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Recycling

The First Source of Renewable Plastics

Abstract

Recycling is the first source of renewable plastics ahead natural-sourced polymers. After a brief outline relating to environmental benefits, involvements in economy, legislation, reliability, and performance concerns, the various methods of recycling are examined from mechanical to thermal recycling through chemical and solvent technologies.

Rheology, mechanical performances, aging resistance, flammability, and color can be improved thanks to formulation with traditional or special additives.

The most used sectorial routes concerning the recycling—polyethylene terephthalate and PE bottles, E&E products, automotive and building devices—are discussed.

A special attention on environmental advantages ...

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