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Hello everyone! I've recently set up a shredder and compression oven at a local school, but have encountered a huge amount of difficulty working with PET bottles. Has anyone had any success using PET in the compression machine? I've even tried using plasticisers which lower the necessary temperature slightly and I still encounter problems like burning before melting. I know about the narrow temperature range associated with PET but wonder whether this might be a step too far for this simple machine. I'm persisting because I know PET sheet compression moulding is possible (despite it more commonly being extruded) because there is a  company here in the UK which makes compress PET panels. (In the image below) Any advice/thought would be much appreciated! Sam
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