TESTING THE TOUGHNESS OF POLYPROPYLENE FILLED WITH GLASS POWDER

Authors

  • Z. Janjuš City Administration Banja Luka, Department of Municipal Police, Trg Srpskih vladara 1, Banja Luka
  • A. Petrović Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Department of Process Engineering
  • A. Jovović Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Department of Process Engineering
  • R. Prokić-Cvetković Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Department of Process Engineering
  • P. Ilić Institute of Protection, Ecology and Informatics, Banja Luka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7251/136

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show polymer waste as a raw material or otherwise usable material derived from a partial separation of communal waste. This paper describes the possibilities of polypropylene re-use through recycling with addition of glass powder, from the point of view of toughness caused by impact load. Standard test specimens, made of basic material – polypropylene, with addition of  0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% of glass powder with granulation less than 0,5 mm, have been tested through six processing cycles. The measured values gave a possibility of forming patterns for changes of the observed material with different content of additives, through processing cycles, which can be helpful in further research and analysis.

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Published

2012-10-19