RECYCLED MATERIALS

Recycled Materials

Additives: NIR-Detectable Black Masterbatch Technology Make Dark Colors More Recyclable

Clariant ColorWorks develops dark colorants without carbon black for PET, HDPE and PP. 
#pet #polyolefins

Construction

PolyOne to Boost Production of Recycled Nylon and Biobased TPEs in Europe

Capacity of both PolyOne’s Nymax post-industrial recycled nylons and ReSound OM biobased TPEs will be increased in Europe.

Injection Molding

Recycled Resin Gains Molder a Green Niche

Injection molder AGS Technology uses compounding know-how to turn old scrap into new auto parts that satisfy performance and sustainability goals.
#sustainability

Compounding

Best Practices in Processing with Recycled Material

Inside: What brand owners are planning, and how processors ahead of the curve have already responded.
#bestpractices #editorial

Commodity Resins

Additives: Dual-Action Additive Concentrate for PET & rPET

Ampacet’s Silky Bliss additive masterbatch line provides recyclability and an elegant silky look to rigid PET & rPET.
#pet

Recycled Materials

Blazing the Trail In Processing PCR for Corrugated Pipe

Just a decade ago, roughly 10% of HDPE corrugated pipes made by Advanced Drainage Systems used recycled material. That number is 65% now, and growing. Here’s how this processor became a pioneer in this field.
#technologyinaction

Recycled Materials

How Graham Packaging Counters PCR Supply/Demand Squeeze

Customers want more PCR—including food grade—than recyclers can supply. Solutions involve efforts to educate customers, employees, and the community at large. New technologies also offer hope.
#technologyinaction

Recycled Materials

How Two Compounders Step Up to Meet Rising Demand for Recycle Content

Two compounders that specialize in engineering thermoplastics for technical applications discuss what they are doing to meet demands for PCR compounds.
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Recycled Materials

Lindal Converts Aerosol Manufacturing Equipment to Make Sustainable and Needed Face Shields in Fight Against Coronavirus

Lindal Group’s R&D team in France took less than a week to modify selected assembly lines and start production of 1000 face shields per day.
#polyolefins #pvc

Post-Consumer Recycling

Thermoformed Detergent Tub Now Contains 50% Recycled PP

Tub sits inside a recycled cardboard wrapper that permits a 40% reduction in the overall weight of plastic.