Recycling of long fibre thermoplastic composites by low shear mixing

T.A. de Bruijn, G.A. Vincent, F.W.J. van Hattum

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Abstract

Continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastics have become increasingly popular, therefore a need for high quality recycling becomes more crucial. This study thus focusses on recycling post-industrial waste of Long Fibre Thermoplastic (LFT) dimensions into parts, with mechanical properties close to the original continuous fibre composite. A consolidated continuous E-Glass fibre polypropylene laminate is recycled to LFT material and compared to the virgin material and LFT pellets. Material is cut to flakes and processed by a small scale, low-cost and low-shear mixing machine and compression moulded. Mechanical properties match the theoretical model and are close to continuous fibre composites’ properties, when corrected for orientation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege
Subtitle of host publicationLiege, Belgium, 13–15 September 2016
EditorsB. Vangrimde
Place of PublicationLiege, Belgium
Pages540-546
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2016
EventSAMPE Europe Conference 2016 - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Conference

ConferenceSAMPE Europe Conference 2016
CountryBelgium
CityLiege
Period13/09/1615/09/16

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Thermoplastics
Recycling
Fibers
Composite materials
Mechanical properties
Industrial wastes
Glass fibers
Laminates
Polypropylenes
Costs

Keywords

  • METIS-320989
  • IR-105059

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de Bruijn, T. A., Vincent, G. A., & van Hattum, F. W. J. (2016). Recycling of long fibre thermoplastic composites by low shear mixing. In B. Vangrimde (Ed.), SAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege: Liege, Belgium, 13–15 September 2016 (pp. 540-546). Liege, Belgium.
de Bruijn, T.A. ; Vincent, G.A. ; van Hattum, F.W.J. / Recycling of long fibre thermoplastic composites by low shear mixing. SAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege: Liege, Belgium, 13–15 September 2016. editor / B. Vangrimde. Liege, Belgium, 2016. pp. 540-546
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de Bruijn, TA, Vincent, GA & van Hattum, FWJ 2016, Recycling of long fibre thermoplastic composites by low shear mixing. in B Vangrimde (ed.), SAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege: Liege, Belgium, 13–15 September 2016. Liege, Belgium, pp. 540-546, SAMPE Europe Conference 2016, Liege, Belgium, 13/09/16.

Recycling of long fibre thermoplastic composites by low shear mixing. / de Bruijn, T.A.; Vincent, G.A.; van Hattum, F.W.J.

SAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege: Liege, Belgium, 13–15 September 2016. ed. / B. Vangrimde. Liege, Belgium, 2016. p. 540-546.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

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de Bruijn TA, Vincent GA, van Hattum FWJ. Recycling of long fibre thermoplastic composites by low shear mixing. In Vangrimde B, editor, SAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege: Liege, Belgium, 13–15 September 2016. Liege, Belgium. 2016. p. 540-546