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Upcycling Fishing Nets

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Jan Blondeel janblo

Upcycling Fishing Nets

07/10/2016 at 14:34

Hi There,

We have got approximately 30tons of fishing nets that we want to upcycle.
The nets are 50% PA6 (Nylon) & 50% Polyetylene.
In the picture you can see a close up of one of these nets.

Would it be possible to shred the nets (in smaller pieces of course) with the shredder from precious plastics ?

With kind regards,

Jan B.

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warrior
10/10/2016 at 23:53
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oh boy that’s a lot! Never tried that myself, quite curious though..

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starter
21/03/2017 at 13:18
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check out these guys, they make sunglasses out of old fishernets!

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warrior
27/03/2017 at 12:07
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Hi Jan,

I think the actual shredding of the fishnet can be quite tough, since you have so much material maybe it´s also possible to contact industrial shredders?

If you have shredded everything you can seperaate the PA6 and PE just by putting it in water, the PA6 has a density higher than water so it should sink and the PE has a desity lower than water so it should float.

i hope it´s helpfull 🙂

Greetz, Jerry

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new
27/04/2017 at 18:30
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Hi there!,

I am triying to recycle some parts of the nets as well, but in here they are made from PA6 (nylon) and PP.
I want to recycle only the part made from PP, specifically ropes made from PP.

But I am wondering if the machine works, I think maybe could get stuck.
Some of you guys have tried with this material or did you tried with the nets??.
@janpablo @jerzeek @davehakkens @preciousplasticaustria

Thanks!

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warrior
05/05/2017 at 12:37
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Hi Nicolo,
i haven´t tried to shred fishing nets, i don´t know if it´s possible to shred the nets. i think it might tangle up in the machine cause the strains can be super thin.
greetz jerry

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starter
18/06/2017 at 06:46
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This is a theory on making it easier to shred the rope/ net.

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new
22/06/2017 at 11:00
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For the nylon part and talking about big quantities it might be interesting for you to contact ECONYL (www.econyl.com). Waste is collected through different initiatives and projects:
•The ECONYL® Reclaiming Program – Our reclaim managers are expanding the waste collection network, across the globe with operations in the USA, Egypt, Greece, Pakistan, Thailand, Norway and Turkey.

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starter
21/12/2017 at 00:18
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Hello,
I am busy to find out what ik can do with the fishingnets.

And i saw a question if it kan in the plastic shredder.

I have seen diffrent you-tube and what i find out is that the use a other knife parts .
i don’t now if i can place a YouTube link here i going to try.

it looks like that with the diffrent knife the machine wil not get stuc.

How to make it i don’t know . But i find it because i was loking for fishingnet recycling.
I am not yet bisy with recycling of the plastic but i will in the future.
The part i have all ready now yet moving and starting
(I am sorry for my bad English)

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starter
22/12/2017 at 12:03
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If your goal is to recycle the PE, then do as jerzeek said.
Unfortunately the PA6 should go through a process of de-polymerization to be fully recicled, thus your best option is to bring the net to the closest PA6 recycler.

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dedicated
22/12/2017 at 12:51
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There’s a company doing this in south UK, get in touch with ‘fishy filaments’ https://fishyfilaments.com/

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