Regeneration Of Thermally Recycled Glass Fibre For Cost-Effective Composite Recycling: Overview of the ReCoVeR projects

James Thomason, Liu Yang, Chih-Chuan Kao, Peter Jenkins, Eduardo Saez Rodriguez, Ulf Nagel

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2014
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials - Barceló Renacimiento Hotel, Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
http://www.eccm16.org/

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM16
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period22/06/1426/06/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • glass fibre
  • GRP recycling
  • tensile strength

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