Fiber from PET bottles
I am working on a side project using soda bottles to make fiber.
However I am lacing some information about using this material. Aside from blankets, pillows and clothes.
I was wondering about its use in place of chopped strand fiberglass?
Any fiberglass people here?
Polyester resin is made locally. Main ingredient is castor bean oil.
With the vacuum bag system, is that absorbent cloth for the excess resin, polyester? If polyester fiberfill is added with resin, will it stick together?
I’m not a fiberglass guy, but the glass fibers provide the strength and stiffness to the material. PET is a lot softer and weaker, not sure what the benefit would be other than as filler.
Was wondering same thing. I have plenty of glass exp. My idea is to make it into a roven. 1/4″ wide.Then epoxy? As mentioned above polyester resin has no strentgh without fibers.
I’m no expert in this either but I know our ocean is filled up with PET and I think whatever the outcome is, it’s going on the list of banned products.
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