Future directions in the recycling of composite materials

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes Rue Christian Pauc
  • Site IUT Bordeaux

Abstract

Different technologies based on solvolysis were applied to degrade an epoxy resin model and a carbon fibre reinforced RTM6 epoxy resin representative of aerospace applications: CO2-expanded water and generally recognised as safe solvents used neat or in mixture with water. The most efficient solvolysis conditions were then selected to scale up the process and to recover carbon fibres, which were subsequently reused to make new materials.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/1524/07/15

Keywords

  • Carbon fibres, Composites, Recycling, Thermoset