MEW reveals technology to recycle FRPs

October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/16/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 39, p37
Trade Publication
The article reports on the basic technology to recycle fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) developed by Matsushita Electric Works (MEW). FRP are used to make boats and baths, among other products. Its proprietary process uses subcritical water to hydrolyse and break down the FRP into three components: a resin, a functional polymer (styrene fumaric acid copolymer), and glass fibre and mineral fillers.


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