The Properties of Regenerative Polymer Mass

Anna Rudawska 1  ,  
Albert Wierzchowski 1  ,  
Miroslav Müller 2  ,  
Jana Petrů 3  ,  
Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36 Str., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Science Prague, 165 21, Prague, Czech Republic
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. Listopadu 2172/15 1, 708 00, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Faculty of Production Technology and Management, J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Pasteurova 3334/7, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2017; 11(3):130–138
Publish date: 2017-09-03
The paper investigates the compression strength of samples of regenerative polymer mass RM 101 Resimetal Metal Repair Pasta manufactured by Rendor. The effect of weather conditions on selected mechanical properties of the tested mass is examined. The samples are subjected to seasoning at room temperature, in an environmental chamber, and in a thermal shock chamber. The samples for strength testing are made according to the adopted method. It has been observed that the samples seasoned at room temperature have the lowest strength, while the highest strength is exhibited by the samples subjected to seasoning in an environmental chamber at a temperature of 70°C and humidity of 95%. In addition, the paper compares the strength properties of regenerative polymer masses manufactured by Chester Molecular, Belzona, and Unirep, as well as of the widely used epoxy compound Epidian 57 mixed with the Z-1 curing agent with those of the Rendor mass. The properties of the above masses are obtained from the available literature.
Anna Rudawska   
Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka Str. 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland