The plastics represent one of the main sectors of the chemical industry, the second most important in Europe. The global production and consumption of plastic have significantly increased in the last years, producing 300 million tons per year. Europe consumes about 25% of the total and Spain is the fourth country with greater demand.



The production of thermoplastic supposes practically 80% of the total of the plastics that we consume nowadays and, unfortunately, the great technological development that allows its production has never been accompanied by a good recycling policy. The plastic that we use is the low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is a thermoplastic that needs a temperature of 85ºC to be moulded. It is a semi-crystalline plastic characterized by withstanding high mechanical stresses. It is classified in the group Commodities; this means that it is a plastic used in many different day-to- day products due to its low cost and it is suitable for mass consumption. Therefore, it is the plastic that generates more waste.

Fos Project started in a moment of experimental ecstasy, when we tried putting a plastic bag in the oven. When we took it out, we understood that it was the beginning of long haul experimentation. The plastic melts with heat and when it goes back to room temperature it solidifies and it becomes rigid. Fos Project has been developing over several months until finding a technique that allows us to mould the plastic as we please and thus bring it back to a useful life. The pieces that appear from this project are completely made of plastic; there isn’t any kind of internal structure.

This is a poject with a constant evolution, as its possibilities are quite extensive; its production gives unity to the project, so it is an investigation exercise and an exciting experimentation.