Development of Polymer Composite Facing Material Using Anthropogenic Waste

  • Anastasiya Torlova
  • Irina Vitkalova
  • Evgeniy PikalovEmail author
  • Oleg Selivanov
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1116)


The research presents the results of the composition development of the raw material mixture for producing construction polymer composite material on the basis of anthropogenic waste of production and consumption. Crushed solid ceramic material is used as a filler, polystyrene waste, previously dissolved in methylene chloride, is used as a binder for producing the developed material. This raw material mixture allows using cold mixing and cold forming, which in turn reduces production energy consumption and eliminates the possibility of polymer binder destruction during processing. To reduce solvent consumption, sealed equipment is used and methylene chloride vapor is removed during heat treatment after product molding at the solvent boiling point for the subsequent condensation and reuse in the production process. The research presents the dependence of the developed material compressive strength and water absorption on the raw mixture composition and pressing pressure. Basing on the identified dependences, polymer composite material was produced, which is characterized by low water absorption, high frost resistance and meets the regulatory requirements for construction materials and products regarding compressive strength and thermal conductivity. The raw mixture developed composition makes it possible to dispose of two types of large-capacity waste and reduce the anthropogenic load on the environment comprehensively, and the produced material on its basis can be used for outdoor cladding of walls in construction.


Crushed brick Polymer waste Polystyrene Polymer composite material Facing material Filler Binder Polymer dissolution Methylene chloride 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vladimir State University named after A.G. and N.G. StoletovsVladimirRussia

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