The Edavilangu grama panchayat is already implementing Joy’s ideas and has supplied bags to houses to collect plastic waste. P.B. Kochu Moideen, Edavilangu panchayat president, says, “Joy has come out with the technology of making floor tiles from plastic waste.
“Using the technology we have started a unit here. We collect the plastic waste from houses.”
Joy’s plastic mix can be used for tarring roads and it lasts five years, he says. Joy is also good with size-reduction technology and waste water recycling.
So, the next time when you throw away your plastic waste or dump it somewhere, which, in turn, can lead to many a health hazard, think for a minute. It can be put to better use. What about making floor tiles with it?
Method of making composite tiles containing waste plastic
The present invention concerns a manufacturing process and a related product constituted of a tile in plastic material. The process comprises the following operative stages: crushing a thermoplastic material of recovery, injecting quality plastic material into a mold with a primary punch and a matrix associated to enable the formation of the first layer of the tile between them, rotating the mold to reverse the reciprocal position of the matrix and the primary punch, replacing the primary punch with a secondary punch to mark out, in its association with the matrix, between the first layer, supported by the matrix and the secondary punch, a cavity to contain the thermoplastic material of recovery, injecting the thermoplastic material of recovery into the cavity with the formation of a second layer of a plastic material arranged inside the tile.