Characterization of Recycled/ Virgin PET Polymers and their Composites
American Journal of Nano Research and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2015, Pages: 11-16
Received: Feb. 5, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 10, 2015; Published: Mar. 5, 2015
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A. Elamri, Laboratoire de génie textile, ISET de Ksar Hellal, Avenue Hadj Ali Soua, 5070 Ksar Hellal, Tunisia
K. Abid, Laboratoire de génie textile, ISET de Ksar Hellal, Avenue Hadj Ali Soua, 5070 Ksar Hellal, Tunisia
O. Harzallah, ENSISA - Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique Textiles LPMT-UMR CNRS n 7189, 11 Rue Alfred, Werner, Mulhouse, France
A. Lallam, ENSISA - Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique Textiles LPMT-UMR CNRS n 7189, 11 Rue Alfred, Werner, Mulhouse, France
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Abstract
In this investigation two Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) polymers obtained from mineral water bottle and a virgin PET polymer were characterised by viscosimetry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and rheology. Virgin PET showed better rheological and viscosimetric properties compared to recycled PET polymers. In order to improve properties when reprocessed at high temperatures, recycled polymers were blended with the virgin one. Rheological and thermal properties of extruded recycled/virgin (PET-V/R) composites showed a good rheological and thermal compatibility and stability compared to extruded pure recycled polymers.
Keywords
PET, Recycled, Composites, Rheology and Polymer
To cite this article
A. Elamri, K. Abid, O. Harzallah, A. Lallam, Characterization of Recycled/ Virgin PET Polymers and their Composites, American Journal of Nano Research and Applications. Special Issue: Nanocomposites Coating and Manufacturing. Vol. 3, No. 4-1, 2015, pp. 11-16. doi: 10.11648/j.nano.s.2015030401.13
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