Plastic use status

The domestic production of plastic material in 2016 was 10.753 million tons, with thermoplastic resins accounting for approx. 90%.

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- What is the future outlook of plastic?

The demand of plastic is expected to greatly increase in the future.

Recycling of plastics is performed while environmental issues are tackled.
In terms of recycling, thermosetting resins are difficult to recycle because they do not melt even when heated again. On the other hand, thermoplastic resins can be recycled once they are heated again.
Disposed PET bottles, for example, are thermosetting plastic and therefore are reused as fabric after collecting, crushing, and melting them.

Nowadays, biodegradable resins that are environmentally friendly are being developed.

Plastic bonding method
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