The ReCoVer Project: regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling

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 paper introduces and reviews the initial results of 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.

Conference

ConferenceSAMPE-ACMA Composites Conference and Exposition, CAMX 2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida
Period13/10/1416/10/14

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Glass fibers
Recycling
Composite materials
Costs
Fibers
fiberglass
Wind power
Environmental impact
Reinforcement
Economics

Keywords

  • regeneration and recovery
  • recylcing
  • glass fibre
  • composite recycling

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Thomason, J., Yang, L., Kao, C-C., Jenkins, P., Saez Rodriguez, E., & Nagel, U. (2014). The ReCoVer Project: regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling. Paper presented at SAMPE-ACMA Composites Conference and Exposition, CAMX 2014, Orlando, Florida, United States.
Thomason, James ; Yang, Liu ; Kao, Chih-Chuan ; Jenkins, Peter ; Saez Rodriguez, Eduardo ; Nagel, Ulf. / The ReCoVer Project : regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling. Paper presented at SAMPE-ACMA Composites Conference and Exposition, CAMX 2014, Orlando, Florida, United States.10 p.
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The ReCoVer Project : regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling. / Thomason, James; Yang, Liu; Kao, Chih-Chuan; Jenkins, Peter; Saez Rodriguez, Eduardo; Nagel, Ulf.

2014. Paper presented at SAMPE-ACMA Composites Conference and Exposition, CAMX 2014, Orlando, Florida, United States.

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