Infrastructure Repair with Polymer Composite Using Recycled Plastics

by Karim S. Rebeiz, Lafayette Coll, Easton, United States,
David W. Fowler, Lafayette Coll, Easton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure: Planning and Management


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: Synthetic materials | Recycling | Polymer | Composite materials | Rehabilitation | Plastics | Infrastructure | Concrete

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