Fraternali, F., Farina, I., Polzone, C., Pagliuca, E., & Feo, L.
Composites Part B: Engineering, 46, 207-210
Publication year: 2013


We study the alkali resistance and the flexural response of a cement-based mortar reinforced through polyethylene terephthalate (PET) strips obtained through hand cutting of ordinary post-consumer bottles. On considering 1% fiber volume ratio and different strip geometries, we show that the analyzed reinforcing strips owe remarkable alkali resistance and are able to markedly improve the toughness of the base material. Comparisons are established with the outcomes of a recent study on a similar reinforcement technique of a cement–lime mortar.