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Optimizing a recycling process of SMC composite waste.

Authors
  • Perrin, D
  • Clerc, L
  • Leroy, E
  • Lopez-Cuesta, J-M
  • Bergeret, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Waste Management
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
541–548
Identifiers
PMID: 17611098
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Investigations about the recycling of sheet moulding compounds (SMC) waste as incorporation material for thermoplastic polymer matrix are reported in this paper. A new efficient process is developed in order to strongly increase the reinforcement glass fraction of SMC leading to good mechanical performance of the new thermoplastic compounds. The overall process is composed of two main steps: mechanical and chemical. The second stage is characterised in terms of optimization and capability by means of experimental design and statistical process control techniques for finding the optimal chemical conditions and validating the process.

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