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Conference Report: Bioplastics Are Breaking Out of Their 'Green' Niche
The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival.
Article Published: 3/27/2012
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: More Output, More Flexibility, Less Energy
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
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
Dow Explores Burning Plastics Waste for Energy
This spring, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., conducted pilot tests that validated and documented the potential for energy recovery from incinerating plastics wastes.
Article Published: 8/23/2011
First 100% RPET Soft-Drink Bottle in North America
Last month, PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Mississauga, Ont., unveiled what’s said to be North America’s first soft-drink bottle made from 100% recycled PET.
Article Published: 7/27/2011
Rotary Batch Mixers Help Boost In-House Recycling
While sustainability is a relatively new term in plastics, rotary batch mixing is an old warhorse in many processing operations.
Article Published: 5/31/2011
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
Extrusion Vet Guthrie Supplies Recycling Equipment
Long-time extrusion industry executive Sandy Guthrie has started his own recycling equipment company.
Article Published: 4/25/2011
Recycled PET Pricing Is Unsettled
WEB EXCLUSIVE: On the East Coast, RPET prices continue to climb, although somewhat slower than they have been.
Article Published: 4/4/2011

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