hi,i would like to know if there is a risk in melting
plastic material( in order to make models from the plastic ), by heating
it in a pot, not by burning it (such as - dangerous gas ). also, it would
be great if you can give me another way for shaping plastic materials.
Yes, there is a possible hazard. Heating some plastics will
cause them to degas residual solvent, and heating others will
cause them to decompose or degrade into what could be toxic
or hazardous gases.
I'm afraid that I can't advise you on other methods to try. You
need to use the method that is recommended by the manufacturer
of the plastic you are working with. It should be easy to
get these recommendations from the manufacturer, as well as
the MSDS (materials safety data sheet) on the plastic.
They are required to give you an MSDS on request by federal law.
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