Durability of recycled Polypropylene for geotextile applications.

Miraftab, Mohsen (2004) Durability of recycled Polypropylene for geotextile applications. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

In recent years the incorporation of waste plastic into fibres intended for geotextiles has attracted interest as aesthetic requirements are not considered important. However the addition of waste material to virgin polymers raises questions of durability. In this paper the addition of waste HDPE to PP to produce fibres that were subsequently subjected to accelerated thermal ageing is described. Compared to PP fibres containing virgin HDPE the fibres containing the recycled HDPE had poor durability. However, addition of a recycling stabiliser package (Recyclossorb 550) resulted in much improved durability albeit at the expense of drawability.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of the paper given at Technical Textiles The Innovative Approach, Manchester, 26-27 April 2004.
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 10:06
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46

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