Reusing polyester/cotton blend fabrics for composites

Yi Zou, Narendra Reddy, Yiqi Yang

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates a unique approach of developing composites from used polyester/cotton blend fabrics without the need of plasticizers or additional matrix or reinforcing materials. Considerable amounts of PET/cotton blend fabrics are disposed every year due to the technical challenge and/or economical viability of recycling PET from PET/cotton fabrics. The feasibility of compression molding PET/cotton fabrics into composites was studied. The influences of plasticizers on mechanical properties of composites were investigated. PET/cotton composites without plasticizers provided 153% higher modulus of elasticity, 36% higher Young's modulus, similar impact resistance but 17% lower flexural strength and 44% lower tensile strength compared to that of PET matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-770
Number of pages8
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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Polyesters
Plasticizers
Cotton
Cotton fabrics
Composite materials
Elastic moduli
Impact resistance
Compression molding
Bending strength
Recycling
Tensile strength
Mechanical properties

Keywords

  • A. Fabrics/textiles
  • D. Mechanical testing
  • D. Thermal analysis
  • E. Compression moulding polyester/cotton blend fabrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Reusing polyester/cotton blend fabrics for composites. / Zou, Yi; Reddy, Narendra; Yang, Yiqi.

In: Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 42, No. 4, 01.06.2011, p. 763-770.

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Zou, Yi ; Reddy, Narendra ; Yang, Yiqi. / Reusing polyester/cotton blend fabrics for composites. In: Composites Part B: Engineering. 2011 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 763-770.
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