New HDPE Composite Material

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A new method and material derived from combining fly ash with HDPE. It is commonly known that millions of tons of fly ash is produced world-wide as a waste product from various power plant processes. Researchers from the School of Materials Science & Engineering have developed a method for combining fly ash with recycled polyethylene (HDPE) to provide a new environmentally friendly engineering grade composite material. The research has shown that by increasing the percentage weight of fly ash with recycled HDPE the elastic modulus and electrical conductivity of the new material increases thus creating a new material from recycled products.


1) Environmentally friendly and sustainable applications of waste products 2) Light weight material 3) Increased elastic modulus 4) Increased electric conductivity 5) Low cost of production 6) Increased rigidity

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