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Introduction to Plastics Recycling Second Edition

Introduction to Plastics Recycling Second Edition

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The sinter moulding process can be used with a broad variety
of mixed plastics. The process is tolerant to contamination from
materials such as aluminium and paper, and panels made with
waste wood chips have been manufactured [3]. The formulation
can also be varied to produce mouldings with a range of properties
for use as panels, sound proofing or packaging materials.

In this process plastic flake is plastified in a heated mould and
subjected to pressure.

The material passes through a metal detector to remove large
metal fragments and is shredded and dosed into moulds. These

Figure 6.21 Transfer moulding Stage 2: Material compressed to
form moulding

Processing Techniques


then pass through a tower from top to bottom, where they are
heated. The compressive pressure increases the further the mould
travels down the tower. The lowermost moulds are cooled with
ambient air, which then, after additional heating by means of a
radiator, is conducted upwards in counter-flow to the moulds.
This is shown in Figure 6.22. This process allows the production
of large area panels of up to 60 mm thickness, with natural finish
or lamination in the same operation. An advantage of this process
is that the raw material can include the heavy fraction from the
density separation of re-granulation plants and materials do not
require cleaning prior to processing.

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