Current status of carbon fibre and carbon fibre composites recycling

Zhang, Jin and Chevali, Venkata S. and Wang, Hao and Wang, Chun-Hui (2020) Current status of carbon fibre and carbon fibre composites recycling. Composites Part B: Engineering, 193:108053. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1359-8368

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Abstract

The rapid rise in the applications of carbon fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites (CFRPs) is creating a waste recycling challenge. The use of high-performance thermoset polymers as the matrix makes the recovery of the fibres and the resins extremely difficult. Implementation of a circular economy that can eliminate waste and re-use resources warrants the use of efficient processes to recycle end-of-life CFRP components and manufacturing wastes. To this end, herein we present a critical review of the current technologies for recovering carbon fibres and/or the polymers and re-manufacturing CFRPs. New research opportunities in developing new biodegradable thermosets and thermoplastic matrices are also outlined together with more radical recycling strategies for the future.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 03:10
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 01:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); Fibre/matrix bond; Mechanical testing; Recycling
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8606 Industrial Chemicals and Related Products > 860607 Plastic Products (incl. Construction Materials)
B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8606 Industrial Chemicals and Related Products > 860604 Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108053
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38585

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