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Outline of guidelines for recycling and recovery of FRP composites
KTH, Superseded Departments, Machine Design. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6633-8168
KTH, Superseded Departments, Machine Design. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM). (EcoDesign)
2004 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fibre composite materials and sandwich constructions are used in many applications for their excellent strength to weight ratio. Their properties are best utilized in transporting structures since the structural weight is reduced and thereby resulting in decreased energy consumption when use of the product. However composite materials are claimed being difficult to recycle and recover since they contain a combination of several material, fibers surrounded by a polymeric thermoset matrix. To investigate the possibilities for material recycling and energy recovery a project with the aim of forming guidelines was performed. Here different recycling and recovery scenarios were economically and environmentally analyzed. The results were formed as guidelines that pointed out material recycling as the best choice for almost all materials included in the study. To implement these results in reality more information about the recycling activity must be known. These former guidelines will therefore be developed. For example it is necessary to inform about proper material size before granulating. It is important to have knowledge about the content of hazardous substance in the material for considering the possibility of material recycling. In this paper an outline for forming of guidelines is presented, were all necessary information needed for successful recycling and recovery is included

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-71787OAI: diva2:487010
TMCE 2004 Lausanne

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Available from: 2012-01-31 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2016-09-14Bibliographically approved

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