This article aims to prepare by injection molding recycled polymeric composites based on PA66 reinforced with short carbon fibers after artificial aging for applications in the automotive field. The aging cycles involves the combined action of UV radiation, moisture, and temperature in order to simulate the common outdoor conditions. The 100% recycled composites are obtained by the regranulation of the aged specimens followed by the remelting and re-injection molding. The study is focused on the comparison between the mechanical behavior and the microstructure of the composites before and after mechanical recycling. The results of mechanical, thermal, and morphological investigations reveal that the recycling process had no significant effect on the final properties and microstructure of the recycled composites. Therefore the recycled PA66CF30 composites could be successfully used for structural or semi-structural automotive applications guaranteeing good final performances and advantages from the environmental point of view.
The effect of mechanical recycling on the microstructure and properties of PA66 composites reinforced with carbon fibers. / G. Colucci; O. Ostrovskaya; A. Frache; B. Martorana; C. Badini. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE. - ISSN 1097-4628. - 132:29(2015), pp. 9116-9125.
|Titolo:||The effect of mechanical recycling on the microstructure and properties of PA66 composites reinforced with carbon fibers.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.42275|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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