Thursday, February 8, 2018

Plastic Fabrication Project 4

Over the course of the last few days I have been cleaning out the mad scientist lab in anticipation to convert it to a plastic factory.

So far things are much cleaner, but quite disorganized.  I really need to set up a tool room to hold everything and keep the dust out of the tools.  I have a small back yard that I am looking at putting up a American style wood shed, except that instead of plywood siding, I use cement board.  (tropical climate) 

I will also have to use at least a gallon or two of the permethrin infused antifungal-antibug liquid, and put a lot of Sevin powder in the walls, between the studs etc. 

The lab is already wired up with heavy wiring and on its own fuse panel separate from the house.  We tapped into the line just after the meter, so the power is split between the house and the lab without having to go thru the house panel first.

Locally I am pretty much limited to 60 amps power.  60 amps at 220v.  So this is equivalent to 120 amps at 110v in the US. 

I still am scrounging up cash for this project however.

I had someone commit $4500US to develop my PET bottle to polyester fiber machine project and they would receive a working unit+engineering drawings.  The output will not be too high, somewhere around 10 to 20 pounds a hour of fiber.  However that is just one machine and a small one at that.  It should be scalable. 

Sadly however the person who committed the funds has changed his mind a few times, so the project is awaiting funds.

If you are interested in a soda bottle to polyester fiber machine, let me know via the contact form.

If you check the prices of polyester fiber filler like used in blankets, stuffed animals, pillows etc, you will see that it is a high margin product.

The process I have was developed by a Russian, but he only posted a short video on YouTube of his device in operation (now removed) 

It allows for the use of even dirty plastics to be made into fiber, vs usual process of using a spinnerette device that is essentially the same as a cotton candy machine.  The drawback of the spinnerette is that  dirt gets trapped in the small holes and clogs it up if the plastic is not perfectly clean.  The process I have uses something totally different.

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