Expect to hear about advances in sustainable manufacturing and recycling of bicycles, and how the profile of the cycling population has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The environmental impact of bicycle manufacturing is getting attention from the growing population of cyclists.
The latest trend in sustainable manufacturing of bike frames and components, and one that is sure to be a feature of Eurobike 2022 Frankfurt, is the switch from epoxy carbon composites to thermoplastic carbon composites for frames and components.
Epoxy carbon composites are not as green as metal alloys, and cyclists are concerned about increased CO2 from epoxy carbon frame manufacturing.
Thermoplastic carbon composite laminate technology enables the manufacture of frames that are as strong or stronger than epoxy based carbon laminates, and more easily recycled. This technology is more appealing to cyclists because it is much greener than using epoxy resins.
We are leaders in manufacturing carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) using the new thermoplastic technologies required to make high strength, high quality CFRP. We also offer a genuinely green turnkey closed-loop manufacturing / recycling solution to the problem of manufacturing in carbon without it costing the planet.
Our CFRP composite laminates can include significant proportions of recycled carbon fiber and resin into new products without compromising the engineering and finish requirements of our customers, and our fully functional carbon fiber laminate recycling facility enables reuse of carbon fiber waste products as carbon felt and resin-free carbon fiber.
From our state of the art manufacturing facility in Taichung, we supply thermoplastic composite laminates to major brands worldwide. Many leading bicycle manufacturers displaying at Eurobike Frankfurt 2022 use our composites to achieve their hallmark performance and style.
Contact us today to find out how we can supply you with a green and sustainable solution to your need for advanced carbon fiber composites. High performance, reliable, and with excellent visual appeal. Complam CFRP is also fully recyclable, so you can truly have it all.