Recycling of Fiber-Metal Laminates

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Fiber metal laminates provide superior mechanical properties over conventional metal alloys. However, they show a very poor recyclability due to its composite nature. Unique recycling technique is developed to recycle both the glass fiber and the aluminum alloy. The process consists of a thermal delamination and an alloy refining step. In this paper, two fiber metal laminates were presented for their thermal delamination behavior and metal recyclability: Lacomet and GLARE. The results indicate that the thermal delamination is robust and energy-efficient, and the aluminum alloy has very high recovery rate and can be used in its original applications. The recovered glass fiber can be re-used in similar or non-critical applications.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 295-297)

Edited by:

Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu

Pages:

2329-2332

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.295-297.2329

Citation:

Y. X. Yang et al., "Recycling of Fiber-Metal Laminates", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 295-297, pp. 2329-2332, 2011

Online since:

July 2011

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