CENTRO EXPERIMENTAL DE LA VIVIENDA ECONOMICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Building components made from recycled plastics
GAGGINO ROSANA; ARGUELLO RICARDO
Conferencia; 14th International Conference on Non Conventional Materials and Technologies. Construction Materials & Technologies for Sustainability.; 2013
Universidad Federal de Paraíba y Associacao Brasileira de Ciencias de Materiais e Tecnologias Nao Convencionais - ABMTENC
The problem being investigated was to develop an economical, environmentally friendly, and quality panel made from recycled plastics. The objective of this work was to contribute to decontaminating the environment, and to solving the housing shortage in our country. The developed products were panels for housing and equipment. They were manufactured by recycling plastic materials from food, perfumery or cleaning packaging, waste production from factories due to failures in sheet thickness or ink application. It thus contributes to decontaminating the environment, since most of this waste is buried in municipal land without any use, or accumulated and burned in landfills, causing environmental degradation. The technical properties of these panels were established by laboratory testing. A comparison was made between their main technical properties and other conventional panels made with wood particles, available in the is panel does not swell under water, unlike conventional panels. The percentage of water absorption is lower than that of conventional panels. The flexural resistance is is almost equal to that of an uncoated particle board. The density is higher than that of conventional panels made with wood particles. The components obtained have environmental advantages with regard to other conventional ones, since they reduce plastic waste that causes pollution, instead of using up natural resources.