January 19, 2024
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The recycling process for production and end-of-life fiber reinforced thermoset plastic waste is usually a two-step process: the reclamation of the fibers from the matrix through its degradation and their recovery and remanufacture into new feedstock material or product. The chapter will be opened by an outlook of the current sources of waste in the composite industry. This will comprise a review of the principal fiber reclamation technologies, categorizing them based on the degradation mechanism (pyrolysis or solvolysis), and an overview of the obtainable properties will be provided. The chapter will then focus on the description of the available remanufacturing technologies for reclaimed carbon fibers, into new recycled composite materials. The chapter will also provide an overview of the current industrial landscape.
Marco Luigi Longana, Rhys J. Tapper, Lourens G. Blok, Ian Hamerton
Marco Luigi Longana, Rhys J. Tapper, Lourens G. Blok, Ian Hamerton. (2021), Recycling of fiber reinforced thermosetting composites. Fiber Reinforced Composites: Constituents, Compatibility, Perspectives, and Applications: 561-595. Doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-821090-1.00018-1