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NPE 2012: The Big Picture--Themes for Growth at the Big Show
In the March issue of Plastics Technology we will report on new technology to be unveiled at the giant show, which for the first time will be held at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., April 1-5, 2012.
Article Published: 12/28/2011
Prices Have Dropped
2011 was a difficult year for recycled plastics, mostly because of the unpredictability of the Chinese market, which soaks up a lot of U.S. material, mainly on the West Coast. “We are so tied to China,” says one broker. “If people ...
Article Published: 12/27/2011
Self-Cleaning Screen Changer Helps Recycle Dirty Scrap
Two different recyclers have discovered a way to process highly contaminated scrap without substantial losses in economy and productivity.
Article Published: 12/27/2011
RPET Prices on the Rise
After what looked like a little softening in the RPET market in mid-summer, prices have climbed back up where they are expected to stay at least through October.
Article Published: 9/30/2011
Lower Prices Expected
Some of softness is the result of pressure from sagging virgin prices. The economic outlook is a factor too.
Article Published: 6/27/2011
FDA Gives OK to Novel RPET Extrusion System
German equipment supplier Gneuss (U.S. office in Matthews, N.C.) last month received an unrestricted non-objection letter from the U.S.
Article Published: 4/25/2011
Recycled Resin Prices Still Rising in First Quarter
2010 was recovery year for many reprocessors.
Article Published: 1/10/2011
Lots of Action in Plastics Recycling
Several projects in recent months will increase capacity for recycled plastics.
Article Published: 12/30/2010
Recycled Resin Pricing: Finally...Some Price Relief
Recycled plastics prices were up in the second quarter, but are now starting to come back down.
Article Published: 7/1/2010
Recycled Resin Prices Poised to Move Up
Both recyclers and processors are expecting higher prices for recycled resins this year.
Article Published: 6/7/2010

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