Fall 2022 – Textile Engineering of Polyethylene Recycling for Future Vehicles

Project Director: Kenan Song

Assembly of the lab-scale fiber spinning apparatus, startup and qualification of the unit, optimization of fiber composition, and fiber property testing standardization were successfully completed in the first few months of the project.   Initial process runs demonstrated that optimized fibers exhibit properties measurably superior to conventional commercial carbon fibers.  A new patent disclosure will be filed based on these promising results.