ABS recycling for 3-D printer filament

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Applications[edit | edit source]

Products that use ABS

  • drain-waste-vent (DWV) pipe systems [1]
  • musical instruments [2]
  • golf club heads [3]
  • automotive body parts
  • protective head gear
  • medical devices for blood access
  • electronic applications (64% of the total) [4]
  • whitewater canoes
  • luggage and protective carrying cases
  • small kitchen appliances
  • toys
  • keyboard keys
  • coloring for tattoos
  • packaging (barrels, buckets, pallets)

How much?[edit | edit source]

  • 2 billion pounds per year!! [5]
  • 62,000 metric tonnes per year (1997)[6]
  • Lego uses 4200 tons of ABS each year [7]