Polypropylene Reinforced with Short Pet Fibres – Manufacturing Issues and Impact Behaviour
Baltic Polymers Symposium 2019: Programme and Proceedings
The development of manufacturing methodology for polypropylene reinforced with short PET fibres provided a composite with superior impact properties that can be processed by injection moulding. This study shows the crucial issues of PET fibres selection, fibre pellet fabrication and composite compounding, which can be easily up-scaled and implemented in the plastic industry. The impact performance of PP/PET fibres composites was evaluated using drop-weight tests and compared to unreinforced PP and composite counterparts reinforced with short glass and viscose fibres. The basic mechanical properties were also related to reference composites.
Franciszczak, P., Bledzki, A., Pleskot, E., Radwański, M., Kovaļovs, A., Japiņš, G., Kalniņš, K., Čate, A., Merijs-Meri, R., Zicāns, J. Polypropylene Reinforced with Short Pet Fibres – Manufacturing Issues and Impact Behaviour. In: Baltic Polymers Symposium 2019: Programme and Proceedings, Lithuania, Vilnius, 18-20 September, 2019. Vilnius: 2019, pp.50-50.