https://www.plasticsmakeitpossible.com/ ... o-popular/
Seems perfect to make a battery box out of. Milk crates are made out of HDPE, so I figure I go on the hunt for some and give it a whirl.Why so popular? Here’s why:
It’s lightweight yet super-strong. That’s why an HDPE milk jug that weighs 2 ounces can carry a gallon of milk. And why many carmakers use HDPE fuel tanks—lighter weight car parts can help increase fuel efficiency.
It’s impact resistant. Drop the toy truck down the stairs and it bounces.
It’s long lasting and weather resistant, so that plastic lumber deck in the backyard can entertain generations of families.
It resists mold, mildew, rotting, and insects, so it’s great for underground pipes used to deliver water.
And it’s easily molded into nearly any shape, providing one of the primary benefits of most plastics: malleability.
No oven to help melt it, but careful use of blowtorch and some steel plate may work. I also have a thrift store clothing iron that may help.
Of course anytime I go a searching for what others have done, it all comes back as using the bins for storage shelves, tables and what not. When I find something on "Melting" its someone burning the milk crate.
The milk jug videos shows them cutting the jugs up into flakes, onto a tray, into a toaster oven or regular oven until the right consistency