Repetitive implementation of material value conservation and its effects on the mechanical properties of plastic recycling products

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Abstract

Impurity and contaminated waste of flexible plastic packaging will not be viable as raw materials for secondary recycling. This problem could be avoided by repetitive implementation of material value conservation through material purity protection since the product design activities up to the end of packaging life cycle. This paradigm also creates new sequential life cycles of products rather than once when only virgin materials were used as raw materials. With repetitive implementation of material value conservation and serial testing in a polymer laboratory, a type of virgin plastic pellet recycled up to the 8 th stage of secondary recycling, and then the mechanical properties of materials tested according to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. This research revealed that flexible plastic packaging materials that managed by Material Value Conservation (MVC) implementations were suitable for secondary recycling in producing the viable quality of recycled plastic pellets in mechanical properties measures, and leverage the potential of virgin plastic pellets utilization. Because of MVC implementations protected the purity of materials intensively, and then increased the value of recycled plastic pellets as raw materials for the new life cycle of plastic products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Engineering and Nanotechnology
EditorsKazuo Umemura
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages116-120
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035713787
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, ICMEN 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 19 Jul 201821 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume936 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, ICMEN 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period19/07/1821/07/18

Keywords

  • Material utilization
  • Mechanical properties of material
  • Polypropylene
  • Repetitive material value conservation
  • Secondary recycling

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