Work stream 8: Manufacturing Value-Added Composites for the Construction Sector Using Mixed Waste Plastics and Waste Glass Fibres

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Work stream 8: Manufacturing Value-Added Composites for the Construction Sector Using Mixed Waste Plastics and Waste Glass Fibres

Host Institution: University of Edinburgh

Start Date: 1st January, 2022

Duration: 6 months

Lead Investigator: Dipa Roy

Co-Investigator: Conchur O’Bradaigh

Aims

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.

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