Recent Developments and Innovations
Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc., a multinational recycling and green manufacturing company headquartered at Highlands Campus Tech Centre in Bothell, Washington, has pioneered many inventive solutions for resource recovery.
November 6, 2017:
For the past few years, Bothell, Wash.-based Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFSI) has succeeded in taking GFRP wind turbine blades and recycling them into new products like manhole covers and building walkways. In less than 10 years of existence, GFSI has already built an impressive clientele featuring some of the biggest names in wind energy, including GE. According to a June 2017 report from GE, GFSI has recycled 564 blades for them in less than a year. By using GFSI’s recycling process, GE could reuse 50 million pounds of waste in the next couple of years.
August 1, 2017:
In the new Circular Economy, companies are combining competitive business practices with environmental sustainability by bringing innovation to the factory floor. “Waste not, want not.” They aren’t just words to live by anymore. A new think-tank in Toronto wants to revolutionize our current economic model by changing how we make things.
June 23, 2017:
At 16 years old, the Fenner Wind Farm, near Syracuse, New York, is one of the oldest in the United States. While the towering wind turbines show little sign of slowing down — they churn out 5,500 megawatt-hours of energy annually — their 122-foot fiberglass blades are coming up short by today’s standards. Newer turbines easily produce 20 percent more power using blades that are 16 feet longer but just as light.
May 18, 2017:
PULLMAN, Wash. – In collaboration with industry partner Global Fiberglass Solutions and the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI), a WSU research team for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods to the wind energy industry.
May 31, 2016:
Bothell, WA –Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFS) has announced that it has successfully grown its recycling and manufacturing operation to cover the repurposing of fiberglass and carbon fiber from sources as diverse as wind turbine blades, boat hulls and airplane cabins - by land, by sea, by air.
May 26, 2016:
Tacoma, WA – Toray Composites America Inc. (TCA) and Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFS) are in the process of expanding their cooperation on repurposing scrap material stemming from TCA’s production of high quality advanced composite prepreg materials, which TCA is producing for the needs of recreational, aircraft and industrial markets.
September 30, 2015:
Bothell, WA – Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFSI) announces that it has successfully applied for and received a full patent for the recycling of fiberglass scrap wind turbine blades.
June 26, 2015:
Seattle, WA – Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFSI) announces that it has successfully applied for and received a full patent for the recycling of fiberglass scrap.
April 15, 2015:
Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc. (GFSI) and Washington State University (WSU) announced today that they have successfully manufactured a variety of composite products with fiberglass material taken from decommissioned wind blades.