PT ZONE: Recycled Materials

PT Article Welcome to the New Plastics Recycling Economy
A new report provides a clear transition strategy for the plastics industry to design better packaging, increase recycling rates and introduce new models for making better use of packaging.  More (+)
PT Article R-PET Prices Expected Remain Stable Through End of the Year
Prices could even drop a bit, with more virgin capacity coming on stream. More (+)


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Video: Job Creation Through Plastic Bottle Recycling

The fluctuating jobs numbers are always making the news but here’s one that is specific to plastics recycling.

Polyolefin Prices Drop; Ditto for PET

PE, PP, PET prices head down, PS and PVC flat for now.

K Reporter’s Notebook Materials: Manifold Printed for Plastic Engine; Material Reclaimed from Airbags; High Heat Nylon Doesn’t Need Stabilizers

Several new materials are being launched and discussed a K 2016 Solvay, including some very interesting strides in additive manufacturing.

K2016 Reporter’s Notebook: Materials News

Celanese to offer PEEK, TPE; SABIC eyes new Gulf Coast facility; Covestro displays automotive, electronics innovations; and Baerlocher launches heat stabilizer for recycled resins.

Collaboration on Recycling Chewing Gum into TPEs

Teknor Apex teamed up with U.K.’s Gumdrop to divert gum waste from landfills and into TPEs.

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