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Recycling of Polymers

Course Dates

8th April, 2019 - 10th April, 2019 (3 days)

Day 1

EU recycling laws, Statistics and Directives, including Life cycle directive, WEEE directive, ELV directive. Polymer recycling statistic and targets for EU member states.
Overview of polymers currently recycled, including recycle polymer ID numbers, polymer types, nature, properties, costs, recycled values, typical use applications and environmental issues, including polyolefines PP, HDPE, LDPE films.
Styrenics (PS, HIPS, SAN, ABS), Acrylics, Polycarbonates, PET and PVC – nature, properties, costs, recycled values, use applications and environmental issues covered.

Day 2
The recycle process, typical cycle explained, washing and sorting techniques, including macro- sorting, near IR spectroscopy, X- ray sorting, laser aided techniques, marker systems explained.
Washing and granulation, Sink/floating sorting, selective dissolution methods explained. Recycling methods explained, including PET bottles to granules, LDPE file to granules, Acrylic dissolution and reconstitution via REX extrusion etc
Re-constituted material testing and characterisation including test methods undertaken, spectroscopic appraisal, MFI testing, tensile strength test methods explained.

Day 3
Additive recycled material property enhancement, including polywood, clothing fibres, building products, laminate etc. Explanation of how the recycled polymer is used. Design of recycling, including theory, carbon reducing design practice explained. Examples re designing an existing product to reduce carbon footprint.

People with no prior knowledge of Plastics,
Designers involved in Plastic Part Design,
People who wish to learn about the plastics recycling industry,
Those working in the Recycling Industry,
People making ethical choices about the use of plastics, etc.

This course can be tailored to run as an in company course meeting you required needs

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The successful completion of this programme by the learner does not lead to an award, but a certificate of attendance is issued to each participant.

Safety Shoes are not required for this course

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