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Title: Processing of in-plant mechanically recycled PA-12
Authors: Meyer, Tino
Sherratt, Paul J.
Harland, Andy R.
Haworth, Barry
Holmes, Chris E.
Lucas, Tim
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: MEYER, T. ...et al, 2017. Processing of in-plant mechanically recycled PA-12. Presented at ANTEC 2017: The plastics technology conference. Anaheim, May 8-10th.
Abstract: The increasing public awareness and demand for a more sustainable handling of the earth’s resources has led to the idea/ concept of a circular economy. Within this concept materials will be re-used in a closed loop system rather than being down-cycled or inappropriately managed (disposed via landfill) at the end of their life-cycle. Based on previous research, Polyamide 12 (PA-12) is a promising material candidate in the sports and leisure sector and its ability for being reprocessed via injection molding has been investigated. While other PAs tend to show a decrease in impact properties on mechanical recycling, PA-12 is shown to be able to overcome these problems when reprocessed at a higher melt temperature, yielding samples with improved impact properties compared to the primary material.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24545
Publisher Link: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/184555/419149/
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