There is a growing need for sustainable solutions for the composite market, as well as solutions that would facilitate end-of-life recycling of composite elements. The answer to that need is still left to Academic research or end users, without a recognized reference supplier for know-how and environmentally friendly materials. GS4C identified this area as a niche where they could grow and become market leaders as provider of sustainable solutions. To achieve this goal, a number of companies have been involved over the past three years to cover all the aspects of the industrial process, from fiber manufacturing to recycling.
The market for sustainable composites is still in it’s infancy, yet the results of decades of non-sustainable manufacturing are now causing great concern among environmentalists and institutions. The EU is investing substantial resources to investigate alternative solutions to landfill and define new rules to foster a shift toward a more environmental responsible attitude.