Product Design - Plastic Recycling Symbols

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  1. Polyethylene Trephalate, name the common use, and properties.
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    Mostly used in food packaging.

    • Bottled Beverages
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    • Light weight
    • Inexpensive
    • Easily recycleable.
  2. High Density Polythene  name the common uses, and properties.
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    Mostly used for packaging product with short shelf life due to the low risk of contaminating the contents with breakdown products

    • Shampoo bottles, milk cartons, clean product bottles.
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    • More expensive than PET.
    • Resistant to moisture.
  3. Polyvinyl Chloride, name the common uses and properties.
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    Commonly used for piping and injection moulding.

    • Water piping, wire/cable jacketing.
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    • Releases toxins when burned as it contain chlorine and should not come into contact with food.
    • Tough and flexible.
    • Chemical-resistant.
  4. Low density polyethylene, name the common uses and proprieties.
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    Has many application and is used for heat sealing and insulation applications.

    • Plastic bags, frozen food packaging.
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    • Tough and flexible.
    • Not normally recycled.
    • Resistant to moisture.
  5. Polypropylene, name the common uses and properties.
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    Commonly used for hot-liquid containers.

    • Hot chocolate containers, plastic cups, ketchup bottles.
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    • Has a high melting point.
    • Chemical-resistant.
    • Resistant to water, oil, grease.
  6. Polystyrene, name the common uses and the properties.
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    • Mostly used in fast food packaging and disposable cups and packaging protection.
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    • Good Material for insulation.
    • Low melting point.
    • Can be manufactured into rigid foam product like styrofoam.
    • Difficult to recycle.
  7. Name 3 product that fall into the "other category.
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    Other product include; Sunglasses, DVD's, Computer Cases, Nylon.
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Product Design - Plastic Recycling Symbols
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Alevel revision notes for recycling symbols for plastics and properties.
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