PT ZONE: Recycled Materials

RPET Pricing Up in the East, Down in the West
The problem is soft demand in the West and reduced supplies in the East. More (+)
APPLICATION: First North American Recycle-Content PS Foam Food Tray Makes Debut
Containing 25% recycled PS, new Evoc packaging is being used in most of the line of fresh products from poultry cooperative Exceldor. More (+)

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Octal to Start PET Sheet Extrusion in Ohio

APET sheet to be made exclusively from sheet flake.

Up to 10% Compostable Plastic in PE Recycle Streams is Okay!

European Bioplastics meta-study shows that a small fraction of compostable plastic 'sneaking in' on PE recycle streams has no adverse effect on mechanical properties of recycled material.

From whence it came—group promotes plastics-to-oil tech

Can plastics-to-oil technology supply an answer to plastics lingering end-of-life issues?

Recycled Resin Market Expected to Be Strong in 2014

RPET prices are expected to rise this year. Recyclers expect a strong year for R-HDPE, too.

SPI and ACC partner on rigid plastics packaging, thermoforming

Can polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoforms enjoy the same recycling rates as their bottle brethren? Increasing thermoformed packaging reclaim, and that of other rigid plastics, will likely just be one goal of a new collaboration between SPI and ACC.

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Recycled Materials


These are materials formulated with some percentage of either post-industrial or post-consumer scrap. The most common recycled material is PET.

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