Production of recycled polypropylene (PP) fibers from industrial plastic waste through melt-spinning process

Tuladhar, Rabin, and Yin, Shi (2018) Production of recycled polypropylene (PP) fibers from industrial plastic waste through melt-spinning process. In: Pacheco-Torgal, Fernando, Khatib, Jamal, Colangelo, Francesco, and Tuladhar, Rabin, (eds.) Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete. Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK, pp. 69-84.

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Abstract

Macro plastic fibers are increasingly used in concrete to enhance its post-cracking performance and to control shrinkage cracks. Use of recycled plastic macro fibers in concrete have gained attention recently as it has a potential to save significant amount of plastic waste going into landfill and it eliminates the need of steel mesh in concrete saving cost and labor time. The main objective of this research is to produce commercial-scale recycled polypropylene (PP) fibers from industrial wastes. Our production process includes melt-spinning and hot-drawing processes which increase crystallinity of the PP fibers and improve its mechanical properties such as tensile strength and Young's modulus.

Item ID: 56478
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-08-102676-2
Keywords: polypropylene fiber, recycled fiber, industrial plastic waste, melt-spinning, mechanical recycling
Funders: Fibrecon QLD
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 03:40
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 20%
09 ENGINEERING > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics @ 30%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints) @ 50%
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