1st Edition

Additive Manufacturing for Plastic Recycling Efforts in Boosting A Circular Economy

Edited By Rupinder Singh, Ranvijay Kumar Copyright 2022
    184 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of breakthroughs on additive manufacturing for plastic material recycling to boost a circular economy. It offers new ideas of combining/hybridizing processing methods that work as a source of information for manufacturers in making new and strategic product development plans.

    Additive Manufacturing for Plastic Recycling: Efforts in Boosting a Circular Economy provides a critical, comprehensive, methodological, and strong state-of-the-art work on the processing of thermoplastic and thermosetting along with new directions and applications. It describes the common and hybrid approaches of recycling processes and includes theoretical and practical ideas of combining/hybridizing processing methods with the use of fused deposition modelling, which is one of the low-cost additive manufacturing techniques. The book also discusses mechanical twin-screw extrusion followed by case studies for developing hybrid composite structures for biomedical and structural applications. Recent innovations in melt processing for recycling and the fundaments, process parameters investigations, and applications for new product development are also presented.

    This book is a first-hand reference source of information for academic scholars and commercial manufacturers for making strategic development plans for new product development.

    Chapter 1 Introduction to Circular Economy and Recycling Plastics

    Deepika Kathuria and Monika Bhattu

    Chapter 2 Additive Manufacturing for Circular Economy of Recycled Plastic

    Balwant Singh, Jasgurpreet Singh, and Raman Kumar

    Chapter 3 Hybrid Mechanical and Chemical Recycling of Plastics

    Ravinder Sharma, Rupinder Singh, Ajay Batish, and Nishant Ranjan

    Chapter 4 Primary and Secondary Melt Processing for Plastics

    Kamaljit Singh Boparai, Abhishek Kumar, and Rupinder Singh

    Chapter 5 Fused Deposition Modeling as a Secondary Recycling Process for the Preparation of Sustainable Structures

    Jaspreet Singh, Kapil Chawla, and Rupinder Singh

    Chapter 6 Tertiary Recycling of Plastic Solid Waste for Additive Manufacturing

    Vinay Kumar, Rupinder Singh, and Inderpreet Singh Ahuja

    Chapter 7 Economic and Environmental Justification

    Ranvijay Kumar and Rupinder Singh

    Chapter 8 Twin-Screw Extrusion for Processing Thermoplastics in Biomedical Scaffolding Applications

    Nishant Ranjan, Rupinder Singh, Ranvijay Kumar, and Ravinder Sharma

    Chapter 9 Case Study for the Development of a Hybrid Composite Structure of Thermosetting and Thermoplastics

    Sanjeev Kumar, Rupinder Singh, Amrinder Pal Singh, and Yang Wei

    Chapter 10 Hybrid Feedstock Filament Processing for the Preparation of Composite Structures in Heritage Repair

    Vinay Kumar, Rupinder Singh, and Inderpreet Singh Ahuja


    Rupinder Singh is a Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teacher Training and Research, Chandigarh. He has received Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala. His area of research is additive manufacturing, composite filament processing, rapid tooling, metal casting and plastic solid waste management. He has co-authored more than 350 science citation indexed research papers, 10 books, more than 100 book chapters, and has presented more than 100 research papers in various national/international journals. His research has been cited more than 8600 times with H index of 44 and google scholar i-10 index of 175. As per the Standford University, He has been listed under world’s top 2% scientist.

    Ranvijay Kumar is an Assistant Professor in University Center for Research and Development, Chandigarh University. He has received Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Punjabi University, Patiala. Additive manufacturing, shape memory polymers, smart materials, friction based welding techniques, advance materials processing, polymer matrix composite preparations, reinforced polymer composites for 3D printing, plastic solid waste management, thermosetting recycling and destructive testing of materials are the skills of Dr. Ranvijay Kumar. He has co-authored more than 50 research papers in science citation index journal, 45 book chapters and has presented 26 research papers in various national/international level conferences. Recently, he has won the silver medal in prestigious CII MILCA award 2020 for his excellent research contribution to society.