New Plaster Composite with Mineral Wool Fibres from CDW Recycling

Sonia Romaniega Piñeiro, Mercedes del Río Merino, Cristina Pérez García
2015 Advances in Materials Science and Engineering  
Over the last decade the intense activity of the building sector has generated large quantities of construction and demolition waste (CDW). In particular, in Europe around 890 million tons of CDW is generated every year; however, only 50% of them are recycled. In Spain, over the last years 40 millions of tons of construction and demolition waste have been generated. On the other hand, since the implementation of the Technical Building Code regulation the use of mineral wools as building
more » ... on materials has become a widespread solution in both rehabilitation and new construction works, and because of that, this kind of insulation waste is increasing. This research analyzes the potential of a new composite (gypsum and fiber waste) including several mineral wools waste into a plaster matrix. For this purpose, an experimental plan, characterizing the physical and mechanical behaviour as well as the Shore C hardness of the new composite, was elaborated fulfilling UNE Standards.
doi:10.1155/2015/854192 fatcat:vncvl6y6wbcpzlkie6mmi2ppoe