Technical Names for Plastic Recycling
At Sunny Recycling we process a lot of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Some products that contain HDPE are crates, barrels, wheelie bins, pipe, decking, flower pots, etc.
We can also shred Polypropylene. PP is hard, yets quite flexible, making it perfect for chairs, cases, trays, pipes, etc.
PC is very strong, yet light weight material with a high impact resistance. The automotive, aircraft, boating and furniture industry can create optically clear products such as headlights, lighting fixtures, shatterproof windows just to name a few.
ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
ABS is a structurally sturdy material suitable for 3D printing, machine or car parts. It can also be found in protective housings such as power tools or cameras.
PVC is widely used in the construction industry due to it’s very strong characterisitics. Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-P) is normally more flexible, even elastic and used in garden hose, cable sheathing, shoe soles. Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-U) is a tough material used in window and door frames, plumbing pipes and fittings, wall cladding, roof sheeting, garden hose, signage.