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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2010 Vol.1(1): 112-116 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2010.V1.19

Laboratory Conversion of Used Water Sachet (Polyethylene) to Superwax/ Gloss Like Material

R. U. Owolabi and M. K. Amosa

Abstract—Polythene is the most common thermoplastic with wide range of applications (Tham, 2005) and numerous articles have been published about its processes and products. Nigeria in particular enjoys the use of polymer to the extent of embracing the concept of polymer made currency, unfortunately the good management culture of the used polythene is lacking. This research work however focuses on used water sachet- a grade of polymer, its effective management   and potentials of conversion to a more useful product such as super wax. The formulation entails the combination of 10g, 15g of polythene wax to  60cm3 of K25  each and 20g, 25g of polythene wax to 100cm3 of K25 each. Four different samples which demonstrated good properties were produced. Averagely, a solidification time of 20-30 minutes was observed for each of the samples.

Index Terms—Polythene, Thermoplastic, Used water sachet, Gloss, K25



Cite: R. U. Owolabi and M. K. Amosa, "Laboratory Conversion of Used Water Sachet (Polyethylene) to Superwax/ Gloss Like Material,"  International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 112-116, 2010. 

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