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Starting A Plastics Recycling Service

Starting A Plastics Recycling Service

If you’re committed to helping the environment and want to make money as you’re doing so, starting a plastics recycling service could be the ideal business for someone like you. Begin by researching the plastic recycling market and some of the companies involved. First, look online at your local business listings to find recycling operations in your area. Expand out ward to see how other small businesses are faring in…

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Making Plastic Bottles

Making Plastic Bottles With PET

Making plastic bottles with PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is an ever-expanding industry. When you’re in the supermarket looking for a popular soft drink or possibly a laundry detergent or jar of Windex, you may have noticed that glass jars have pretty much been replaced by plastic containers. Plastic containers and jars are lighter than glass, and there will be no broken shards to sweep away should the container fall to the…

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Plastic Manufacturing Processes

Plastic Manufacturing Processes Explained

There are a number of plastic manufacturing processes that are widely employed to make the products we are all familiar with. Injection molding is one of those plastic manufacturing processes. It’s used to make plastic parts,usually using 2-part molds that, when closed, are injected with molten plastic to form individual pieces. The mold is then quickly cooled to let the parts solidify mold then automatically released the part and begins…

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Biodegradable Products

What Are Biodegradable Products?

Many items available today are touted as biodegradable products and many environmentally concerned citizens find this trend to be a positive step when it comes to envisioning a cleaner planet. But how do we know when a product is biodegradable and which products are best for the environment? A biodegradable material that is made from eco-friendly material that will decompose, whether it be in a municipal landfill or as roadside litter.…

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Low Density Polyethylene

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Manufacturing Process

Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is a commonly used plastic often used to make food packaging and shopping bags. It’s sister plastic, high density polyethylene (HDPE) is used to make piping, bottles and buckets. Ethylene is a natural gas that is used in the initial stages of the low density polyethylene (LDPE) manufacturing process. Most of the ethylene is stored in a cracking plant where it is byt the steam cracking…

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Plastic Bottle Recycling To Make Cloth

Plastic Bottle Recycling Turns Waste Into High Fashion

Did you know that some plastics can be recycled into clothing by the plastic bottle recycling process? In fact, it’s a growing industry with a number of manufacturers producing some stunning attire while helping to protect the environment at the same time. The first step in the bottle recycling process is the shredding. This not only removes any liquid residue but produces the strips that can be wrapped in cellophane,…

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Plastic Recycling At Home

Plastic Recycling At Home Or In The Classroom

To illustrate or play with the idea of recycling you can plastic recycling at home or in the classroom. All you need is some acetone, a several pieces of Styrofoam and a small bowl. (Polystyrene is a petroleum-based plastic made from the styrene monomer. Most people know it under the name Styrofoam, which is actually the trade name of a polystyrene foam product used for housing insulation. – Yahoo Answers)…

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Plastic Bag Recycling Is Different

Plastic Bag Recycling Requires Different Strategies

Plastic bag recycling  is more complicated than you might think. Just because the bags are made of plastic doesn’t mean they can be thrown into the recycling bin with all the other forms of plastic. Plastic bags and plastic film are different from other forms of plastic. Because the material so flexible, the plastic can wrap around the shafts and other equipment that parts of the sorting process. This can…

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Plastic Scrap Recycling

Plastic Scrap Recycling From Runners And Sprues

Plastic scrap recycling often involves the use injection molding waste. These parts are referred to as runners and sprues. Sprues and runner comprise the conduit that connects the machine nozzle to the machine cavities. During the injection phase of the molding cycle, the molten material flows through the sprue and runner to the cavities. These parts can be reground and mixed with new materials, primarily virgin resin. Creating what is…

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PET Plastic Products

PET Plastic Products Are Recycled More Than Any Other

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is most commonly known as a member of the polyester group of plastic polymers and the ingredient in all PET plastic products. It was first produced in the United States during the 1940s by chemists looking for a material that could be used to make new textile fibers and it originally gained recognition as a wrinkle-free fiber used for textile manufacturing. In the production phase, pellets of…

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