It is estimated that 150,000 tons of different types of fiberglass waste are deposited each year in EU landfills.
Objective of the project.
The objective of the project was the development of a demonstration-scale industrial process for the recycling of fiberglass waste in the form of rigid boards for different construction applications for a multinational in the sector.
The industrial process.
The residue crushed and mixed with a thermosetting resin was transformed into boards by means of a hot plate press that also used steam injection.
The result was a series of rigid boards of different thicknesses and densities.
Possible applications of the boards.
The possible applications of the developed boards studied in the project were the following:
- As an element of the facade enclosure system.
- As an element of the floor-floor system.
- As an element of internal enclosures or divisions of premises.