You know for sure that we have a collection of recycled carbon cases in the violin.
But what you don’t know is why and how we came to build it. I tell you everything through three questions.
Where does the recycled carbon come from?
The construction of airplanes generates carbon fibre residues, for example cuttings that are not used. In addition, this waste is increasing because more and more carbon is used in the manufacture of cars.
You may wonder why it is used in cars. The reason is that the environmental policies of governments force vehicles to become lighter and lighter (so that they pollute less). With carbon fibre, it is possible to reduce the weight of a car by 70% , resulting in 50% savings in fuel and CO2 emissions.
The recycled carbon used in the violin cases comes in the form of a thick ‘blanket’, made with carbon threads oriented in all directions.