GFS (Re)Cycle Stage 2: Primary Breakdown
When the waste collected arrives at a Global Fiberglass Solutions recycling/manufacturing plant, the material must first be reduced to a size manageable for the plant's machinery. Plant staff make more cuts in the material before it goes into a conveyor machine that processes the material.
Once the material reaches manufacturing-grade fiber form (see photo) it branches off into one of three paths:
- Further refinement into a specified length (1/2in, 1/4in, 1/8in fibers) via a customized hammer mill process
- Sold to manufacturer clients as manufacturing-grade fibers
- Further processing at GFS to become another type of product
The primary breakdown stage transforms wind turbine blade pieces considered waste into ready-to-use manufacturing material for GFS and its customers.
Next: Stage 3