Category:Plastics recovery manual

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This category lists all pages in the Plastics recovery manual (made by ISF-IAI).

[edit] Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Purpose of the guide
    • Why recycle plastic waste?
    • To whom is this guide adressed ?
  • Chapter 2: Plastics
    • What are plastics ?
      • Polymers
      • Plastics
      • Plastic objects
      • Plastic waste
    • How to identify plastics ?
      • General criteria
      • Marking systems
      • Shaping marks
      • Fingernail scratching (hardness test)
      • Flame test
      • Density test
      • Specific tests for confirmation
  • Chapter 3: Collection
    • Sources of waste
      • Industrial waste
      • Commercial waste
      • Agricultural waste
      • Municipal waste
    • Evaluation of a deposit
      • Choosing a prospecting area
      • Characteristics of the studied area
      • Inventory of waste plastics sources
      • Characteristics of collected waste
    • Collection systems
      • Sensibilization
      • Selective collection systems
  • Chapter 4: The physical preparation of plastics
    • What is physical preparation ?
    • Placement of the recycling center
    • Sorting
      • Why sorting ?
      • How to sort ?
      • Implementing the sorting
    • The washing and drying
      • Decontamination
      • Washing
      • Drying
      • Downsizing
      • Pre-cutting
      • Crushing
  • Chapter 5: The shaping of plastics
    • What techniques are available ?
    • Granulation
      • The extruder
      • The cooling system
      • The granulator
    • The extrusion
      • Profile extrusion
      • Blow molding (hollow bodies)
      • Calendering extrusion (sheets, plates)
      • Inflation extrusion (films)
    • The injection molding
      • General
      • Injection plunger presses (injection-transfer)
      • Injection screw presses
  • Chapter 6: Economic Considerations
    • Costs of recycling
      • The purchase of plastics
      • Investment costs
      • Treatment costs
    • Opportunities
      • Inventory of market opportunities
      • Sale of recycled plastics
  • Chapter 7: Ecology and safety
    • Environmental problems
      • Hygiene problems related to waste
      • Chemicals
      • Air pollution
      • Noise
    • Work safety
    • Quality of endproducts from recycling