PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

PT Article Petoskey Plastics Assists With Flint Water-Bottle Recycling Efforts
Petoskey has donated recycling bags to help recover used water bottles. More (+)
Erema to Launch Recycling 4.0 at K 2016
The recycling machine manufacturer will also recycle plastic waste on site at the K show. More (+)


APR: Plastic Cans With Metal Lids Contaminate Recycling

Recycling association says new container design can lead to significant issues in the plastics recycling stream.

IBM Researchers Discover a New Way to Recycle PC

IBM says it has discovered a new process to turn old smartphones into medical-grade plastic.

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.

Bunting Magnetics Co. Appoints New Western Territory Sales Manager

Wendy Doll brings Bunting Magnetics 15 years of experience in manufacturing sales and support and familiarity with Western U.S.

Startup Turns Recycled Plastic into 3D Printing Filament

Plenty of companies are taking advantage 3D printing’s disruptive nature in the manufacturing space, but I came across an Amsterdam-based startup that is taking the disruptive concept even further.

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Scrap Reclaim


Processors of all types try to avoid generating scrap, but when it is made it generally is re-used by putting it back into the process. Production (or post-industrial) scrap includes off-spec parts, sprues, edge trim from film and sheet, and the like. It is usually reduced in size by devices such as granulators, shredders and pulverizers, and re-fed into the processing machine.

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