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Founded in 1968, PolyFab provides custom engineered plastic fabrications.
We work with many materials and specialize in clear plastics.
Some of the applications we have made include:
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According to the American Plastics Council (APC), more than 1,800 U.S. businesses handle or reclaim post-consumer plastics. Plastics from MSW are usually collected from curbside recycling bins or drop-off sites. Then, they go to a material recovery facility, where they are sorted either mechanically or manually from other recyclables. The resulting mixed plastics are sorted by plastic type, baled, and sent to a reclaimer. At the reclaiming facility, the scrap plastic is passed across a shaker screen to remove trash and dirt, and then washed and ground into small flakes. A flotation tank then further separates contaminants, based on their different densities. Flakes are then dried, melted, filtered, and formed into pellets. The pellets are shipped to product manufacturing plants, where they are made into new plastic products.
In 1997, APC estimated that roughly one-half of all U.S. communities—nearly 19,400—collected plastics for recycling, primarily PET and HDPE bottles, such as soda bottles. Roughly 7,400 communities collected plastics at the curb, and approximately 12,000 communities collected plastics through drop-off centers.
Credit: HDPE Tank
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