Recycling & Scrap Reclamation

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Published: 10/22/2020

Nova Chemicals Becomes Lead Corporate Sponsor for the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Initiative
The Nova Chemicals sponsorship will help bring two more marinas into the GLPC Initiative, bringing the total number of marinas participating to date to 13.

Published: 10/20/2020

Merging Sustainability and Innovation at Sealed Air
Ron Cotterman, vice president of innovation and sustainability at Sealed Air, talks about the company’s recent investment in Plastic Energy, an advanced recycling company.

Published: 10/19/2020

Innovative Recycler Sets Sights on PET Thermoforms
Green Impact Plastics becomes first to focus on thermoforms in tray-to-tray recycling venture.

Published: 10/14/2020

How to Ensure Reliable Feeder Performance When Handling PCR
Processors are being challenged to incorporate more recycled material into their products. Yet there are both economical and technical obstacles to achieving this objective—feeding among them. The design of your feeding equipmen...

Published: 9/11/2020

Running PCR? Optimize Performance & Processability with Stabilizers
Proper stabilization of PCR is vital to enable production of molded and extruded parts to meet brand-owner requirements.

Published: 9/3/2020

Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'
Beginning Oct. 8, we will be bringing exclusive, live, online technical content on a wide range of processing topics that you can access for free.

Published: 8/31/2020

Extrusion: Evaluating Screw Design for Multi-Material Recycling
Since many plastic products are made of a combination of materials with very different melting points, careful consideration must be given to designing screws when it comes time to recycle these products.

Published: 8/28/2020

How and Where Twin-Screw Extruders Fit in Recycling
When utilized in a thoughtful way, the corotating intermeshing twin-screw extruder can transform recycled materials into value-added products and parts. Here’s what you need to know, and some real-world examples of the technology deployed...

Published: 8/20/2020

Dow Launches New Project to Reduce Plastic Waste in Nigeria
Adwoa Coleman, Dow’s Africa sustainability and advocacy manager for packaging and specialty plastics, talks about the importance of this recycling project. 

Published: 8/13/2020

Back to the (Re)Grind
Some amount of scrap—generated in startup, shutdown or defective parts—is inevitable. How can you reclaim regrind into new profitable parts?