PT ZONE: Recycled Materials

PT Article 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. More (+)
PT Article 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. More (+)

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New Pilot Program Aims to Jump Start Automotive PP, TPO Recycling

The goal of the ELV Recycling Demonstration Project is to develop collection and recovery methods for PP and TPO that are technically and economically feasible.

Army Veteran, Unifi Producing American Flags from Recycled Water Bottles

The veteran’s company creates flags using Repreve recycled fiber made from 10 recycled water bottles.

City in Iraq Opens its First Recycling, Production Plant

Iraq, with a population of 34.3 million, is estimated to produce 31,000 tons of solid waste every day while the capacity to collect this waste is 4,000 tons per day.

Albis Plastic and Barnet Launch Recycling Joint Venture

The new Albis Barnet Polymers company will recycle, repelletize, and market post-industrial raw material, and use them to compound Albis' componds.

The Verdict Is In: Brand Owners Want Recycled PP

The Association of Postconsumer Recyclers surveyed 21 consumer brand companies regarding the potential for PCR PP.

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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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