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Published: 12/17/2016

R-PET Prices Expected Remain Stable Through End of the Year
Prices could even drop a bit, with more virgin capacity coming on stream.

Published: 11/23/2016

Polyolefin Prices Drop; Ditto for PET
PE, PP, PET prices head down, PS and PVC flat for now.

Published: 9/14/2016

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.

Published: 8/24/2016

IBM Research Yields New Way to Recycle PC E-Waste
Chemical reaction produces a new and better plastic from old CDs, LED screens, smartphones, etc.

Published: 8/19/2016

Recycled Resin Market Still Volatile
At midyear, recycled resin prices presented a mixed picture, though industry sources see a period of soft prices ahead.

Published: 4/19/2016

Recycled PET Prices Stable or Soft— Depending on Geography
More stable on the East Coast, sharply lower on the West in the first quarter.

Published: 3/23/2016

Ahead of the Curve in Recycling
A pioneer in recycling milk bottles built a thriving business in plastic lumber, but blow molding with PCR has proved a longer, harder road to success.

Published: 1/13/2016

Recycled Resin Prices Likely To Follow Same Pattern as 2015
Lower virgin resin prices held recycled prices down last year. This year is not expected to be much different.

Published: 11/23/2015

Additives: Multi-Purpose Modifiers Pump Up Properties of Virgin & Recycled Plastics
A new slate of compatibilizers, chain extenders, and process aids improve properties and processability of resin alloys and mixed post-consumer recycle.

Published: 10/2/2015

RPET Prices Continue Downward Slide
Prices are down and will stay that way for the rest of the year.