Our research and development initiatives include advanced graphene composites, glass fiber recycling from retired wind mill blades, lightweight ballistic armor solutions, and antiviral coatings to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Glass to Glass
Glass fiber from end of life to next-generation glass fiber materials. Whether large wind turbine blades or small trailers and boats, Carbon Rivers reclaims the glass fiber into clean, high-quality glass that is then made into the next boat or car someone drives.
Ballistic Armor Solutions
Ultra-lightweight, flexible, thin, and UV and water resistant, our personnel, vehicle, and glass ballistic materials are NIJ certified and used by law enforcement and military everywhere. Ballistic and stab resistant, Carbon Rivers armor is made from next-generation materials for the current generation first responder.
Polyelectrolyte Graphene Composite Coatings
Carbon Rivers uses pristine graphene in coatings and paints that provide unsurpassed results and applications. Whether UV, water, and scratch resistant paints or anti-fouling and sloughing coatings, Carbon Rivers designs advanced coatings and paints for a variety of industries in oil and gas or marine vessels.
Carbon Rivers designs various polymer, ceramic, and metal additives that increase efficiency and lubricity with industry partners. In addition, it customizes batching and compounding of thermoplastic composites and polymer composite processes.
Carbon Rivers is dedicated to sustainable, green circular economies. Instead of incineration, landfill, or aggregate in other materials, Carbon Rivers reclaims glass fiber from a variety of production and end of life waste streams in order to provide clean, high-quality glass fiber. The recovered glass fiber is then either provided to glass manufacturers to be competitive in price and quality to virgin glass mined from silica or upcycled into composite intermediates for a variety of second-generation materials in the automotive, aerospace, marine, or construction industries.
Carbon Rivers started with recycling glass fiber from wind turbine decommissions and repowers, but this is only a fraction of the glass fiber waste stream. Carbon Rivers can provide not only end of life recycle and upcycle processes for turbine blades, but it can also provide glass fiber 3D filament and composite materials that can go back into the next generation of wind turbine blades.