Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a method to dissolve the epoxy that binds carbon fibers. After dissolving the epoxy with an alcohol solvent, the carbon fibers can be separated and reused.
According to the article, Kai Yu, a postdoctoral researcher in The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, said, “This method we think could have a lot of immediate industrial applications, with lots economical and environment benefits.”
The study, which was published in July in Advanced Functional Materials, focused on carbon fibers bound with vitrimer epoxy.
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