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Global production of composite materials in 2015 will significantly exceed 10 million tons. Glass fibre reinforced composites account for more than 90% of all the fibre-reinforced composites currently produced. Development of economically viable processes for recycling end-of-life glass fibre composites would have major economic and environmental impacts. This presentation introduces the ReCoVeR projects on enabling cost-effective performance regeneration of glass-fibres from thermal recycling of end-of-life automotive and wind energy composites. ReCoVeR technology targets treating glass fibre thermally reclaimed from GRP waste in order to regenerate a performance level which is equivalent to new fibres. Composite materials reinforced with ReCoVeR glass fibres can currently attain over 80% of the reinforcement performance of composites produced with pristine glass fibres.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jun 2014|
|Event||16th European Conference on Composite Materials - Barceló Renacimiento Hotel, Seville, Spain|
Duration: 22 Jun 2014 → 26 Jun 2014
|Conference||16th European Conference on Composite Materials|
|Period||22/06/14 → 26/06/14|
- glass fibre
- GRP recycling
- tensile strength
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