Projects per year
Results are presented from the ReCoVeR project on the regeneration of the strength of thermally conditioned glass fibres. Thermal recycling of end-of-life glass fibre reinforced composites or composite manufacturing waste delivers fibres with virtually no residual strength or value. Composites produced from such fibres also have extremely poor mechanical performance. Data is presented showing that a short hot sodium hydroxide solution treatment of such recycled fibres can more than triple their strength and restore their ability to act as an effective reinforcement in second life composite materials. The implications of these results for real materials reuse of recycled glass fibres as replacement for pristine reinforcement fibres are discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 15 Mar 2016|
|Event||European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM 17 - Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 26 Jun 2016 → 30 Jun 2016
|Conference||European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM 17|
|Period||26/06/16 → 30/06/16|
- glass fibres
- mechanical properties
- surface treatments
Research Output per year
Thomason, J. L., Nagel, U., Yang, L. & Sáez, E., 1 Aug 2016, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 87, p. 220-227 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Thomason, J. L., Yang, L., Saez, E. L., & Nagel, U. (Accepted/In press). Recover: regenerating the strength and value of thermally recycled glass fibres. Paper presented at European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM 17, Berlin, Germany.