PT ZONE: Recycled Materials

PT Article Innovative Materials Open Up New Markets for Injection Molding
Light-emitting diodes, bipolar car battery plates, medical components—new opportunities in these applications and more are coming to injection molding thanks to advances in materials. More (+)
PT Article Recycled Resin Prices Likely To Follow Same Pattern as 2015
Lower virgin resin prices held recycled prices down last year. This year is not expected to be much different. More (+)

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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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