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Old 01-12-2010, 07:51 AM
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Champ/Z are urethanes, not nylon. Good luck getting the manufacturers to tell you their recipes. I imagine they are closely guarded secrets.
While you're at it, ask Pepsi for their recipe.

I think your safest bet is to contact the material supplier where you will get your pellets. Tell them your design needs and limitations and they will help you choose a polymer.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:43 AM
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use regrind......as in get a bunch of discs of the plastic you want and use that.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:50 AM
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use regrind......as in get a bunch of discs of the plastic you want and use that.
AKA Make Echo Star Plastic!

Maybe get some defective discs and use those as a base material and keep adding stuff in until you get something you like?

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im not sure that this information is exactly what you are looking for, but Berry Plastics (berryplastics.com) is a company that produces pellets and raw polymers for many injection mold industries. I don't believe that they supply to the Disc Golf industry so they may be able to give you some information that won't disrupt any competetive advantages in plastics that one manufacturer may have over the other.
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use regrind......as in get a bunch of discs of the plastic you want and use that.
THis will work as long as the materials are typical thermoplastics: polypropylene, polyethelene, etc.

Some of the higher grade plastics (Champion/Z) use thermosets: polyurethane, once it cures, it can't be remelted.

But DX plastic should work, I think it polyethylene based.

Edit: wait a tick, the Echo Star series is recycled, Star may work after all.

If you search around enough, you can get some basic info.

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I have an idea, make discs with polyvinyl chloride, the polymer (plastic) of drain pipe, and blend other thermoset polymers for desired flexibility, and most important, add some plasticizers with nitro functional groups to the blend. You'd get a super tough disc with elasticity dependent on blend of thermosetting polymer and plasticizer, that would explode upon contact.

The answer to "Why are trees" might have new dimension.
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I would think to contact a plastics company and send in both a Champion and Z plastic disc. Easy to find a lower cost F2 or Mistake stamp of a mold nobody likes say a Grove in Champion or from Discraft a Z Nuke OS as that mold in that plastic and speed is hardly used and send in the discs to get a plastic in pellets close to the disc that most of the public would want. I say new and mistake so you don't have a disc where the plastic is all gummy due to use or age of sitting and mistake to save money. The mold that few like or use is so that the person does not feel bad for getting a disc the company that is the least popular for average person and a F2 or mistamp is the way to go, as then even less people buy the mold.
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AKA Make Echo Star Plastic!

Maybe get some defective discs and use those as a base material and keep adding stuff in until you get something you like?

\/\/

If you can't find actual Echo Star, then try to find some mold in driver Pro that that is as stiff as the plastic has come, then send that in. From what I have felt this Stiff Pro is fairly close to Echo Star.
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