Development of Acoustic and Thermal Insulation Materials from Pantyhose Waste

Merve Kucukali-Ozturk*, Hande Sezgin, Ipek Yalcin-Enis, Cem Dolu

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Abstract

Population growth, urbanization, industrialization, developing technology, increasing welfare level and changing consumption habits cause solid wastes to increase day by day. There are also sub-waste groups that have not yet been fully recognized among the solid waste groups in which textile wastes have a large share. One of them is pantyhose, which has been indispensable for modern life since the day it was presented to the consumer. These socks, which are made of polyamide and elastane fibers that are easily punctured, run and become unusable when worn once or several times, are generally thrown away after use. These pantyhose wastes, which are not biodegradable due to their raw materials, also pose an environmental risk. Within the scope of the study, thermal and sound insulation properties of carded and needle-punched pantyhose wastes are investigated. The results show that the thermal and acoustic properties of the developed material are at a sufficient level, and it has ensured that polyamide wastes, which have superior properties among thermoplastic polymers and have high economic value, are brought back into the economy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages265-269
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume1082
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland.

Funding

This study is funded by Istanbul number of 43672. This study is funded by Istanbul Technical University, Scientific Research Projects with a grant number of 43672.

FundersFunder number
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi43672

    Keywords

    • Recycling
    • pantyhose
    • sound insulation
    • textile waste
    • thermal insulation

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