The difference between recycled rubber and recycled plastic

- Mar 16, 2019-

Recycled rubber and recycled plastic are two kinds of renewable resources commonly used in the current product industry. 


Among them, recycled rubber is a kind of rubber with plasticity and processability, which is processed from waste rubber products and scrap of rubber products.Recycled plastic is a kind of plastic that can be recycled and reused after a series of physical and chemical processes to reduce the raw material cost in the production of various plastic products.For recycled rubber and recycled plastic, two renewable resources can sometimes produce products with the same purpose, different people have different opinions on this, so what are the differences between recycled rubber and recycled plastic, and what are the characteristics of each?


First, let's take a look at the similarities and differences between plastic and rubber:


Common points of plastic and rubber: generally, plastication and rubber have the same composition, mainly C and H atoms, plus a small number of O, N, CL, Si, F, S atoms.


Plastic deformation is plastic deformation, rubber elastic deformation;At room temperature, the rubber is usually hard solid and cannot be stretched and deformed. The rubber stored at room temperature has low hardness and good elasticity and can be stretched and deformed and restored to its original state.Plastication can be recycled and reused for many times. Waste rubber cannot be directly used and can only be used when it needs to be processed into recycled rubber.In practical production, the shape of plastics at 100 to 200 degrees is similar to that of rubber at 60 to 100 degrees.


Reclaimed rubber and rubber and plastic are kept on recycled plastic, the performance characteristics of each one is reclaimed rubber waste rubber and waste rubber regeneration after crushing, three major processes (FGD), refined processing of rubber and regeneration process refers to the waste rubber and waste rubber in plasticizers, softener, activator and oxygen, heat and mechanical shear under the combination of sulfurized rubber parts of molecular chain and the process of the junction fracture is hy * important in reclaimed rubber production process;Recycled plastics are regenerated by processing waste plastics through pretreatment, melting granulation, modification and other physical or chemical methods.There are essential differences between recycled rubber and recycled plastic in performance, raw material and production process.


In the actual processing process, reclaimed rubber is an ideal raw material to replace natural rubber in the production of rubber products and reduce the cost. Among them, latex reclaimed rubber, tire reclaimed rubber, butyl reclaimed rubber, butyl nitrile reclaimed rubber and epdm reclaimed rubber can replace different kinds of original rubber.Recycled plastics are directly used in the production of various plastic products.From the processing technology, the recycled plastic processing performance is good, easy to form, but its heat resistance is poor, easy to aging, easy to burn;The processing technology of recycled rubber is more complex, but the products have excellent properties such as elasticity, resilience, high and low temperature resistance, aging resistance, corrosion resistance and wear resistance.


At present, with the continuous development and exploration of the product industry, many manufacturers have begun to choose rubber and plastic blend production of various products, so that it has rubber elasticity, wear resistance, aging resistance and at the same time with plastic light, easy processing, processing, performance, cost win situation.