Study of Tensile Properties of Recycled Polypropylene with Glass Fibers at Different Temperature
This research paper studies the influence of preparation method of recycled polymer material with glass fibers on the tensile properties of the final product. The recycled material was made from polypropylene, which originally contained 30 % of glass fibers. It was divided into fractions using size of the crushed particles. These fractions ranged from large particles, similar to the original material, to small dust particles. Measurements were performed at various temperatures. It was found that the mixture of dust particles showed a large decrease in measured properties. It is mainly due to shortening of the large glass fibers, so that it no longer fulfills its function as reinforcing filler. Conversely, mixture with larger particles did not show a significant decrease in properties compared to the original material.
Dr. Tibor Krenický and Dr. Štefánia Olejárová
V. Senkerik et al., "Study of Tensile Properties of Recycled Polypropylene with Glass Fibers at Different Temperature", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 756, pp. 11-18, 2017