The formulation of composites reinforced with shredded epoxy-carbon fibers wastes is investigated. Poly (buthylene terephthalate) PBT was selected as the matrix for the composites. In order to increase the interaction between the epoxy resin still coating the carbon fibers and the PBT matrix, polycarbonate (PC) was added either to the matrix formulation or as a waste coating. The flexural strength, impact strength, and dynamic-mechanical analysis of the new composites was investigated, as well as their microstructure by scanning electron microscopy. Experimental results show that the recycled fibers can be dispersed in both pure PBT and in its blend, enhancing the mechanical properties of the composites. An increase in the investigated properties is found specifically in the elastic modulus below 50 degrees C and in the impact strength. The extent of the increase depends on the obtained microstructure.

Andrea Saccani, Maurizio Fiorini, Stefania Manzi (2022). Recycling of Wastes Deriving from the Production of Epoxy-Carbon Fiber Composites in the Production of Polymer Composites. APPLIED SCIENCES, 12(9), 1-8 [10.3390/app12094287].

Recycling of Wastes Deriving from the Production of Epoxy-Carbon Fiber Composites in the Production of Polymer Composites

Andrea Saccani
Primo
Conceptualization
;
Maurizio Fiorini
Secondo
Investigation
;
Stefania Manzi
Ultimo
Supervision
2022

Abstract

The formulation of composites reinforced with shredded epoxy-carbon fibers wastes is investigated. Poly (buthylene terephthalate) PBT was selected as the matrix for the composites. In order to increase the interaction between the epoxy resin still coating the carbon fibers and the PBT matrix, polycarbonate (PC) was added either to the matrix formulation or as a waste coating. The flexural strength, impact strength, and dynamic-mechanical analysis of the new composites was investigated, as well as their microstructure by scanning electron microscopy. Experimental results show that the recycled fibers can be dispersed in both pure PBT and in its blend, enhancing the mechanical properties of the composites. An increase in the investigated properties is found specifically in the elastic modulus below 50 degrees C and in the impact strength. The extent of the increase depends on the obtained microstructure.
2022
Andrea Saccani, Maurizio Fiorini, Stefania Manzi (2022). Recycling of Wastes Deriving from the Production of Epoxy-Carbon Fiber Composites in the Production of Polymer Composites. APPLIED SCIENCES, 12(9), 1-8 [10.3390/app12094287].
Andrea Saccani; Maurizio Fiorini; Stefania Manzi
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