Sandblasting is a process that allows smoothing and cleaning rough surfaces, by means of a hard abrasive material streamed at high pressure against the interested surface. The abrasive material could be glass beads, which are wasted after the process. This paper investigated the opportunity to recycle the glass beads as reinforcement inside a polymeric matrix. This new composite material could be an economic and green alternative to the more common polymer matrix composite (PMC). Therefore, the tribological properties of this composite were studied through reciprocating sliding tribotest. The influence on friction and wear of different glass dimensions and concentrations within epoxy resin were analyzed.

Friction and wear characterization of a new ecological composite: glass waste beads reinforced epoxy

RUGGIERO, Alessandro;D'AGOSTINO, Vincenzo;MEROLA, MASSIMILIANO;
2016

Abstract

Sandblasting is a process that allows smoothing and cleaning rough surfaces, by means of a hard abrasive material streamed at high pressure against the interested surface. The abrasive material could be glass beads, which are wasted after the process. This paper investigated the opportunity to recycle the glass beads as reinforcement inside a polymeric matrix. This new composite material could be an economic and green alternative to the more common polymer matrix composite (PMC). Therefore, the tribological properties of this composite were studied through reciprocating sliding tribotest. The influence on friction and wear of different glass dimensions and concentrations within epoxy resin were analyzed.
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