Development of composites with recycled PET matrix

F. Ronkay, T. Czigány

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Abstract

Injection molded composites with recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) matrices, reinforced with glass and basalt fiber were prepared, containing 15, 30 and 45 wt % fiber. Fiber fracture and the interaction of various fibers and the matrix were analyzed in the micro-droplet test during processing. It was established that the basalt fibers, which are much cheaper than glass fibers improve substantially the tensile and flexural moduli without causing a significant decrease in the tensile and impact strength values. It was shown that the approximate critical fiber length calculated from the maximum pull-out fiber length from the fracture surfaces differs from that determined by microdroplet tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-834
Number of pages5
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Volume17
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

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Keywords

  • Composites
  • Fibers
  • Matrix
  • Mechanical properties
  • Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET)

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  • Polymers and Plastics

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Development of composites with recycled PET matrix. / Ronkay, F.; Czigány, T.

In: Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Vol. 17, No. 9-10, 09.2006, p. 830-834.

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