More and more laboratories around the world are exploring the use of bio-based materials in composite manufacturing. The cellulose fibers recovered by Recyc PHP are a viable bio-based alternative and contain only traces of sodium polyacrylate. Recyc PHP also uses their reclaimed plastics films.
Research is currently underway on these products. We are looking for partners in the composite field to develop a structured research program. Companies like Weyerhaeuser already have a cellulose fiber based composite market called “Thrive”.
Recyc PHP currently has contacts capable of conducting ongoing research with CNRC, Sherbrooke University, Laval University, Quebec University in Trois-Rivières and the Thetford Mines center of Mineral Technology and Plastics.
Composites already developed: Weyerhaueser has marketed composites of cellulosic fibers under the name of Thrive. See here.
Benefits in Using Reclaimed Cellulose Fibers in Biocomposite Fabrication
- Consistent quality
- Relatively long fibers
- Reduces the use of oil-sourced materials, while maintaining the materials’ properties
- Reduced Cost
About Recyc PHP
Since 2006, Recyc PHP inc has specialized in recycling industrial rejects of personal hygiene products (baby diapers, adult incontinence briefs or feminine hygiene pads) in order to separate their components into fluff pulp, superabsorbent polymers (sodium polyacrylate) and plastic films. The plant, located in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, exports products around the world from the Port of Montreal.
Reclaimed plastic films