textile from plastics
Hi! Does anyone know innovative ways to use HDPE, PS, LDPE and PVC in the making of textiles? (NOT PET & PP). These are often not used as solid pieces, but we want to find alternative ways to use them as textiles as well.
As you juste said there is huge potential un thé making of fabric with those matters. Where are you on your research?
Did you find something suitable for the fabric industry ??
From the experience of working with these materials:
PS is brittle at small thicknesses, will sustain low number of bending cycles and will quickly break.
PVC when thin and deformed becomes white at the folds and later if deformation is removed stays that colour, which is not great for the aesthetics. Not to say that is should be phased our of everyday use at all (as PS to be honest)
HDPE and LDPE used a lot in bags as you know. I can only imagine that due to the softness it will be hard to make a thread from these like from PET, so these materials better be used in sheet form.
Hey @justine !
I have been testing LDPE recently; will be updating very soon with more photos & new products being done; only an iron is used for all the process ! no sewing needed hehe 😉
Oh and by the way; haven’t seen much plastic other than solid form for HDPE & PS; what type of objects where you thinking of ?
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