Dunlopillo Indonesia, with headquarters in Jakarta, has introduced PlasSpring, a plastic spring that is 100% recyclable. It’s made from a nontoxic, nongaseous thermoplastic elastomer that is commonly used in food containers. The spring is extremely durable and its unique design can support five times the weight of a conventional steel coil, according to the company. Unlike metal coils, PlasSprings require no wire frame or encasement to hold them in place. Instead, the plastic springs have connectors that lock them tightly together.
June 1, 2010