Komar Research Center has hosted Dr. Younis M. Ali from the University of Sulaimani to present a seminar on “Mechanical Properties of Cement Mortar by Using Polyethylene Terephthalate Fibers” on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in the new Auditorium Hall of Engineering Building.
During the last three decades, recycled plastic materials have been widely used to reinforce soils and concrete materials. These waste plastics have been used as fibers, aggregates, and binders in concrete and mortar components. In Iraq, it has a wide range area of waste plastics especially those that daily used such as plastic bottles. In recent years researchers interested in re-use of waste plastics as construction materials that are remarkable with economic and environmental benefits.
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