A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Utilization of recycled mineral wool as filler in wood-polypropylene composites


LUT Authors / Editors

Publication Details
Authors: Väntsi Olli, Kärki Timo
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Construction and Building Materials
Volume number: 55
Start page: 220
End page: 226
ISSN: 0950-0618
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract
The construction and demolition (C&D) industry is a major source of waste. Environmental regulations and laws have been implemented in many countries to improve and encourage the recycling of C&D waste. To meet tightened regulations, new C&D waste recycling methods must be developed. Mineral wool is a waste fraction that is currently considered un-recyclable. In this study, the mechanical and moisture resistance properties of wood plastic composites utilizing recycled mineral wool as filler are presented. According to the findings, the addition of recycled mineral wool improved the moisture resistance properties of the composites noticeably, but a decrease in some mechanical properties was observed. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Last updated on 2017-22-03 at 14:50