From Introduction to Plastics Recycling, Second edition

APC

American Plastics Council

APME

Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe

ASTM

American Society for Testing Materials

BPF

British Plastics Federation

CARE

Consortium for Automotive Recycling

DFD

Design for Disassembly

DfE

Design for Environment

DFR

Design for Recycling

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

DSC

Differential scanning calorimetry

DSD

Duales System Deutschland

ELV

End of Life Vehicle(s) Directive

EPD

Environmental Product Declaration

EPS

Expanded polystyrene

EU

European Union

GMT

Glass mat transfer

HALS

Hindered amine light stabilisers

HDPE

High-density polyethylene

HIPS

High impact polystyrene

IPP

Integrated Product Policy

IR

Infrared

ISO

International Organization for Standardization Method

IT

Information Technology

L/D

Length/diameter ratio

LCA

Life cycle analysis

LDPE

Low-density polyethylene

LLDPE

Linear low-density polyethylene

MFI

Melt flow index

MPW

Mixed plastic waste

NIR

Near infra-red

PA

Polyamide

PA6

Polyamide 6

PA66

Polyamide 66

PCL

Polycaprolactone

PE

Polyethylene

PET

Polyethylene terephthalate

PLA

Polylactic acid

PMMA

Polymethyl methacrylate

PP

Polypropylene

PS

Polystyrene

PU

Polyurethane

PVA

Polyvinyl alcohol

PVC

Polyvinyl chloride

R&D

Research and Development

RRECOM

Recycling...

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Products & Services
Pelletizers
Pelletizers are process machines that form materials into pellets for use in subsequent operations.
Thermoforming and Vacuum Forming Equipment
Thermoforming equipment and vacuum forming equipment forms thermoplastic sheets or films over molds into finished shapes.
Monomers, Intermediates, and Base Polymers
Monomers, intermediates, and base polymers are starting raw materials or binders for the production of compounded resins, plastics and elastomers, paints or organic coatings, adhesives and sealants;
Floor Decking
Floor decking includes all types of structural decking materials that are used as walkway surfaces.
Fabricated Plastic Parts and Semi-Finished Shapes
Fabricated plastic parts and semi-finished shapes include molded, cast, extruded and machined parts made from any polymeric materials. They are supplied as bars, films, plates, profiles, rods and shims.

Topics of Interest

Glossary A Additive A material added to the polymer to increase its functionality or reduce costs. Agglomeration A process to increase the bulk density of the polymer. B Biodegrade To be broken down...

6.1 Glass Transition Temperature ( T g) and Melting Temperature ( T m) The identification of polymers is frequently based on a comparison of glass transition or melting temperature, with literature...

A.1 Generic Polymeric Material Acronyms ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene ABS + PMMA Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene + Acrylic Alloy ABS + PA Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene + Polyamide Alloy...

2K 2-component 3 3K-component AB S acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene AMMA acrylonitrile methyl methacrylate APE aromatic polyester ASA acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate ASTM American Society...

ABS acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer AZ azodicarbonamide CBA chemical blowing agents CNC computer numerical controlled EBA ethylene-butyl acrylate ECTFE ethylene-chlorotrifluorethylene ESC...