Sustainability Levers in Carbon Fiber Industry
Aspects such as climate protection, energy transition and resource conservation are drivers which have really gained societal momentum in the last ten years: we are all facing major challenges and must do our part to ensure a future worth living. With our basic products and materials made of carbon, we are pioneering winning innovations and enabling sustainable solutions for years.
The starting material for our carbon fibers is the precursor, which we produce at our site in Lavradio, Portugal. Since this is the most energy-intensive process in our value chain, it is precisely this point of the SGL-internal value chain where we have the greatest lever for improving sustainability. Therefore, we are starting to gradually convert this site to green energies.