Chomarat: Emphasis on eco-design to reduce the carbon impact of composites

18 . 04 . 2024

In recent years, Chomarat has intensified its efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its products by adopting an eco-design strategy. This strategy includes the development of reinforcements using natural fibres such as linen and hemp; as well as the integration of recycled glass and carbon fibres into these reinforcements.

Innovative projects concerning the reuse of glass and carbon fibres

Chomarat is notably a partner in the European MC4 project, which aims to establish circular procedures for carbon and glass fibre composites. As part of this project, Chomarat’s role is to use recycled carbon fibres to produce new reinforcements. The results of this project will be published in 2025.

At the same time, Chomarat is working on recycling its own fibreglass waste. A two-stage project to assess the feasibility of integrating this waste into the reinforcements and, in the longer term, the use of fibres from recycled composite parts. The product currently in development is a non-woven composed of both virgin and recycled materials, which can be combined with different reinforcements from the Chomarat range. Discussions are in progress with those working in the boating, sports equipment and pultrusion sectors to assess the possibilities of re-introducing these recycled glass fibres into their products.

A verified and validated eco-design approach

In order to guarantee the eco-designed nature of its innovations, Chomarat has recently acquired multi-criteria lifecycle analysis software. This strategy will allow the company to go further in validating the eco-designed nature of its products and to offer its customers justified alternative solutions.


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