ELG Carbon Fibre / Ineos Team UK
Commitment to close the loop in marine manufacturing

05.07.2019 A market leader in recycled carbon fiber materials ELG Carbon Fibre, Coseley/UK, and Ineos Team UK are working together to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into The America’s Cup 2021 build program.

Ineos Team UK’s Test Boat ‘T5’ is a 28-foot foiling monohull modified to match the fundamental parameters of the AC75, the class of boat that will contest the 36th America’s Cup”
© Picture: Harry KH
Ineos Team UK’s Test Boat ‘T5’ is a 28-foot foiling monohull modified to match the fundamental parameters of the AC75, the class of boat that will contest the 36th America’s Cup”

ELG has been a technical supplier to INEOS Team UK since the campaign began in 2018 and has processed 1,000 kg of carbon manufacturing waste and end-of-use parts for the British Challengers.

From ELG’s specialist facility in the West Midlands, INEOS Team UK’s recovered fibers are converted into milled and chopped products to make thermoset and thermoplastic compounds and nonwovens mats. These reprocessed products are then used to manufacture composite structures during the production of the AC75 boat that will compete in Auckland in 2021.

The recycled nonwovens have been used in the production of 2 cradles to support the AC75 during transit as well as the hull and deck molds.

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