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Recycling & Scrap Reclaim at NPE 2003
Most of the news to be found at NPE in post-consumer recycling comes from Europe and concerns direct recycling of PET flake into sheet without repelletizing.
Article Published: 6/7/2010
Twin-Screw Demo System for Sheet Extrusion from Undried PET
Leistritz has installed ZSE-27 and ZSE-50 Maxx twin-screw extrusion systems in its Somerville, N.J., process laboratory to demonstrate the energy savings possible by reprocessing undried PET in-line with direct sheet extrusion.
Article Published: 4/23/2010
Sustainability Drives Innovation at Leading RPET Processors
Two Southern California processors have boldly gone where no one has ever gone before.
Article Published: 1/1/2010
A Recycling 'First' for Food Containers
The Bottle Box is a new clamshell food container made of 100% post-consumer PET beverage bottles.
Article Published: 11/25/2009
Largest PET Recycling Plant Coming in 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE PET resin and fiber producer DAK Americas, LLC, Charlotte, N.C., and leading carpet producer Shaw Industries Group, Inc., Dalton, Ga., have created a new joint venture to recycle PET from post-consumer bottles.
Article Published: 5/29/2009
NPE 2009 News Flash
Injection MoldingHybrid Press Has Electric ClampNew injection presses that combine servo-electric and hydraulic movements to achieve high performance with energy efficiency will be discussed by Arburg Inc., Newington, Conn.
Article Published: 5/1/2009
New Processes for Food-Grade Recycled HDPE
Recycling HDPE homopolymer from milk and water bottles back into food-grade bottles is a new achievement that was featured at the Plastics Recycling Conference, sponsored by Resource Recycling magazine, and at the SPE Global Plastics Environmental C...
Article Published: 3/1/2009
A Vinyl Record Business Grows in Brooklyn
In 2001, when Thomas Bernich started Brooklynphono, a private-label LP record pressing company in Brooklyn, N.Y., he bought used equipment from record companies that were going out of business, even despite strong sales growth.
Article Published: 3/1/2009
Wellman to Sell Its Engineering Resins
Wellman, Inc., Fort Mill, S.C., has signed a letter of intent to sell its Engineering Resins Div. and its entire Johnsonville, S.C., manufacturing facility to an investor group of three private-equity firms.
Article Published: 10/24/2008
Textile Recycler Saved by Carpets
This is a tale of globalization with a happy ending.
Article Published: 6/1/2008

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