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Is PMMA (acrylic) recyclable?

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Is PMMA (acrylic) recyclable?

16/03/2019 at 01:46

Hello! I am new here in the blog and have found tons of PRECIOUS INFORMATION.

I searched about anybody using PMMA in the DIY machines but didn’t find any information. Did someone do it? I have a lot of PMMA material and want to know if it could be grinded and remelted into something new.

 

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16/03/2019 at 20:42
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Found this https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=7945https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kLUnlSEMa4

Maybe contact these people >> http://www.recplas.co.uk/acrylic-pmma-recycling.html

PMMA is very difficult to recycle, involves a lot of energy and the toxic contents of the acrylic are a potential environmental hazard. Equally, acrylic is not biodegradable, and so wont break down over time. One method of recycling is pyrolysis, in which the PMMA is extremely heated in the absence of oxygen. Another procedure is depolymerisation, which involves heating the acrylic until the monomers are separate. (Source)

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