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Fiber from PET bottles

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Butte Metz btmetz

Fiber from PET bottles

02/05/2019 at 06:14

I am working on a side project using soda bottles to make fiber.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/mdngv8c9p9rvr0d/recycled%20polyester.mp4?dl=0 Video here

and here




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?



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03/05/2019 at 04:26

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.

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07/07/2019 at 16:10

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.

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07/07/2019 at 19:17

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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12/07/2019 at 04:17

Hey, I want to know more about your project. Please connect at [email protected]
Thank you in advance.

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