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Polycarbonates Plastic Recycling

How do you recycle Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate (PC) has significantly increased in popularity and its uses over the last ten to fifteen years. It is very strong, rigid and transparent properties allow manufacturers to use it in many different applications. The material is thermally resistant up to 130 °C which is commonly seen in roofing sheets. Polycarbonate is available in several different grades such as (FR) flame retardant, reinforced and crack resistant. This material is also commonly blended with ABS to make certain products.

Polycarbonate plastic uses -:

  • CD’s and DVD’s
  • Head lamp lenses
  • Bus shelters
  • Electronic component housing
  • Traffic lights
  • Mobile phones
  • Battery boxes
  • Conservatory roofing

How is polycarbonate recycled?

Polycarbonate is very strong that makes it less resistant to impact, it is fully recyclable and is made from a natural resource (oil) it provides an excellent yield for plastic recycling facilities. The usual process for recycling polycarbonate is to sort, shred, wash, granulate and then compound ready for re-use.

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