PT ZONE: Recycled Materials

PT Article 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. More (+)
Polyolefin Prices Drop; Ditto for PET
PE, PP, PET prices head down, PS and PVC flat for now. More (+)


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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.

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.

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