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The Plastic Museum in Madrid and the importance of raising awareness about recycling

On May 17th, on the occasion of the international recycling day, the Plastic Museum. This ephemeral museum, built entirely with this material, was created to highlight the multiple properties of plastic, which has to deal with the prejudices of users, but which is vital in our days. All the material in the museum, including the walls, have been made with recycled plastic, which will be used again. And from Polimer Tecnic we want to highlight the building structures made with recycled methacrylate. The material will be used to make objects that will go on sale with the slogan: "I used to be a museum."

Plastic as a solution

Raise awareness that the problem is not the material, but the misuse of it. This has been the main objective of the Museum of Plastic. For this reason and thus providing the best example of sustainability, the material that has been part of the installation will now be recycled.

In addition, it has served to invite citizen reflection on plastics, materials that they offer so much and have offered to society in terms of health, technological, social and environmental, and for which there is a recycling solution with the collaboration of all .

Only within the field of health, plastic is the basis of essential elements such as prostheses, incubators, syringes ... and if we expand the field, plastic plays an essential role in our quality of daily life, in uses such as electrical appliances, vehicles, greenhouses , building…

Likewise, the museum has wanted to raise awareness in society about how plastics contribute when they are used correctly. As well as putting the focus on the importance of the use of plastic, and its contribution to the protection of the environment through all phases: ecodesign, use, reuse and recycling.

The importance of recycled plastic

Emphasize the advances that society has achieved thanks to the innovative capacity of these materials, the changes that their use has entailed in our daily lives, and the advantages they offer in terms of safety (health, food or transport) . These have been another of the objectives of the Plastic Museum, which also served to show, in addition, what is its contribution in the fight against climate change through the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

In short, plastic on the inside and plastic on the outside to raise awareness, something that we at Polimer Tecnic take into account. Experts precisely in plastic materials, we work with different recycled materials, giving them a new use and thus contributing to sustainability. Here are some of them:

  • Recycled laundry methacrylate: a material ten times lighter than glass and with great resistance to aging, which is produced from recycled material, and which is an excellent product for outdoor use.
  • Vitrodeck recycled WPC decking: a material designed for the execution of ecological WPC pallets, made with recycled plastics from industrial and urban waste.
  • Recycled polyethylene profiles: material that is produced with the use of urban, industrial and domestic waste, generating one of the most ecological and resistant options, within the range of plastics.

As we have just seen, plastic is a tremendously versatile material that can be used for multiple functions. At Polimer Tecnic we use it, for example, in industry, construction, architecture or security, but it has many more uses. And this is something that the Plastic Museum has tried to value.

It is about emphasizing the importance of a product that has made society move towards sustainability. The resistance of plastic, together with its lightness, means that means of transport such as cars, buses, planes or boats have greatly reduced their weight, thus allowing less fuel consumption. Plastic is also the base material for renewable energy infrastructures, such as solar panels or components of wind mills, among many others.

The future of plastic in the circular economy

With the Museum of Plastic it has also wanted to defend the idea of ​​the circular economy. And the best example is the 8.400 kg of plastic that have been used to shape the enclosure. All this material will be what gives life, among others, to the merchandising of the museum. But the uses are practically endless.

The circular economy represents a more sustainable and alternative model to the traditional linear economy. A linear model follows the make-use-discard route. In contrast, in a circular economy, resources are used for as long as possible, maximum value is extracted from them while they are in use, and then they are reclaimed and regenerated to become new products and materials at the end of their useful life. Therefore, a circular economy also means a form of improve competitiveness and resource efficiency.

It is precisely the unique characteristics of plastics that allow them to play an important role on the path to a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. Some lighter, more versatile and durable plastics they can help save essential resources such as energy and water, and are key in key sectors such as packaging, building and construction, automotive and renewable energy, to name a few.

It is thus demonstrated that plastic can be used for multiple functions and that banning plastics by renouncing their advantages is not the solution. However, we must be aware that to improve the circularity of plastic, it is essential to ensure the recovery of more and more plastics, so that they do not end up in the landfill or in the environment.

The main goal of the museum has been precisely the public awareness, showing that, in the use of plastic, the bad thing is not the use of the material as many think, but the use that is given to it. As we know from Polimer Tecnic, nowadays all plastic can be recycled and citizen collaboration is essential to be able to carry it out.

All the plastic materials that Polimer Tecnic sells are recyclable and waste is recovered, as is the case with glass or metal bottles. Polimer Tecnic, aware of the environment, offers all its customers the commitment to accept all plastic waste generated from the materials supplied with the commitment to introduce them back to the production chain generating new ecologically sustainable products.

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PORCHES AND PERGOLAS POLIMER TECNIC

PORCHES AND PERGOLAS POLIMER TECNIC

With the arrival of good weather we want to adapt our porches, gardens and terraces, to be able to enjoy them to the fullest. Although awnings are usually the classic option for these spaces, at Polimer Tecnic we invite you to discover our original and durable options to fill your outdoor environments with character and design.

  • If you are looking for a model that allows the comfortable passage of water avoiding its accumulation, we present the Vitroflex Onda. With a wave or aggregate structure, it facilitates the evacuation of water for assemblies with a small inclination. In addition, its sinuous shape gives it an effect of constant movement, filtering ultraviolet rays.
  • If you want to add a touch of color to your porch or terrace, Vitroflex PMMA It has a wide chromatic range, with solar protection that prevents its deterioration under the effects of the sun's rays.
  • For colorless flat plates with high optical quality and strong impact protection Vitroflex PC UV y Vitroflex PC UV anti-abrasion are the most suitable options.
  • In the event that greater thermal insulation is required, with the optical quality taking priority Vitroflex PC cellular is the optimal option. At Polimer Tecnic we have flat plates in different thicknesses and structures in cellular polycarbonate and also panels Rodeca with easy clip-on systems, in countless colors, for an easy and comfortable installation in just a few hours.
  • If what you are looking for is a semi-covered space where you can place a natural cover with heather on a structure or grow climbing plants on it, we invite you to discover our range of products Tecnodeck. With an image very similar to wood, Tecnodeck is a 100% ecological material that does not need maintenance, with a great longevity that allows it to be exposed to external agents of humidity and sun, without presenting deterioration. In addition to profiles and pergolas there is a wide range of platforms made of technological wood.
  • If you want an ecological and economical solution, we recommend using our recycled polyethylene profiles imitation wood.

To facilitate the assembly of the flat roof plates, we have accessories and profiles, as well as their mounting material.

At Polimer Tecnic we have our own architecture department, info@nummit.com. We develop all kinds of projects for porches, terraces, pergolas and lattices, advising you on the material that best suits your needs.

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Methacrylate for facades

The plastic materials used in the world of construction and architecture allow a wide flexibility and great constructive possibilities. That is why the methacrylate for facades It allows you to achieve really attractive applications that end up marking the character of the building and that are very attractive both for residential buildings and for those buildings dedicated exclusively to commercial activities.

Methacrylate for facades and other plastics for construction applications

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How to make decorative wall panels

Surely you have come this far because you have doubts about how to make decorative panels for walls. Actually, we want to tell you about all the possibilities that our materials offer. In fact, at Polimer Tecnic we work with different types of plastics that adapt not only to functional needs, but also to decorative ones. In these cases, it is important that you tell us what are the characteristics that define your project so that we can recommend the most appropriate options for it.

How to make custom wall panels

One of the sectors that most often requires custom decorative panels is the advertising sector. Depending on what you need, as well as the technical specifications of the project, we can recommend one type of material or another. There are innumerable ways to execute a job, but the base element you choose will determine its resistance, both to the weather and to that of the new element. Also in terms of finishes, since each material is different.

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10 tips to keep in mind about the quality of aluminum composite panels

In the market there are countless issues that have to do with the different qualities of the aluminum composite panels - ACP. For that reason, the prices that can be found are also very different from each other. Since Polimer Tecnic We want to help you find the value for money that your project needs, and for that reason we are going to show you some tips with which to detect the quality of each material.

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How to clean a methacrylate screen

How to clean a methacrylate screen?

The conservation of plastic materials that are used in construction and architecture depends to a great extent on the maintenance and cleaning that is made of them. However, using the wrong products can have serious consequences that end up damaging or deteriorating the material. Here are some key tips on how to clean a methacrylate screen which will be very useful due to the increase in demand due to the coronavirus crisis.

Basic tips on how to clean a methacrylate screen

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Rigid materials for printing: four options adapted to the needs of your project

There are many solutions rigid materials for printing, and it is likely that in a given project, there are several optimal options. Having the advice of specialized and experienced technicians, who are able to show you those characteristics where they differ and that could make the difference in the specific application is essential.

Extensive catalog of rigid materials for printing by Polimer Tecnic

Polimer Tecnic is a specialized company with a long history in the market of plastic and composite materials. We have several options with which you can execute your projects with rigid materials for printing. Some of the most demanded are:

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The revolution in digital printing on PVC: cutting-edge materials

The communication needs of companies have evolved. However, the increased competition and the large amount of visual stimuli to which the user is subjected make it more necessary than ever to attract the attention of potential customers. The digital printing on PVC acquires greater relevance when it comes to becoming the ideal support for corporate identity. And the most innovative materials on the market can achieve this with superior technical characteristics.

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Difference between Methacrylate and Polycarbonate

Difference between methacrylate and polycarbonate

When working with plastic materials, it is important to know the difference between methacrylate and polycarbonate, since different plastic materials, although they have similar applications, can make a difference in a project, not only in terms of the final finish, but also by limiting or expanding the uses of the finished object. In this sense, for companies that use plastic as a basis for the development of their projects, it is also essential to know well the difference between methacrylate and polycarbonate. They look alike, but they are not the same. And the use of one or the other can affect the object you design. Let's see below some figures that will get you out of doubt. If you still have them.

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Vitroflex PC for bus screens

VITROFLEX PC Anti-abrasion with ECE R118 and R43 certificates is ideal for use in vehicles

The most advanced materials allow the development of specific solutions for the industry that are adapted to the needs of your company. At Polimer Tecnic, as a group specializing in plastic materials, we want to talk to you today about the possibilities offered by the anti-abrasion polycarbonate sheets in vehicles, both new construction and for those that are already in use. He Vitroflex PC Anti-abrasion It is a specifically recommended material that also has the specific certificates of European regulations: ECE R118 and R43.

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