An essential aspect of trading plastic scrap determining prices. There is no set value to plastic scrap. There is no blue book value as in selling used vehicles. Plastic scrap prices move up and down like stocks. To be a successful plastic trader, you need to buy low and sell high. To be a successful recycler, you need to sell at the highest possible price. The key to being successful in this industry (probably true for all businesses) is finding the most suitable buyer for your type and quality of recycled plastic.
Ultimate Guide to Importing & Exporting Plastic Scrap into China
The process of importing and exporting plastic scrap to China can be confusing at first. However, in the end, when you figure everything out, it can be quite rewarding. Essentially, by shipping your recyclables directly to processors in China, you’re cutting out several layers of middlemen.
What is the ultimate way of reusing a plastic bag and a plastic bottle together? How about an air-tight, reusable storage container for snacks, cookies, chips, etc…?
This is one of those simple, yet brilliant ideas. All you need is:
1) 1 pair of scissors
2) 1x plastic bottle
3) 1x plastic bag
What does PC stand for?
PC is an acronym for PolyCarbonates, a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups (carbon that is bonded to three oxygen groups).
What is PCâ€™s plastic identification number?
PC does not have its own plastic number. Instead, PC is identified by number 7, which is â€œotherâ€ plastic types.
What does ABS stand for?
ABS is an acronym for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, a copolymer thermoplastic manufactured from the polymerization of Styrene and Acrylonitrile in the presence of Polybutadiene.
What is ABSâ€™s plastic number?
ABS does not have its own plastic number. Products made with ABS use recycling number 7, which represent â€œotherâ€ plastic types.
You may find ABS products marked with a recycling symbol and â€œABSâ€ written inside or beneath it.
What is Extrusion Molding?
Extrusion molding is a manufacturing process transforming thermoplastics into products like plastic sheets, pipes, tubes, drinking straws, optical fibers, curtain rails, etc. Extruded products are usually long with consistent cross section.
What is the extrusion molding process?
If you can imagine how spaghetti is made, molten plastic is squeezed through a shaped orifice, typically a custom made and designed steel die in the shape of the cross section of the intended final product. The extrusion process produces a continuous work piece; refer to the diagram below.
What is the stretch blow molding process?
Stretch blow molding is a two stage process similar to injection blow molding. First, a test tube like preform parison (pictured above) is injection molded in-house, or the preform parison can be purchased from an outside vendor. The neck of the preforms is fully finished (with threads) but the diameter and length of the body are much smaller than the final product. The thermoplastic preform then undergoes a reheat process (usually via infrared heaters) and is stretched and blown against the mold. This process is sometimes referred to as â€œreheat and blow moldingâ€ process, RHB for short. Below is a step by step diagram of the stretch blow molding process:
What is the injection blow molding process?