The effect of reprocessing on the mechanical properties of the waste fabric reinforced composites


Bakkal M. , BODUR M. S. , Berkalp Ö. B. , Yılmaz Ş.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, vol.212, no.11, pp.2541-2548, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 212 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2012.03.008
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2541-2548

Abstract

In this study, waste cotton fabric reinforced polymer matrix composite plate has been processed by a-custom-made recycling extruder. Two different (12.5% and 25% fibers by weight) waste fabric reinforced composite plates were produced and reprocessed six times to assess repetition effect of processing on the mechanical and rheological properties on plates. Effects of reprocessing were evaluated by the tensile testing and impact testing besides SEM, DSC, XRD and MFI rheological and characterization analysis. Test results of composite plates were compared with the pure low density polyethylene (LDPE) plate. Test results show that the tensile strength was increased till the 4th reprocessing step while reducing impact properties. In further reprocessing, tensile properties have been decreased as a consequence of the fabric/fiber damage. Thermal effect of reprocessing was limited according to the comprehensive characterization and theological analysis. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.