What are rigid plastics?
Rigid plastics are a specific type of plastic material that is characterized by its stiffness, strength, and ability to maintain its shape even when not in use. They are manufactured using various thermoforming processes and encompass a wide range of products such as buckets, watering cans, flower pots, pasta strainers, garden furniture, laundry baskets, plastic pallets, trash containers, and pipes. These plastics are highly durable and strong which makes them commonly used in both households and the industrial sector.
It is important to note that rigid plastics differ from flexible plastics which possess a soft and pliable nature. Flexible plastics find their application in products like plastic bags, packaging films, and shrink wraps. While both types of plastics can be recycled; recycling rigid plastics can pose more challenges due to their size and shape. However with advancements in recycling technologies and machinery; the process of recycling rigid plastics has become more efficient and effective over time. This progress plays a crucial role in waste reduction efforts as well as promoting sustainable processing practices.
What materials are rigid plastics made of?
Rigid plastics are made of various materials including:
- PE (Polyethylene)
- HDPE (High-density Polyethylene)
- PP (Polypropylene)
- PS (Polystyrene)
- PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)
- PA (Polyamide)
- PC (Polycarbonate)
- ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer)
- PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)
Rigid plastics can be produced from thermoplastics using various processes. For example, toys and car parts are manufactured by injection molding, bottles and containers are produced by blow molding, and large hollow bodies such as industrial drums or water storage tanks are produced by rotational molding.
Approximately 65% of the rigid plastics fraction consists of polyolefins such as PP, PE, and HDPE.
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This document describes an effective Rigid Plastics Shredder Recycle Machine for processing large pieces of rigid plastics, such as plastic lumps, extruder purges, entire sheet rolls, and more.
The Rigid Plastics Shredder Recycle Machine described here is an ideal solution for shredding rigid plastics due to its many impressive features.
One key feature is its continuous feeding mechanism, which allows for high shredding efficiency and uninterrupted shredding of materials. The machine also has a movable hopper that enables jam-free shredding of rigid plastics, ensuring smooth and efficient operation.
To further maximize productivity, the rotor is customized with a large rotating diameter, providing a greater shredding contact surface. This helps to increase the speed and effectiveness of the shredding process.
In addition, the transmission parts of the machine are connected by a coupling, reducing vibration and protecting the main shaft and reducer from damage caused by force. The machine also has stationary knives placed on the top and bottom of the main shaft, which effectively cut the rigid plastic material without warping the main shaft.
To ensure a safe and stable work environment, this Rigid Plastics Shredder Recycle Machine is equipped with a PLC self-programming electrical control system that allows for functions such as start, stop, forward rotation, and automatic overload protection. This fully automated system ensures the machine operates safely and efficiently.
Overall, these features make this plastic shredder machine a reliable and effective solution for shredding rigid plastics, allowing for increased productivity and reduced waste in the recycling process.
All recycling machines come with a 1 year limited warranty.
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