News tagged with plastic recycling

The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics

LMU researchers have developed a new process which will greatly simplify the process of sorting plastics in recycling plants. The method enables automated identification of polymers, facilitating rapid separation ...

dateAug 21, 2014 in Materials Science
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Sorting plastic waste: A magnetic game

More than one third of the total plastic production in Europe—about 14 million tonnes per year—are polyolefins, also known as polyalkenes. This is a family of polymers used for the manufacture of a variety ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Materials Science
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Recycling farm plastics gains momentum

(Phys.org) —On today's farms, plastic is as ubiquitous as dirt. From plastic film that wraps silage to leftover pesticide containers to the thin trays that hold seedlings, plastic plays an important role. ...

dateMay 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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