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Methods of Recycling, Properties and Applications of Recycled Thermoplastic Polymers

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Department of Polymers, National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry & Petrochemistry (ICECHIM), Bucharest 060021, Romania
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Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 313 Independenţei Avenue, Sector 6, Bucharest 060042, Romania
Academic Editor: Michele Rosano
Recycling 2017, 2(4), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling2040024
Received: 21 October 2017 / Revised: 21 November 2017 / Accepted: 27 November 2017 / Published: 28 November 2017
This study aims to provide an updated survey of the main thermoplastic polymers in order to obtain recyclable materials for various industrial and indoor applications. The synthesis approach significantly impacts the properties of such materials and these properties in turn have a significant impact on their applications. Due to the ideal properties of the thermoplastic polymers such as corrosion resistance, low density or user-friendly design, the production of plastics has increased markedly over the last 60 years, becoming more used than aluminum or other metals. Also, recycling is one of the most important actions currently available to reduce these impacts and represents one of the most dynamic areas in the plastics industry today. View Full-Text
Keywords: plastics recycling; chemical recycling; environmental impacts; energy recovery plastics recycling; chemical recycling; environmental impacts; energy recovery
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Grigore, M.E. Methods of Recycling, Properties and Applications of Recycled Thermoplastic Polymers. Recycling 2017, 2, 24.

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