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Plastic Bricks

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Luiza luizafazzio

Plastic Bricks

10/05/2018 at 22:38

Hello everyone,

I was reading the topics and comments on the Forum and there are a lot of discussions about plastic bricks, lego houses and so on. Because I am supposed to begin some tests making bricks with PET powder, I decided to write a new topic for this subject. The bricks are not 100% plastic because it should be very resistant to be a house’s structure.

I would like to know if someone has already started this tests or projects building houses with these bricks. Let’s share ideas, “brick recipes” and molds inspirations.

If the molds work like lego toys, it would be much cheaper and sustainable. I really like this kind of bricks (https://www.facebook.com/JungleVT/videos/687153871457299/). They are wood bricks, but work pretty well.

Let’s recycle and make the difference!
Cheers 🙂

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helper
10/05/2018 at 23:10
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Luiza, there is a lot of people working on it. And I do not recommend it. If you need further information, send me an email to : [email protected]

Pode ser em português ahhahaah

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helper
12/05/2018 at 10:32
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@marcelozp Why don’t you recommend it? Can we know or is it a secret?
And please, continue in english so everyone can profit of your knowledge.

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helper
13/05/2018 at 18:41
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Because, the mechanical properties of polymers aren’t recommended for bricks. UV will be a huge problem too.

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16/05/2018 at 21:51
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also the last thing you want is sitting in a room with walls made of plastic, i can’t think how this is remotely healthy but there should be for sure some other applications for it 🙂

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dedicated
17/05/2018 at 19:21
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there is this “company” out there doing bricks http://www.byfusion.com/byblocks/

but as i tried to learn deeper on social media; it seems they never pick up phone or respond to e-mails
Peace

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starter
21/05/2018 at 16:51
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@marcelozp what about the company everblock? This kind of work really inspires me. But for sure, it’s different because they don’t build houses with it. The issue is to transform the plastic into something valuable and helpful for people…

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starter
21/05/2018 at 17:24
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Thanks @imuh

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helper
21/05/2018 at 19:56
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@luizafazzio
I’ve done a research about everblock. It seems very nice and usefull.
First of all, they made thin wall pieces, what is recommended for polymers. Beside that to produce large pieces like that you will need a HUGE machine and a very expensive mold.
But the idea is excellent.

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helper
21/05/2018 at 20:04
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@marcelozp If i understand well, PET aka Waterbottle is not resistent for UV. If one would make a piece designed to stay outside, this needs to be treated for UV, but how?

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helper
21/05/2018 at 21:25
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@sonik
Adding UV blocker.
https://www.coleparmer.com/tech-article/uv-properties-of-plastics
this text explain very well

EDIT: PET will be OK for almost a year WITHOUT any additive. If you need a higher life time you need UV blocker.

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starter
22/05/2018 at 17:01
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@marcelozp So, if I add the UV blocker, it will be fine? You said that the mechanical properties of polymers aren’t recommended for bricks, but why?

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22/05/2018 at 17:33
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i’m no expert and I don’t want to discourage you in any way but:

1. all such materials ‘breath’, entirely useless for homes. Under no circumstance (except with extreme corruption 🙂 ) plastic bricks would get any certificate for housing. You may use it for store rooms but even that will be very limited due to chemical property (fire,..)
2. it’s unclear until which degree it can stand pressure or other loads (side forces)
3. the fact it changes rapidly under certain temperatures, limits the idea of plastic bricks even more

sorry for being a ‘brick’ 🙂
g

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helper
22/05/2018 at 19:01
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@luizafazzio

When we talk about mechanical properties for bricks we talk about compressive and flexural modulus.
PET have 3.5 and 2.7 GPa Respectivelly
Concrete without any reinforcement have 10x this values.

Another problem: Polymers expands a lot. 10x more then any metal.

Polymer are usually used as reinforcement in concrete.

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starter
28/05/2018 at 19:00
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Hey. I don’t know if you are still interested, but my suggestion would be to watch this video https://youtu.be/xRxB6lyMNZ8  for inspiration on your idea. in which the young man is creating paving bricks from plastics and sand to create a mixture similar to concrete.
if you are looking further to create house building bricks, it might be of help.
you may watch other videos similar to the link I have left, to gain more ideas.

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28/05/2018 at 19:17
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@mwenzipreciousplastic-com you are exposing your self to toxic gases with bricks made of plastic. sorry mates, it’s just a bad idea ! there is a reason why people want their walls made with non-chemistry products….

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starter
12/06/2018 at 23:44
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@mwenzipreciousplastic-com thank you! But the video didn’t open…

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