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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced that it is testing a unique composite equipment for reprocessing all types of fibrous waste and producing new products out of it. A statement said that the system is being tested at the ZUKM plant of its subsidiary, Umatex, under the industrial proceses diversification programme.

The equipment has the capacity of producing over 150 tons annually and will allow the creation of an effective composite recycling system

Umatex Deputy Director General Yuri Svistanov said that the carbon fiber cutting project is designed to solve the problem of recycling waste generated by carbon fiber production. “Creating a recycling system for composites is an important stage in the development of a complete recycling system,” he said. 

According to the statement, the new materials retain all the unique properties of composites such as their light weight, high durability and corrosion resistance. They are consequently in demand in various industries such as space, aircraft manufacturing, shipbuilding, construction, automotives, energy, sports equipment production and medicine.