Host Institution: University of Edinburgh
Start Date: 1st January, 2022
Duration: 6 months
Lead Investigator: Dipa Roy
Co-Investigator: Conchur O’Bradaigh
The main objective of this project is to manufacture thermoplastic prepregs using mixed waste plastics and waste glass fibres (GF); to produce laminates; and to manufacture a demonstrator component for the construction sector. The composite products developed for the construction sector will allow the waste materials used to be utilised for longer time periods (e.g over 50 years), thus providing an economically attractive solution to deal with the current high volume of wastes.