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Plastic-Block™: Hard Core Recycling

Toronto, Canada, June 06, 2019 --( Manufacturing operations often generate some amount of plastic waste. Companies often collect this waste and try to use it by putting a small percentage of waste in with the virgin plastic. The problem is that the rate of generated scrap exceeds the ability to reuse it. Other companies simply write it off and it is a wasted opportunity.

Plastic scrap is a huge environmental and economic problem. This is why the Plastic-Block™ brand decided to do something about it.

Omachron Plastics and it's Plastic-Block™ brand has developed a process to take 100% pre- or post-consumer plastic and transform it into finished goods with excellent material properties and aesthetics. The process is so effective that the output can even take the form of the product originally recycled. This is truly hard core recycling. It contrasts with conventional, plastic-recycling processes that require a large proportion of virgin material mixed with the recycled material.

Parts molded from 100% regrind are at least 99% as strong as the same geometry parts molded from virgin material. Plastic-Block™ has tested the tensile strength of the PVC regrind and it has 99.3% of the strength of the original virgin material molded using Omachron's injection molding processes. To audit the quality, these blocks were cut along different planes - no air voids were found. The blocks were also machined with through holes. It was concluded that the quality of molded blocks is excellent.

Testing different shapes has the recycled parts do better than the original because of the low stress in the Plastic-Block™ molded parts.

Currently, Plastic-Block™ is successfully molding 100% regrind of ABS, PVC, HDPE, foamed polyethylene. A few other plastic regrinds are under testing.
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Omachron Plastics Inc.
Nina Conrad

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