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Types of plastic

Dave Hakkens davehakkens

Types of plastic

07/12/2015 at 18:25

An overview of the different types of plastic, these are the most common ones. We mostly work with PP, HDPE, LDPE and PS. Just because we gather that the most from our waste here. However they should al work with our machines, just requires some (temperature) testing.

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19/11/2019 at 10:22

@jostodgel, No problem, this is all open source like all of Precious Plastic. Better refer to here and credit PP than credit me.


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19/11/2019 at 10:27


Thermoplasts can be recycled (by heat the material gets softened) (bins, bottles, bags, bottle caps, plastic cuttelry etc.)

Thermosets can not be recycled the Precious Plastic way (by heat it degrades and burns) (epoxy, urethane polyester etc.)

However most toys and kitchenware are thermoplastic so possible to recycle.

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