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RECYCLING OF A PET BY-PRODUCT VIA NANOSTRUCTURE FORMATION
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Macromolecules and polymers
Information
Abstract
There are different methods for improving the properties of recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate) (rPET), including solid state polymerization and methods based in the use of chain extenders. In this work a method based on the addition of layered silicates to form nanocomposites has been explored. The PET by?product was a fraction of fines produced in the grinding and granulating steps of the mechanical recycling of the plastic, which contains low?intrinsic viscosity PET with high amounts of impurities. impurities Nanocomposites were obtained by melt?compounding melt compounding the PET fines with two commercial montmorillonites in a twin?screw microextruder. The raw materials and the nanocomposites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X?ray diffraction (XRD), thermal analysis and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The effects of the clays on the mechanical and optical properties of the obtained materials were measured.
International
No
Congress
IRM2016
970
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-16397-31-0
Start Date
20/04/2016
End Date
20/04/2016
From page
57
To page
57
Industriales Research Meeting 2016
Participants
  • Autor: Joaquin Maria Martinez Urreaga (UPM)
  • Autor: Daniel Jaraiz
  • Autor: Ana Arenas
  • Autor: Maria Ulagares De la Orden Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Álvaro Molina
  • Autor: Vicente Lorenzo Esteban (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Polímeros, Caracterización y Aplicaciones
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
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