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Processing of in-plant mechanically recycled PA-12

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conference contribution
posted on 27.03.2017, 09:07 by Tino Meyer, Paul Sherratt, Andy Harland, Barry Haworth, Chris E. Holmes, Tim Lucas
The increasing public awareness and demand for a more sustainable handling of the earth’s resources has led to the idea/ concept of a circular economy. Within this concept materials will be re-used in a closed loop system rather than being down-cycled or inappropriately managed (disposed via landfill) at the end of their life-cycle. Based on previous research, Polyamide 12 (PA-12) is a promising material candidate in the sports and leisure sector and its ability for being reprocessed via injection molding has been investigated. While other PAs tend to show a decrease in impact properties on mechanical recycling, PA-12 is shown to be able to overcome these problems when reprocessed at a higher melt temperature, yielding samples with improved impact properties compared to the primary material.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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ANTEC

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MEYER, T. ...et al, 2017. Processing of in-plant mechanically recycled PA-12. Presented at ANTEC 2017: The plastics technology conference. Anaheim, May 8-10th.

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03/03/2017

Publication date

2017

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This is a conference paper.

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en

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Anaheim

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