Epoxy Resin and Polyurethane Compositions from Glycolized Poly (ethylene terephthalate) Wastes

  • Gintaras MACIJAUSKAS Kaunas University of Technology
  • Virginija JANKAUSKAITĖ Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: PET waste, glycolysis, glycolyzed oligoesters, epoxy resin, polyurethane

Abstract

The possibility to use poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) bottles production waste as raw material for compositions with high adhesion ability has been investigated. PET waste was glycolyzed with polypropylene glycol and three kinds of oligoesters were formed after depolymerization reaction. The polydispersity of product formed was 1.05. The possibilities to use PET glycolysis products – oligoesters for epoxy resin and polyurethanes were studied. Two-step reaction of oligoesters with epichlorohydrin was chosen for epoxy resin synthesis, while glycolyzed PET reaction with aliphatic isocyanate was used for polyurethane synthesis. The structure and properties of the obtained polymers were investigated.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.19.3.5237

Published
2013-09-17
Section
POLYMERS AND COMPOSITES, WOOD