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Waste Manag. 2005;25(7):733-6. Epub 2004 Dec 25.

Composite materials based on wastes of flat glass processing.

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Department of Engineering Ceramics, CINVESTAV Unidad Saltillo, Carr. Saltillo-Monterrey km13, AP 663, Saltillo, CP25000 Coahuila, Mexico. alexande@saltillo.cinvestav.mx

Abstract

Glass mirrors scrap and poly (vinyl) butiral waste (PVB) obtained from flat glass processing plants were investigated as raw materials to produce composites. The emphasis was on studying the influence of milled glass mirror waste contents on properties of composites produced with PVB. The characterization involved: elongation under rupture, water absorption, tensile strength and elastic modulus tests. The results showed that the composite containing 10 wt% of filler powder had the best properties among the compositions studied. The influence of the time of exposure in humid atmosphere on the composite properties was investigated. It was found that the admixture of PVB iso-propanol solution to the scrap of glass mirrors during milling provided stabilization of the properties of the composites produced.

PMID:
16009308
DOI:
10.1016/j.wasman.2004.11.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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