Who recycles fibreglass and where?

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ECO Wolf, Inc . (former Seawolf Inc.). is one US based company offering a combination of fibreglass recycling services. Results of their fibreglass grinding process “can range from 1″ to fine powder.”
Quote: “The ECO-WOLF recycling system consists of two major components. The ECO-Grinder™, which is robustly constructed and specifically designed to withstand the abrasive nature of the material while maintaining the integrity of the glass or natural fibers.  This allows the fibers to be reincorporated back into new products.
The second part of the process is the ECO-Dispensing Macerator™.  This component is a pneumatic powered device that meters and transports the material processed by the ECO-Grinder™ to the pre-existing spray-up equipment where it is injected into the resin spray upon operator demand. We supply the adapter that reincorporates the scrap without replacing most spray systems.”
See their website for an overview and further details.
The cement kiln route – as described at the section What use can be made of recycled fibreglass – is commercially practised in Germany, besides other by the company Zajons Zerkleinerungs GmbH.

Then there is Denmark based Fiberline Composites, which manufactures fibreglass and carbon fibre profiles.Fiberline in turn has signed a contract with two companies: Afore named Zajons in Germany, which specializes in converting waste to alternative fuels for industry – and Holcim (German branch), subsidiary of the world leading cement manufacturer from Switzerland. “Under the contract, surplus fibreglass from Fiberline’s production in Denmark will be shipped south for use as a key constituent of cement”. States Fiberline.

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