Plastic: from waste to resource

TECNOFER CONSIDERS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION A STRATEGIC VARIABLE REPRESENTING AN OPPORTUNITY AND A MEANS FOR DISTINGUISHING AND EMERGING INSIDE THE GLOBAL MARKET.

Plastic is made up of a diverse set of chemical compounds, sometimes mixed together, resulting from the processing of mineral oils. The starting materials are oil, natural gas and coal, that, as it is well known, involve heavy costs for extraction, transportation, processing, and they determine a pollution with high environmental impact.


The manifold possibilities of compositions in the manufacture of plastics result in a great variety of generated materials (polymers, copolymers, blends of polymers, etc.).
Raw plastic materials are provided to users (those who give a definite shape to the object) in the form of powders, granules or in liquid state, in any case partially polymerized.
From these products are formed objects and semi-manufactured goods, which will be processed with different technologies, depending on the needs of the finished product.


Plastic is widely used as part of many consumer products, and this for its characteristics of flexibility, strength, chemical stability and low production cost.


Index

• Plastic from waste to resource
• Plastic polymers
• Collection, sorting and recycling
• Sorting plant
• Types of recycling plants for the main polymer families
• Recoveries of food packaging and Tetra Pak treatment
• Recoveries of absorbent products

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