PT ZONE: Recycled Materials

RECYCLING: Compatibilizers Create New Recycle Feedstream Value
Generally confined to prime material applications, these additives are helping recyclers improve yields of mixed-material bales. More (+)
PT Article First Ocean-Cleaning System Set to Deploy in 2016
The Ocean Cleanup's unique ocean cleaning-system will be the longest floating structure ever deployed in the ocean. More (+)

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Slideshow 2015 Milan Plast

Milan Plast Was Good With Plans To Be Even Better

Big international turnout at the triennial international fair for the plastics and rubber industry, Milan Plast: check out the Plastics Technology slideshow.

Lehigh Technologies Gets 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award

Ten-year old Lehigh gets award for its engineered micronized rubber powders derived from old tires.

R-PET Prices Remain Low as Virgin Prices Start to Climb

R-PET pricing is still soft, but perhaps not for long.

'Sustainable,Renewable' Materials Get Plenty of Attention At NPE2015

  Suppliers of biopolymers, such as MHG, and others who have bio-based raw material content and recycling content in their product offerings, such as DAK Americas, Charlotte, N.C., were among the several material suppliers at NPE2015 who saw plenty of action.               MHG (Meridian Holdings Group) reported an “astounding level of positive response” at the big show, where it showcased its new generation of patented biopolymers based on PHA, as well as services such as R&D and toll manufacturing for bio-based materials the company now offers to business partners.

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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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