Storage of shredded plastic
There are various options for how to store shredded plastic. If you have large volumes of material, then most likely you will be suitable for industrial containers. But if you have a small workshop, then in my opinion it’s very convenient to store plastic in 19 liter water bottles.
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Step 1 - Shredding
1) to grind plastic manually with a hand tool;
2) to grind plastic with a shredder or crusher;
3) to buy already crushed or granulated raw materials.
Step 2 - 19L bottles
Of the pluses, it can be noted: it is lightweight, it is transparent, available worldwide.
One of the disadvantages is that you may encounter a problem of static electricity.
These bottles can be made of PET or PC (Polycarbonate). PC bottles are preferable, as they usually have a handle on the body.
There are also special racks for storing bottles, they are very simple in design (but this is the topic for the next how-to)
Step 3 - How to use
Step 4 - Bottle lids
Yes, this is another problem, even if we take bottles from the same manufacturer, from batch to batch the diameter of the neck will differ (in my practice, this value varies from 45.75 mm to 47.75 mm).
In the attachment you will find link for files for different types of plastic and different sizes (in formats: f3d and step).
Step 5 - How it's look like
Tip: you can use different filament colors for each type of plastic (in my case, gray for HDPE, black for PS, orange for PP) this is convenient for finding the right plastic on the shelf.
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