Spinning is a lot of fun, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to making tubes of your own.
If you’re looking for a different twist on tubes, the Spinless Plastic Tube Company is offering a range of unique spinning tubes that are designed to be disposable, recyclable and reusable.
The company, based in Dublin, makes an assortment of spiral tubes and other reusable tubes from its Spinable Spindrift collection, including one with a spiral-shaped plastic base that you can reuse, and a tube with a round spindle that you’ll be able to recycle.
There’s also a line of reusable spinning tubes, which are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or PVC, which can be easily recycled.
“I don’t like to use polystyrene and other plastic when I make my tubes, so I’ve been looking for something that’s a little more recyclizable and durable,” said founder and founder of the company, Michael McGowan.
“We’ve tried out a range that are recyclible, but we’re also looking at materials that are water resistant, which we use to make our products.
I think the biggest challenge is that we have to take our time with the materials, because we have so many different materials that we’re looking at.”
One of the first products to come out of the project was a spiral tube that comes with a little bit of a surprise: it’s made from PVC, but it’s also made from a material called polyethylenimine (PETN).
It’s one of the materials that has been linked to a number of health issues, including asthma, heart disease and obesity.
McGowan and his co-founder, Michael Moore, were looking for an alternative to the PVC filament that is used to make most of the tube, and they started looking at the possibility of using PETN instead.
“In the UK, we don’t have any PETN,” McGowan explained.
“They have to use PVC, and it’s extremely toxic.
In the US, they have a much cleaner alternative, which is PETN.”
The result is a tube that is recyclably made from PETN, but also recyclibly made from polyethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (PEA).
“The main thing is that they have to be made of PETN and we’re going to be able produce them without using that,” McGowen said.
“And we can do it without damaging the environment.
We can also make a very durable product that is reusable, so we’re not putting plastic in the environment.”
The company’s plastic tubes have been made from plastics including PETN (top), PVC and PEA (bottom).
Mcgowan said that there were a few other benefits to the recycled material.
“One of them is that it doesn’t take up any of the space in the tube itself, which allows us to have a very low carbon footprint,” he said.
Another thing that made the company’s recycled plastic tube project more sustainable was that it wasn’t being used to manufacture a range and that the tubes were being sold directly to consumers.
“It’s really good for the environment,” McGoogan said.
“It does not impact the environment in any way.
We use recycled PETN as a substitute for PVC in the product.”
McGrean said that while the company has only made one product from its recycled plastic product, the company will be expanding the range to more products in the future.
The plastic tubes in the collection range range from the most basic, such as a small tube that’s made out of PVC, to the more complex, such that they can be reused.
While there’s not a huge amount of information on the company about the recycled plastic tubes, it seems that the company is not just using PETNs as a replacement for PVC.
“There’s a few plastics that we use that are PETN in a very specific way,” McGown said.
In the end, it’s the tubes that make the tubes, and the tubes have become a valuable part of the Irish landscape as recycling has become more popular.
Posted by Alaina in Ireland