Infrastructure Repair with Polymer Composite Using Recycled Plasticsby Karim S. Rebeiz, Lafayette Coll, Easton, United States,
David W. Fowler, Lafayette Coll, Easton, United States,
Abstract: Recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET, mainly recovered from plastic beverage bottles, can be used to produce unsaturated polyester resins. Polymer concrete (PC) made with these resins have been investigated for their fundamental properties and their potential use in highway applications. Resins using recycled PET help in reducing the cost of PC materials, saving energy, and solving some of the solid waste problems posed by plastics.
Subject Headings: Recycling | Plastics | Polymer | Concrete | Rehabilitation | Composite materials | Solid wastes
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