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Many of the topics discussed are about melting plastics to create new forms.
I would like to open a discussing on the topic of plastics and very low temperatures!
The freezing temperatures can have impact on the original properties of plastics. They might become more brittle to shred easily or more stiff preventing plastic beams or tubes from bending etc.
As you might wonder, there must be many and many pieces of plastic stuck in Antarctica for example!! I started this because of people using plasticobjects in very cold places telling me they rip or break easily.
I did an experiment with seven types of plastics see picture.
In the experiment I compressed the plastics in blocks like Dave did in the results of heating plastic blocks in the Melting scheme.
I did this to make sure the material was solid and not easy to break in the first place. All the samples where frozen on minus 22 degrees in water bloks to make sure they where all the same temperature on all places.
My result is that I could not break any of the plastic blocks. So for me I did not find any extraordinary reactions! (Yet!)
Due to time I will not be able to continue experimenting. There fore I am very interested if others have experiences or done research on this topic!
Let me and us know ! #plasticfantastik