A Review on utilizing waste Polyethylene Terephthalate in composite bituminous mixes

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Sunil Chouhan

Dr. Mukesh Saini

  1. Research Scholar Engineering College (MMEC), Mullana, Ambala Haryana India
  2. Professor Department of Civil Engineering, Maharishi Markandeshwar Engineering College (MMEC), Mullana, Ambala Haryana India


Rapid ascend in population growth has led to a corresponding rise in annual Polyethylene Terephthalate waste and others Polymers production. This underscores the urgent necessity to reuse discarded polymers like Polyethylene Terephthalate, Poly Vinyl Acetate, Low Density Polyethylene etc. When discarded polymers isn’t recycled, it typically finds its way into landfills, contributes to oceanic garbage patches, or undergoes incineration, each of which poses distinct environmental challenges. Moreover, controlling pollution from incineration facilities adds significant costs, rendering them unaffordable for many countries. Incorporating Thermoplastic waste including Polyethylene Terephthalate into flexible pavement presents an appealing solution as It lessens environmental problems while simultaneously improving pavement performance. Molten PET bottles and others thermoplastic waste can serve a dual purpose by coating aggregates and partially replacing bitumen in bituminous mixes. Utilizing this combination of polymer-coated aggregates and modified bitumen results in improved strength. Incorporating such mixes in road construction offers an effective means of utilizing polymers waste. Although the concept of utilizing waste polymers (Polyethylene Terephthalate) in bituminous road building is not new, its practical application is still lacking. While considerable efforts have been devoted to integrating waste into bituminous mixes, this review paper focuses on studies that use of Polyethylene Terephthalate (Thermoplastics) as modifiers in the bituminous mixture of flexible pavement

Keywords: Polyethylene Terephthalate, Low density polyethylene, Dry Process, Wet Process, Composite bituminous pavement

How to cite this article: Sunil Chouhan, Dr. Mukesh Saini. A Review on utilizing waste Polyethylene Terephthalate in composite bituminous mixes. Journal of Polymer and Composites. 2024; ():-.
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Ahead of Print Open Access Review Article
Received May 16, 2024
Accepted May 27, 2024
Published June 1, 2024