publication . Article . 2016

Polyester apparel cutting waste as insulation material

Trajković, Dušan; Jordeva, Sonja; Tomovska, Elena; Zafirova, Koleta;
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  • Published: 06 Oct 2016 Journal: The Journal of The Textile Institute (issn: 0040-5000, eissn: 1754-2340, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Polyester waste is the dominant component of the clothing industry waste stream, yet its recycling in this industry is rarely addressed. This paper proposes using polyester cutting waste as an insulation blanket for roofing and buildings’ internal walls in order to reduce environmental pollution. The designed textile structures used waste cuttings from different polyester fabrics without opening the fabric to fibre. Thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, fire resistance and biodegradation of the new insulation structure were investigated and compared to commercial insulation materials. Standard investigation methods were modified to fit the samples voluminous ...
free text keywords: Materials engineering
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