Sigmatex scoops Composites UK award

CIMOct17News - sigmatex
CIMOct17News - sigmatex

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK Composites supply chain has announced Sigmatex as the winners of the prestigious award for its extensive work to reduce the amount of carbon fibre waste generated in-house during its production processes, and successfully developing a Recycled product which utilises the existing waste stream.

Composites UK has announced Sigmatex as the winners of the prestigious award for its extensive work to reduce the amount of carbon fibre waste generated in-house during its production processes, and successfully developing a recycled product which utilises the existing waste stream.

During its in-house manufacturing processes, Sigmatex generates significant quantities of carbon fibre waste across its four manufacturing sites each year. Historically, this waste has been sent to landfill at an ever-rising cost to the business and the environment. Sigmatex has developed a means to capture the waste in a form suitable for conversion, whilst maintaining the primary benefits of carbon fibre. By enabling the alignment of fibre to maximise the mechanical properties in a directional manner.

The product, sigmaRF, was launched at last years Advanced Engineering show and has since received further investment from the company, becoming one of the key components within Sigmatex portfolio. sigmaRF is suitable for many applications which currently use virgin carbon fibre-thermoplastic materials and is especially applicable to the automotive, sports and leisure, medical and energy sectors.

Global commercial manager, Paul McMullan commented: “We are proud to have been recognised in this category, the award further acknowledges our commitment to addressing an industry-wide issue and supports our innovative nature to provide cutting edge textiles to our customers.”

The award will be officially presented at the annual Composites UK awards dinner on 1st November at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham. Sigmatex’s Tom Rockwood has also been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year award.

Sigmatex will also be exhibiting its range of carbon fibre textile solutions at the Advanced Engineering Show, held between 1–2 November 2017. Visit the booth on stand N111.

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