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1. (WO2013148977) RECYCLABLE PLASTIC STRUCTURAL ARTICLES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/148977    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/034312
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 29 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B29C 70/58
B29C 49/00
B29C 70/66
Applicants: ROBERTS, Richard W.
Inventors: ROBERTS, Richard W.
Title: RECYCLABLE PLASTIC STRUCTURAL ARTICLES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE
Abstract:
An in-situ molded foam core structural plastic article having an outer shell with an interior cavity filled with expandable polymer beads which when expanded substantially fill the interior cavity forming a thermal bond with the shell. The bead and shell are of a similar plastic composition enabling the articles to be reground and recycled. Various articles are disclosed including structural panels, and automotive seat, load floor, interior panel, bumper and running board components. An apparatus for forming the articles and an associated method of manufacture are also disclosed.