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Hard Core Recycling - making blocks for machining

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Would you use blocks manufactured from recycled plastic for your projects?

  • Yes, if they cost the same as non-recycled plastic

  • Yes, but only if they are 10% cheaper than non-recycled plastic

  • Yes, but only if they are 20% cheaper than non-recycled plastic

  • Yes, but only if they are 30% cheaper than non-recycled plastic

  • Yes, it's important to help the environment

  • Definitely NO


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Machining operations often generate some plastic waste. Companies often collect this waste and try to use it by putting a small percentage of waste in with the virgin plastic. The problem is that the rate of generating scrap exceeds the ability to reuse it. Other companies simply write it off and it is a wasted opportunity.
The same injection molding equipment we use to manufacture plastic blocks from virgin pallets that many of you now use, we manufacture 100% pre- or post-consumer plastic and transform it into finished goods with excellent material properties and aesthetics. To read a bit more about what we do, please enjoy this article: Hard core recycling. And to see our equipment, the first video is now available, few more are coming in few days: The Factory of the Future


Transforming Plastic Waste into a Plastic Resource - This video shows a bit of the equipment and why it is really a big deal. I hope you find our cause worth discussing and sharing.

We are looking for ideas what would be worthwhile to turn plastic waste into.
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I have no immediate need to make anything from plastic but I was wondering why you can't or don't use a higher percentage of recycled material when mixing with virgin material? Does the recycling process change or degrade the plastic in some way?
 
I have no immediate need to make anything from plastic but I was wondering why you can't or don't use a higher percentage of recycled material when mixing with virgin material? Does the recycling process change or degrade the plastic in some way?
Many molding processes degrade plastics hence only 5% to 20% regrind (recycled) plastic is typically used.
We are able to and are starting to make blocks from 100% recycled plastic.
The issue is finding a reliable source of enough waste plastic to offer this.
We are currently establishing a network of contacts to enable us to to offer a wider range of recycled blocks.
 
Any idea why I cannot view any of your videos? When I click them it just says "error occurred, please try again later".
-steve
 
Trying to understand why you are advertising here... Are you promoting your technology, looking for outlets for your potential products (seems to be the case) or are you selling plastic blocks and the products produced by your equipment? The reason I got interested in the mini mills is because I want to make filters for Koi ponds. HDPE I think is the plastic for my application. The case for these filters would be HDPE sheets at .5" thick but I also need to machine several parts out of blocks approximately 5"x5"x5".
 
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