POST-INDUSTRIAL RECYCLING

Recycling: Expanding 'Circularity' through Advanced Recycling Technologies

Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.

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Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 

Beside-the-Press Granulators Target Closed-Loop Recycling of Sprues, Runners

Wittmann Battenfeld’s G-Max replaces a gear box and a gear motor with a self-pre-tensioning belt for quieter operation and less maintenance.
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Innovative Recycler Sets Sights on PET Thermoforms

Green Impact Plastics becomes first to focus on thermoforms in tray-to-tray recycling venture.
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Extrusion: Go from Fluff to Blown Film With Twin-Screw System

System bypasses pelletizing step and can reprocess barrier films.

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Recycling: Expanding 'Circularity' through Advanced Recycling Technologies

Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.

RECYCLING: The Importance of Quality-Assurance Testing for Recycled Materials

Consider investing in these tools to ensure your material makes the grade.

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 for both post-industrial and post-consumer recycling.
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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. 
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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?
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Graham Packaging Highlights Progress With Plastics Recycling

In 2019, 375 million containers were diverted from landfills by the Graham Recycling Operation. 

Project STOP Announces New Advancements to Combat Plastic Pollution

Launched in 2017 by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, Project STOP works with cities to create effective waste management systems that eliminate plastics leakage into the ocean and create circular systems in Southeast Asia. 

Nestlé Waters Doubles rPET Use

The company adds three more brands to its 100% recycled plastic portfolio.

Agilyx Launches New Feedstock Management Company

Agilyx also announced changes to its executive team and board of directors in preparation for a public financing listing expected by year end in the Nordic region.  

New Partnership Seeks to Improve Polypropylene Recycling

This industry-wide collaborative will address key opportunities in recycling polypropylene.

Eastman Introduces Tritan Renew with Up to 50% Recycled Content

Courtland Jenkins, Commercial Director, Eastman Specialty Plastics, talks about the significance of launching Tritan with the high recycled content. 
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Carbios Begins Construction on Demo Plant for PET Recycling

The demonstration plant will validate the economic and technical performance of Carbios’ process and the first phase of the system operations is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2021.

Ineos Details Final Results of Polystyrene Recycling Project

Depolymerization helps to eliminate post-consumer waste and recover valuable resources.

Tomra Launches New Autosort Technologies

Carlos Manchado Atienza, Tomra regional director for the Americas, discusses the significance of these new product launches for the company and the recycling industry.