PT ZONE: Recycling & Scrap Reclamation

PT Article Connecticut Joins Film Recycling Initiative
A major focus of the new partnership will be to increase voluntary participation in the recycling of plastic bags, wraps and other film packaging at supermarkets, grocery stores and other retail locations. More (+)
PP Recycling Provides New Life for Keurig K-Cups
Premium coffee maker to shift from multi-layer pods to single-layer polypropylene later this year as demand for recycled PP soars. More (+)
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Bunting Magnetics Co. Appoints New Western Territory Sales Manager

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Recycling & Scrap Reclamation

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Processors of all types try to avoid generating scrap, but when it is used it generally is re-used by putting it back into the process. Scrap generally falls within two categories: post-industrial and post-consumer. Industrial scrap includes off-spec parts, sprues and the like, and is usually reduced in size by devices such as granulators, shredders and pulverizers and re-fed into the machine. In post-consumer operations, recyclers take in bags, bottles and other end products. These are ultimately washed and pelletized and either sold by a recycler to processors or reprocessed into parts.


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