Carbon fibre: the wonder material with a dirty secret

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  1. NYC Fred

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    Thanks for the article. I had heard about this recently when I found out those windmill blades can't be recycled and are buried or something along those lines. I like the golf club and tennis racket idea as a way to recycle them. I wonder what else in a larger scale could use recycled cf like that. Tennis rackets are still pretty strong if the ones I've tried used recycled material. Any idea where one would acquire scrap cf? I'm assuming the scraps are cut up like forged carbon and then baked under high pressure.
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    I would think maybe building materials sort of like particle board applications. But that would probably depend on CF scrap alternative value versus the value of the traditional material it would be substituting for.
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    Fiberglass is the same. That’s what those windmill blades are made out of. Seems that would be the one to scramble over if anything.
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