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Abstract

This article begins with a discussion on driving forces for recycling of composites. It reviews the recycling process of thermoset-matrix composites and thermoplastic-matrix composites. The recycling of thermoset-matrix composites includes regrind, chemical, energy recovery, and thermal processes. Thermoplastic-matrix composites are recycled by regrinding, compounding/blending and reprocessing. The article concludes with discussion on the properties of recycled composite fibers.

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John M. Henshaw, 2001. "Recycling and Disposal of Polymer-Matrix Composites", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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