Vacuum-infused thermoplastic fibre-metal laminates – Advances in bonding and recycling

James Maguire*, Vasileios Koutsos, Dipa Ray

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Abstract / Description of output

Novel methods for bonding and recycling acrylic fibre-metal laminates are investigated. Interfacial bonding is achieved via a methacrylate-based adhesive film. Short beam shear testing was performed to assess the bond quality in like-for-like comparisons of different test parameters. It is shown that apparent interlaminar shear strength is influenced by the adhesive carrier and the initiator. The latter is corroborated by micrographs showing a transition from adhesive failure to cohesive failure. It is confirmed that the adhesive is dissolved by liquid acrylic resin during infusion. Dissolution is used to debond the fibre-metal interface for recycling.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106961
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Today Communications
Issue number106961
Early online date23 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Recycling
  • Interfacial bonding
  • Liquid thermoplastic resin
  • FML


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