Types of plastic
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.
What about recycling plastic bags and film? Can these be recycled with this process??
Can anyone tell me that what steel wire to use for the line tie / bait harness. From what I’ve been able to find, .024 to .028 is the popular size, and torsion straightened steel is preferred, is that correct?
Thanks in advance!
Sorry but you are wrong. You can’t set PVC on fire. The Cl molecule makes it self extinguishable.
Plastic crates, plastic pallets, PVC containers, pop-music of the past…
Most are made to last a long time, but still there is a lot of this stuff that’s damaged, broken and outdated. And no real solution to recycle it. This stuff also burns pretty good, and is easy to set on fire. And that’s not a good solution either.
Yeah i feared for that… Lasercutting PVC is also a bad idea… There doesn’t seem to be any easy way to recycle that shit
it is very clear that i can use 6 or 7 types of plastic.
But when i see you making 3D filement i am confused!
When i talk about 3d printers with my frends that own one they use PLA of ABS plastic.
soo how could you get PLA or ABS filement for 3d printers????
A little help please. I am wanting to understand thermoplastics/thermosets and wonder if they can be recycled and reused with the precious plastic method.
Long story short, where I work we accumulate a lot of plastic toys and kitchenware – which I am told are generally made of thermoplastics and/or thermosets. I would really like to get the big boss on board with precious plastics in order to make a change to our plastic waste, but quickly realise I have no knowledge in this area.
Any help or information would be HIGHLY appreciated.
Thank you so much!! 🙂
If you want to know anything about HDPE here’s an extremely comprehensive page including history, application, recycling, research etc. https://provprocure.com/hdpe-high-density-polyethylene/
Does the plastic strength decreases after melting or are there other material which are mixed with the plastic to maintain its strength.
Hi guys, just wanted to know if PP, PE and/or PS were suitable for 3D printers
So im new to plastic but i have a question. How are some companies making blocks or construction materials with out separating the plastic?
Thanks for the fast response, perhaps HDPE is the best material for my application! I’m making a wood frame backpack, however, the wood-to-wood glue joints seem to be the weak point. I thought that replacing the wood cross-members with a relatively stiff polymer (with an elastic range) might be the best option to prevent fractures from stress or big drops.
Any ideas on the best ways to learn about and get hands on experience with the PE’s?
Thanks for sharing these graphics! Curious if you have worked with or know any resources you could suggest for learning about turning a recycled plastic into a dense foam? I’d love to make or source a recycled plastic that is stiff but elastic enough to take some rough handling without fracturing.
Thanks for any help!
I would also like to know as i will be doing a DIY project. Currently I have empty HDPE bottles and mostly (detergent bottles or oil bottles). Thank you!
Hi, did anyone has an experience with HDPE? I would like to know about mechanical properties of recycled HDPE in comparison with virgin HDPE. Thanks.
thanks that info help me a lot in plastic classification. Dave, thanks for your help. Earth proud of you.
What do you know about ?
I heard the oxo degradable plastic is not good.
Im working on helping restaurants go to alternatives.
Thanks! great Job! i thin. this tables should be added to V3.0 docs!
@premuth ¿haz encontrado un buen reuso para el PET?
Unfortunately, spammers took over the site and I just didn’t have the time needed to manage it all. 🙁
Hi everyone can you please give me some tips of quantities to mix pet and hdpe to produce plastic wood since they are the two types of plastic that abound in my city.
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