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Glastic Composite Prototypes: A Materials Alternative for Recycling Plastic and Glass Waste

Glastic Composite Prototypes: A Materials Alternative for Recycling Plastic and Glass Waste Multiple plastic compositions containing polyethylene, polystyrene, PVC, ABS, Nylon, polypropylene, with various particle morphologies and a narrow range of sizes and size distributions were mixed with similar size brown glass into “glastic” composites having glass compositions of 15, 30, and 45 wt%. These prototypes were molded in a form similar to standard clay bricks at 235°C and were compression tested to more than double the fracture stress of clay bricks at temperatures ranging from 20 to 50°C. These prototypes illustrate the prospects for utilizing waste plastics and glass in simple commercial materials applications and the relief of land fill problems which are now world-wide. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advanced Performance Materials Springer Journals

Glastic Composite Prototypes: A Materials Alternative for Recycling Plastic and Glass Waste

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Engineering; Automotive Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Classical Mechanics; Metallic Materials
ISSN
0929-1881
eISSN
1572-8765
DOI
10.1023/A:1008604213324
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Abstract

Multiple plastic compositions containing polyethylene, polystyrene, PVC, ABS, Nylon, polypropylene, with various particle morphologies and a narrow range of sizes and size distributions were mixed with similar size brown glass into “glastic” composites having glass compositions of 15, 30, and 45 wt%. These prototypes were molded in a form similar to standard clay bricks at 235°C and were compression tested to more than double the fracture stress of clay bricks at temperatures ranging from 20 to 50°C. These prototypes illustrate the prospects for utilizing waste plastics and glass in simple commercial materials applications and the relief of land fill problems which are now world-wide.

Journal

Advanced Performance MaterialsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2004

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