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A number of processes for recycling GRP are available or under development. However, nearly all options deliver recycled glass fibres (RGF) which are not cost-performance competitive due to the huge drop in performance of RGF compared to its original state. A breakthrough in the regeneration of RGF performance has the potential to totally transform the economics of recycling GRP waste and end-of-life composites. This presentation will review the status of the ReCoVeR project which is focussed on enabling cost-effective regeneration of the performance and value of glass fibres obtained from thermal recycling of end-of-life GRP and GRP manufacturing waste. Highlights of our latest results will be presented with emphasis on our breakthrough treatments to regenerate the properties of thermally recycled glass fibres. The ReCoVeR treatments are currently being patented and the authors are actively seeking innovative partners to form a consortium to move this technology towards a commercial reality
|Publication status||Unpublished - 28 Nov 2016|
|Event||2nd International Composites Congress - CCD Congress Center, Düsseldorf, Germany|
Duration: 28 Nov 2010 → 29 Nov 2016
|Conference||2nd International Composites Congress|
|Period||28/11/10 → 29/11/16|
- recycling & reuse of materials
- recycled glass fibres
- thermal recycling
- global reinforcement fibre usage
- manufacturing waste
Yang, L., Kao, C. C. & Thomason, J. L., 15 Apr 2016, In: Polymer Composites. 33 p.
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Recover: regenerating the strength and value of glass fibres thermally recycled from end-of-life GRP compositesThomason, J., Yang, L., Jenkins, P., Saez Rodriguez, E. & Nagel, U., 27 Apr 2016, p. 1-24. 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › SpeechOpen AccessFile
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 › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile20 Citations (Scopus)121 Downloads (Pure)