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1.- Pete Plastic Interpreted by Esther.

The basic information Name


First application

Recycling application


Clear, tough, solvent resistant. Used for rigids, sheets and fibres. Softens: 85 C SG = 1.38

Carbonated soft drink bottles, fruit juice bottles, pillow and sleeping bag filling, textile fibres


(Polyethylene Terephthalate)

1 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE)

Polyethylene terephthalate (pet or pete) is one of the most common types of plastics and is commonly found in bottle of soda, juice, water, cough syrup and jars of peanut butter. The bottoms of these containers are usually stamped with the chasing arrow symbol and the number 1, the code for PET.

Why is Pet so popular? â—? Pet plastic is naturally, colorless and highly transparent. â—? Pet plastic is strong, lightweight, shatterproof, and has excellent barrier to gas, alcohol, and other solvents. â—? Pet plastic is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and is highly recycling.

Pet plastic in the world. Pet plastic isn't the most used of the plastics. It actually ranked number 3. But while it's not the most use, PET is actually the most recycling type of plastic in the world.

HDPE High Density Polyethylene Interpreted by Celia

Information Type of plastics


First application


Hard to semiCrinkly shopping flexible, bags, waxy surface, freezer bags, opaque. milk bottles, Softens: 135째 C bleach bottles, SG = 0.96 buckets, rigid agricultural pipe, milk crates

Reclyced application Agricultural pipes, pallets, bins for compost and kerbside collections, extruded sheet, crates, garden edging, household bags, oil containers, pallets

High Density Polyethylene Unpigmented bottles are translucent, have good barrier properties and stiffness, and are well suited to packaging products with a short shelf life such as milk. HDPE has good chemical resistance, it is used for packaging many household and industrial chemicals such as detergents and bleach.

Properties: HDPE is stiff, strength, tough, resistance to chemicals and moisture, permeability to gas, it's easy of processing and easy of forming.

Product applications People use HDPE for the bottles of milk, water, juice, cosmetic, shampoo, dish and laundry detergent bottles; yogurt and margarine tubs; cereal box liners; grocery, trash and retail bags.

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Type of plastic: Low Density Polyethylene Properties: Soft, flexible, waxy, surface translucent, withstands solvents Softens: 115째 C SG = 0.92 APPLICATIONS: Virgin Grades Garbage bags, squeeze bottles, black irrigation tube, silage and mulch films, garbage bins APPLICATIONS: Recycled grades MAJOR USE / minor use FILMS: BUILDERS, CONCRETE LINING and BAGS Agricultural pipe, nursery & other films

Low-density polyethylene Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute and concentrated acids, alcohols, bases and esters Good resistance (minor attack) to aldehydes, ketones and vegetable oils Limited resistance (moderate attack suitable for short-term use only) to aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, mineral oils, andoxidizing agents Poor resistance, and not recommended for use with Halogenated hydrocarbons. LDPE is widely used for manufacturing various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic bags for computer components, and various molded laboratory equipment. Its most common use is in plastic bags.

PRODUCT APPLICATION LDPE is widely used for manufacturing various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic bags for computer components, and various molded laboratory equipment. Its most common use is in plastic bags.

Unplasticised and Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. Interpreted by NĂŠstor

The UPVC The UPVC is a very useful plastic, it can be used to pipe and hose fittings, garden hose, electrical conduit, shoes, road cone bases, drainage pipes, electrical conduit and ducting, detergent bottles.

Properties of UPVC The properties of UPVC are incredible, let´s see them: ● It's hard rigid ● Can be clear ● Can be solvent welded ● Softens: 70 - 100° C ● SG = 1.40

The PPVC The PPVC is a very useful plastic, it can be used as garden hose, shoe soles, cable sheathing, blood bags and tubing, watch straps and rain wear.

Properties of UPVC ´The properties of PPVC are similar to UPVC's properties, let's see them too: ● Flexible ● Clear ● Elastic ● Can be solvent welded ● Softens: 70 - 100° C ● SG = 1.35

Unplasticised and Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride UPVC is recyclable and has the number "3" as in it's identification code:


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