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.
|Title of host publication||SAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege|
|Subtitle of host publication||Liege, Belgium, 13–15 September 2016|
|Place of Publication||Liege, Belgium|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Sep 2016|
|Event||SAMPE Europe Conference 2016 - Liege, Belgium|
Duration: 13 Sep 2016 → 15 Sep 2016
|Conference||SAMPE Europe Conference 2016|
|Period||13/09/16 → 15/09/16|
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.