• Netherlands researchers find way to recycle thermoset plastics

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    Recycling is now not a trend anymore, it is becoming a necessity. In the Netherlands, researchers have been working day and night to get some of the world’s main problems solved namely finding ways to convert non-recyclable thermoset plastics to be recycled. Normally thermoset plastics unlike thermoplastics can’t be remolded once heated, they only decompose. Chemists at the University of Groningen have created a thermoset plastic that can be reformed when heated.

    According to the researchers the plastic can be shredded, melted and remolded at least seven times without affecting its mechanical properties.

    Posted in Topics:Recycle, Tags: , on May 2, 2009