The reuse and recycling of glass fibre waste

Wait, Claire Fiona (2011). The reuse and recycling of glass fibre waste. University of Birmingham. M.Res.


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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: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Res.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Res.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Metallurgy and Materials
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering


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