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Dave Hakkens davehakkens

Types of plastic

07/12/2015 at 18:25

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.

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starter
24/04/2017 at 10:46
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@mathijsstroober: Wow, thanks for sharing that. Seems like very valuable knowledge for a plastics newbie like me 😉
Appreciate that you shared it.

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warrior
04/04/2017 at 21:59
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@mathijsstroober wow! Amazing work, thank you!
Have you got a melting temp for PS too? 😀

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new
07/08/2016 at 15:54
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What about recycling plastic bags and film? Can these be recycled with this process??

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new
11/07/2016 at 13:45
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Hey !
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!

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helper
05/07/2016 at 20:30
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Sorry but you are wrong. You can’t set PVC on fire. The Cl molecule makes it self extinguishable.

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helper
05/07/2016 at 20:22
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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Most are made to last a long time, but still there is a lot of this stuff that’s damaged, broken and outdated.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.

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helper
05/07/2016 at 15:50
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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

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starter
07/06/2016 at 10:16
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Hi,

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????

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starter
22/04/2016 at 20:49
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@marcelozp

thanks a lot! i`ll start with a concept for the oven!

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starter
21/04/2016 at 00:36
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Hi Dave and @marcelozp

I can`t find much information about PET, are there any restrictions?
Here in Mexico there is PET every where.

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starter
23/04/2019 at 13:27
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Hello All,
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!! 🙂

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starter
20/09/2018 at 15:04
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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/

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starter
06/09/2018 at 15:20
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Does the plastic strength decreases after melting or are there other material which are mixed with the plastic to maintain its strength.

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starter
28/05/2018 at 21:50
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Hi guys, just wanted to know if PP, PE and/or PS were suitable for 3D printers

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new
06/04/2018 at 00:14
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So im new to plastic but i have a question. How are some companies making blocks or construction materials with out separating the plastic?

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new
27/03/2018 at 21:29
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@mathijsstroober,
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?

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new
27/03/2018 at 18:03
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Hi @mathijsstroober,
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!
Josh

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new
13/03/2018 at 11:25
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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!

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starter
10/03/2018 at 22:30
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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.

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new
30/11/2017 at 22:15
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thanks that info help me a lot in plastic classification. Dave, thanks for your help. Earth proud of you.

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starter
07/11/2017 at 20:59
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What do you know about ?

World first bioplastic solution to growing coffee cup waste

I heard the oxo degradable plastic is not good.
Im working on helping restaurants go to alternatives.

Thanks,
Andrea

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starter
07/07/2017 at 04:36
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@mathijsstroober Nice work with the chart really complete, I would also add the average price for recycled materials just as a reference

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helper
06/06/2017 at 14:16
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Thanks! great Job! i thin. this tables should be added to V3.0 docs!

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helper
18/05/2017 at 19:22
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@premuth ¿haz encontrado un buen reuso para el PET?

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new
26/04/2017 at 02:55
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@mathijsstroober Excellent work!!! it is very useful who dont know about plastic.

this article is a good start to me. 🙂

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starter
19/03/2017 at 00:55
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Unfortunately, spammers took over the site and I just didn’t have the time needed to manage it all. 🙁

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starter
18/03/2017 at 23:31
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@robksawyer the links you shared aren’t work. Can you share they again ?
Thank you

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helper
08/03/2017 at 20:40
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@fremuth Que onda carnal ¿como vas con el reciclaje?

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new
19/11/2016 at 19:22
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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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