Short-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (SFRTCs) and particle-filled thermoplastic composites (PFTCs) are widely used in various industrial sectors, from automotive to electronic appliances, from building constructions to domestic equipment. Their environmental impact could be significantly reduced through both open and closed loop recycling, which allows a reduction of the usage of new resources and limit the energy consumption and CO2 release associated to their production. The main challenges and opportunities in the recycling of SFRTCs and PFTCs are currently represented by i) reprocessing (also called mechanical recycling), use of recycled matrices ii) use of recycled fibers, iii) use of waste composites, iv) chemical recycling. Opportunities and current limitations in the recycling strategies and technologies for SFRTCs and PFTCs are here reviewed. © 2021 Kingfa Scientific and Technological Co. Ltd. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Recycling concepts for short-fiber-reinforced and particle-filled thermoplastic composites: A review / Pegoretti, Alessandro. - In: ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING POLYMER RESEARCH. - ISSN 2542-5048. - 4:2(2021), pp. 93-104. [10.1016/j.aiepr.2021.03.004]

Recycling concepts for short-fiber-reinforced and particle-filled thermoplastic composites: A review

Pegoretti, Alessandro
2021-01-01

Abstract

Short-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (SFRTCs) and particle-filled thermoplastic composites (PFTCs) are widely used in various industrial sectors, from automotive to electronic appliances, from building constructions to domestic equipment. Their environmental impact could be significantly reduced through both open and closed loop recycling, which allows a reduction of the usage of new resources and limit the energy consumption and CO2 release associated to their production. The main challenges and opportunities in the recycling of SFRTCs and PFTCs are currently represented by i) reprocessing (also called mechanical recycling), use of recycled matrices ii) use of recycled fibers, iii) use of waste composites, iv) chemical recycling. Opportunities and current limitations in the recycling strategies and technologies for SFRTCs and PFTCs are here reviewed. © 2021 Kingfa Scientific and Technological Co. Ltd. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
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Pegoretti, Alessandro
Recycling concepts for short-fiber-reinforced and particle-filled thermoplastic composites: A review / Pegoretti, Alessandro. - In: ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING POLYMER RESEARCH. - ISSN 2542-5048. - 4:2(2021), pp. 93-104. [10.1016/j.aiepr.2021.03.004]
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