Reuse of waste carbon fibre by compounding with thermoplastic polymers

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Abstract

Composites of Polypropylene (PP) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) with three types of continuous sized waste carbon fibres (CF) were manufactured using twin screw compounding. The carbon fibres used were collected as waste product form the 3D weaving process. Compounds with various percentages, between 4.6 % and 15.5 % fibre volume fraction, of reinforcement were injection moulded. Tensile testing was carried out to access the change in Young’s modulus, tensile strength and elongation at break. Also, micrographic analysis was conducted to observe the importance of sizing and the effect of its removal. It was determined that the Young’s modulus and tensile strength of the composite increased with increasing carbon fibre loading, whereas the elongation at break was reduced. Also, it was determined that an increase in tensile strength could be obtained by removal of the epoxy size.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials - UK
Duration: 27 Jul 2009 → …

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Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials
Period27/07/09 → …

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Thermoplastics
Carbon fibers
Tensile strength
Elongation
Polymers
Elastic moduli
Tensile testing
Composite materials
High density polyethylenes
Polypropylenes
Volume fraction
Reinforcement
Fibers

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Archer, E, McIlhagger, AT, Buchanan, S & Dixon, D 2009, Reuse of waste carbon fibre by compounding with thermoplastic polymers. in Unknown Host Publication. 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, 27/07/09.

Reuse of waste carbon fibre by compounding with thermoplastic polymers. / Archer, E; McIlhagger, AT; Buchanan, S; Dixon, D.

Unknown Host Publication. 2009.

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