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Glass Fibre Strength—A Review with Relation to Composite Recycling

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XJ, UK
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Academic Editor: Edith Maeder
Fibers 2016, 4(2), 18;
Received: 5 February 2016 / Accepted: 8 May 2016 / Published: 26 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Glass Fibers)
The recovery and reuse of glass fibres from manufacturing waste and end-of-life composites in an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective manner is one of the most important challenges facing the thermosetting polymer composites industry. A number of processes for recycling fibres from such materials are available or under development. However, nearly all options deliver recycled glass fibres that are not cost-performance competitive due to the huge drop in strength of recycled glass fibre compared to its original state. A breakthrough in the regeneration of recycled glass fibre performance has the potential to totally transform the economics of recycling such composites. This paper reviews the available knowledge of the thermally-induced strength loss in glass fibres, discusses some of the phenomena that are potentially related and presents the status of research into processes to regenerate the strength and value of such weak recycled glass fibres. View Full-Text
Keywords: glass fibres; composites; recycling; strength glass fibres; composites; recycling; strength
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Thomason, J.; Jenkins, P.; Yang, L. Glass Fibre Strength—A Review with Relation to Composite Recycling. Fibers 2016, 4, 18.

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