Investigating the mechanical behavior of composites made from textile industry waste

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Recycling the waste for environmental protection has been an important challenge for the mankind. The
fibrous waste in textile industry accounts for approximately 15% of the amount of fibers used, leading to a
lower yield %. The current study focused to use this waste as reinforcement to produce a fiber-reinforced
polymer composites. Reinforcements were woven in 3/1 S twill, using yarn produced from noil waste and
knitting waste in the weft direction. The weft yarn count, type of waste material and number of picks
were the variables of study. Laminated composites were fabricated from these reinforcements and the
mechanical properties (tensile, bending and impact) were compared to the conventional glass fiber
composites. The specific mechanical properties of these composites were found comparable or less than
that of glass fiber composites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-839
JournalJournal of the Textile Institute
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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