Fraunhofer Representative Office Beijing
Dishwasher components made from recycled plastic
Dishwasher case bottom.
© Fraunhofer LBF/Ursula Raapke
Detergent bottles are frequently manufactured using recycled plastic; however, as far as higher value-added applications are concerned, these recyclates have yet to be deployed on a large scale. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, working together with partner companies, have demonstrated that recycled plastic performs similarly to virgin plastic – not only that, it is also a suitable material for dishwasher case bottoms.