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The reuse and recycling of glass fibre waste

Wait, Claire Fiona (2011)
M.Res. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This research project investigated the reuse and recycling of waste glass fibre to produce filament wound composite tubes that can be used to replace existing cardboard tubes. Waste taken from glass fibre weaving has been used to produce composite tubes with a good quality surface finish and higher mechanical properties than existing cardboard tubes used in the packaging of woven fabrics. The tubes produced using waste glass fibres from the weaving process demonstrate superior compression properties to cardboard tubes.

Type of Work:M.Res. thesis.
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Metallurgy and Materials
Subjects:TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
TS Manufactures
GE Environmental Sciences
TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1342
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