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Recycling of Scrap Tyres in Metal-plastic Composites

  • Matthias Riemer
  • Dirk Landgrebe
  • Mario Wührl
  • Lothar Kroll
Materials Metal-Plastic Composites

Hybrid metal-plastic composites with classic sandwich design offer a great potential for lightweight constructions. Owing to the modification of the polymeric core layer with fine grinded waste tyres, also known as ground tyre rubber (GTR), the material costs could be reduced significantly and a major contribution for resource efficiency could be made.

The treated Hybrid metal-plastic composites (MPC) are layered materials, with metallic cover sheets and a polymeric core material. These kind of sandwich materials offer a great lightweight potential. Due to the large area adhesive bonding between the thin cover sheets and the core layer, these structures have an improved bending stiffness compared to the monolithic materials. By influencing the polymeric core and the cover sheets material as well as the layer thicknesses the properties of the MPCs could be modified in a wide range.

The investigations made were focussed on the optimal use of the positive characteristics of the single...


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The project was funded as a project of industrial research under grant no AiF 17895BG of the Research Association EFB e.V. financed and supervised by the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) within the framework of the program for the promotion of industrial research and development (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Riemer
    • 1
  • Dirk Landgrebe
    • 1
  • Mario Wührl
    • 2
  • Lothar Kroll
    • 2
  1. 1.ChemnitzGermany
  2. 2.TU ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

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