Recycling – Thermoplastic Processes

According to the abstract of an August 10, 2020 article in the Journal of Cleaner Production by researchers with Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France and Michigan Technological University  “… The rapid technical evolution of additive manufacturing (AM) enables a new path to a circular economy using distributed recycling and production. This concept of Distributed Recycling via Additive Manufacturing (DRAM) is related to the use of recycled materials by means of mechanical recycling process in the 3D printing process chain. This paper aims to examine the current advances on thermoplastic recycling processes via additive manufacturing technologies … This work examines … six stages (recovery, preparation, compounding, feedstock, printing, quality) of the proposed DRAM chain …” #Recycling #ThermoPlasticRecycling #3DPrinting