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Influence of Amounts and Particle Diameter on the Mechanical Properties of Several Polymeric Composites Reinforced with GTR Particles

Version 1 : Received: 21 October 2020 / Approved: 22 October 2020 / Online: 22 October 2020 (10:40:22 CEST)

How to cite: Marín Genescà, M.; García-Amorós, J.; Mujal-Rosas, R.; Massagués, L.; Colom, X. Influence of Amounts and Particle Diameter on the Mechanical Properties of Several Polymeric Composites Reinforced with GTR Particles. Preprints 2020, 2020100458 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0458.v1). Marín Genescà, M.; García-Amorós, J.; Mujal-Rosas, R.; Massagués, L.; Colom, X. Influence of Amounts and Particle Diameter on the Mechanical Properties of Several Polymeric Composites Reinforced with GTR Particles. Preprints 2020, 2020100458 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0458.v1).

Abstract

Nowadays, the massive use of tires generates large stocks of waste material which is a serious environmental problem. The usual method used for processing wasted tires is mechanical crushing, in which fiber, steel, and rubber are separated. The aim of this research is the recycling of the obtained rubber, called also GTR (Ground Waste Tires). With this purpose, the paper analyses the mechanical properties of the composites produced by mixing GTR with several industrial polymers. These composites are characterized by the percentage of GTR in the composite and its particle size. These two variables along with seven industrial polymers define a set of composites from which the mechanical properties are analyzed and presented. From the results, it can be drawn that this proposal could be a way to enhance some polymer properties and to contribute in some way to reduce the environmental wasted tires problem.

Subject Areas

GTR; Recycling; Reuse; Mechanical Properties; Composites

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