Thermoplastic material and the benefits for the environment and your business
Thermoplastic material can be melted again and again, making a thermoplastic product the raw material for the future. This puts an end to the waste problem on this planet. In the long term, this makes a huge contribution to a circular economy.
In the short term, the benefits are also undeniable. For example, a thermoplastic product that has been damaged is easier to repair than a thermoset product. Thermoset breaks and needs to be replaced as a whole, but thermoplastic can be repaired by remelting it. Another advantage for your company in the short term, is that the waste that is created can be reused. Because you can remelt the material, it does not have to end up in the waste dump, but you can make more products from it.
Due to the rapid development of thermoplastic material and the many studies, recycling is possible on an ever-increasing scale and the material is becoming more widely applicable. One of the best known examples in this field is PET bottles. But in the future it is not inconceivable that we will only print bridges with thermoplastic material, and remelt them again after 50 years into furniture, for example, when the bridge has to be replaced by a somewhat more modern model.