Best Practices on Processing PCR: What Every Processor Needs to Know

May 06

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Variety of polyethylene packaging collected for recycling

 

Many brand owners aim to increase recycled content in packaging to an average of 25% by 2025. This demand means that processors will work with a much higher percentage of PCR for the first time, which can bring about a whole host of new challenges. This webinar will discuss these challenges of working with PCR and what are some of the key steps to overcome any issues that may arise.

Primary Topics:

  • Impact of introducing the higher PCR percentage into existing lines.
  • Detail what the higher percentage does; what needs to change.
  • Modifications to the equipment to help accommodate the PCR.
  • Expectations of PCR quality.

 

Presenters:

Curt Cozart

President, Owner; Common Sense Solutions, Inc.

Curt Cozart is president and owner of Common Sense Solutions, Inc. a consulting company specializing in plastics recycling plant design, project management, and operations and a contract provider to the APR. He has worked in the plastics recycling industry since 1991 where, as a project manager for Mobil Chemical Company, he built the first North American film recycling plant dedicated to LLDPE stretch film. Since that time, he has participated in the construction and operation of much of the North American PET, HDPE and film recycling industry. Curt holds a BS in mechanical engineering from The United States Military Academy at West Point.

Khosrow Hallaji

Multi Plant Technical Director, Envision Plastics

Khosrow Hallaji has been working in plastics recycling industry for 13 years and in plastics industry for more than 30 years. He is currently working as a Multi Plant Technical Director in Envision Plastics, a division of Altium Packaging. Prior to the current position, he was VP of Operations at CarbonLITE industries (A PET Recycler) 2014-2015. From 2007 to June 2014, he worked as VP of Operations and Project Manager in Envision Plastics (A Polyolefin Recycler). From 1999-2007, he worked at Alamance Foods, Inc., as VP of administration. He is an engineer by degree and has a MBA in business.

Heather Caliendo

Senior Editor, Plastics Technology

Heather Caliendo serves as Senior Editor for Plastics Technology magazine where she writes and edits feature stories for the recycling and 3D printing sectors. Heather has been covering the global plastics industry since 2012, with a specific focus on end-market trends and sustainability. She started her career writing about aerospace and technology at The Journal Record. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

 

Sponsored by: Republic Machine; Universal Dynamics, Inc.; Pelletron