World’s First Recyclable Epoxy Resin: Cleavamine and
Recycloset Have Fibre Recovery Rates Close To 95%
Wuxi Adesso Nanotech has developed the world's first
recyclable epoxies, providing a cutting-edge green technology that enables
manufacturers to design the next generation of recyclable epoxy-based products for
sustainable growth. Recycloset™ and Cleavamine™ products are already on the market.
With Recycloset™, both the epoxy composition and the components in contact with the
epoxy matrix (i.e. carbon, glass and natural fibres),can be recovered and reused to
manufacture new epoxy composite products, providing both economic and environmental
incentives for industrial customers. Degraded epoxy polymers can be recovered and used as
polymer materials in specific applications.
The resulting components have similar chemical resistance and mechanical properties as
those using conventional non-recyclable epoxies, especially in terms of toughness, impact
strength, flexibility and low-temperature properties. The recovery rate of the fiber materials
could be as much as 95% of the original quantities.
With the capability to recover epoxy and fiber components, it can therefore be re-sold, re-
used and re-purposed. This technology is ideal for manufacturing products focused on
durability as well as sustainability-minded companies.
Creating recyclable epoxy resins are harnessed in specifically designed hardeners that
converts thermosetting epoxies into thermoplastics. More than its recyclability, it can be
used with any existing epoxy resin to allow composite manufacturers to make recyclable
products with the same high performance, create an environmentally-friendly epoxy, use
current standard machinery to do so, and significantly reduce epoxy disposal currently
relegated to landfills or incineration.
Click here for
Adesso Advanced Materials has successfully developed revolutionary re-workable and recyclable epoxy
resin systems, i.e. the RecyclosetTM
, which are particularly designed for manufacturing the next generation
sustainable fiber reinforced epoxy composites. Recycloset™ technology is based on our patent-pending
curing agents, i.e. CleavamineTM
. Adesso Advanced Materials Ltd. is the first and only supplier of these
unique green products in the world.