How Many Different Plastic Types Are There?
Storm Recycling Ltd are experts in the field of plastic recycling offer recycling services for the many different plastic types that exist.
Many plastic packaging products are today marked with plastics packaging recycling symbols. However this system only covers the 6 major polymer groups used in plastic packaging and which are widely recycled. A great many other plastic types are simply marked as “Others”.
Below is a more detailed list of some of the other thermoplastics and thermoplastic rubbers which can and are recycled by Storm Recycling Ltd.
We will be happy to help you identify any plastic waste that you may have for disposal / recycling and to provide you with a no obligation quotation for buying or recycling those plastics.
Different Plastic Types
And Their Abbreviations
|ABS||Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene|
|ASA||Acrylate Styrene Acrylonitrile|
|EVA||Ethylene Vinyl Acetate|
|EVOH||Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol|
|HDPE (PE-HD)||High Density Polyethylene|
|HIPS||High Impact Polystyrene|
|LDPE (PE-LD)||Low Density Polyethylene|
|LLDPE (PE-LLD)||Linear Low Density Polyethylene|
|MDPE (PE-MD)||Medium Density Polyethylene|
|PA6||Polyamide (Nylon) Type 6|
|PA11||Polyamide (Nylon) Type 11|
|PA12||Polyamide (Nylon) Type 12|
|PA66||Polyamide (Nylon) Type 66|
|PEEK||Polyether Ether Ketone|
|PMMA||Polymethyl Methacrylate (Acrylic)|
|PVC-C||Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride|
|PVC-P||Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride|
|PVC-U (uPVC)||Unplasticised Polyvinly Chloride|
|SAN||Stryrene Acrylonitrile Copolymer|
Storm Recycling buy and sell all different types of plastics and can facilitate the recycling of those plastics through our network of plastic recycling partners.
To find out more about different plastic types and how they are used you might like to check out the website of the British Plastics Federation.