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Discussion in 'Materials' started by sivaramakrishna, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. sivaramakrishna
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    sivaramakrishna Junior Member

    Dear All,

    I am a graduate student at the University of New Orleans and m in need of information on recycling of fiberglass wastes generated from small fiber glass boat making as a part of my thesis work.

    I shall greately appreciate it if you could furnish the required the information of tell me the sources from where I can fish these information myself.


    Thanks and Regards,

    Siva.
     
  2. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

    My understanding is that thermoset resins, the kind usually used in boatbuilding, are not easily recyclable. There are some thermoplastic boats, however, and these should be...

    The hightest quality thermoplastic boat I know of is the JY sailing dinghy.
     
  3. sivaramakrishna
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    sivaramakrishna Junior Member

    Thanx a Lot Stephen,

    Could you please tell me some websites which would house the information that I'm looking for.


    Thanks and Regards,
    Siva.
     
  4. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

    O.K., how 'bout
    http://www.warwick.ac.uk/atc/materials/tsrecyc/tsrecyc.html
    http://search.msn.com/results.asp?RS=CHECKED&FORM=MSNH&v=1&q=thermoplastic recycle
    http://jysailboats.com/acp.htm
    http://www.ciaccess.com/~hobiecat/pursuit.html
    http://www.seaward.com/

    I'm not an expert in this field - but perhaps this is enough to get you started. The first link relates to thermoset resins, and the others relate to thermoplastic resins (note: one method of building thermoplastic boats is "roto-molding"). Seaward products makes sea pilings and other products from recycled plastics.

    By the way, I studied for a semester at the Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad. Are you from that part of the world?
     
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    hey stephen,
    i'm very much from india..but from south india...
    nonetheless, have been to gujarat many a times....
    well, thanx a lot...


    siva.
     

  6. Okie
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    Okie Junior Member

    Try Worfgang Unger on his buis. web site at Sea Wolf Industries. He has some experience in FRP recycling.
     
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