MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 299, 2019Modern Technologies in Manufacturing (MTeM 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Processes of Plastics and Composite Materials; Environmental Engineering|
|Published online||02 December 2019|
Mechanical and structural properties of composites made from recycled and virgin polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and metal chip or mesh wire
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Machine Building,
103-105 Muncii Bld.,
2 Babes-Bolyai University, Institute of Chemistry Raluca Ripan, Department of Polymer Composites, 30 Fantanele Str., 400294, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3 Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of Prevention, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 8 Victor Babes street, Cluj-Napoca, 400012, Romania
4 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Physics and Chemistry Department, 28 Memorandumului Str., Cluj-Napoca, 400114, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a champion of recycling, intense research is being done to find new solutions for using recycled plastic. This study aims to characterize the mechanical andstructural properties (SEM- scanning electron microscopy) of products made from recycled metal swarf or mesh wire with recycled plastic (PET) in comparison with virgin plastic. Samples manufactured from virgin and recycled PET are made by pressing and high temperature. The loss of mechanical properties ofproducts made from recycled plastic is a major drawback that influences their use. SEM images confirm that the dispersion and distribution of the PET phase is not very uniform. By addition of virgin plastic in various compositions with recycled plastic, processing parameters and mechanical properties can be optimized.
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