RECYCLED MATERIALS

Eastman Partners with Compounder Gruppo Maip to Formulate Biobased and Molecular Recycled Content Plastics for Automotive Interiors

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester and Treva Renew engineering bioplastic to play key role in new Eastman-Gruppo Maip partnership.
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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

SABIC Expands Post-Consumer Recycled Engineering Resins for Consumer Electronics and E&E

Responding to major brands, SABIC is expanding its Cycoloy PC/ABS and Lexan PC with high levels of post-consumer recycled content.

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.

Topas COC Earns Certification as Recyclable Material in Europe

  Topas Advanced Polymers’ COC now certified as a recyclable polyolefin in Europe, and North America is next.  

Dow Launches its First Recycled Resin for Shrink Film Applications

The recycled plastic resin is designed specifically for retail and logistic shrink film applications.
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It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
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S-BOPP Film Maker Opts to Use SABIC's Renewable PP

Irplast’s new NOPP (Natural BOPP) films are made with SABIC’s certified renewable PP derived from biobased feedstock.

BASF's Sicopal Black Gets Expanded FDA Clearance for Recycling

The FDA sanctioned carbon black alternative pigment from BASF’ Colors & Effects is one of the first recyclable black pigments for food contact applications.

Novel PET Water Bottle Pushes ‘Eco-Friendly’ Boundaries

Sidel’s AYA offers super-light weight, 100% rPET content, and reduction of secondary and tertiary packaging materials.

Ascend Acquires Italy's Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.

PolyQuest to Expand rPET Production and Evaluating Polyolefins PCR Business

At least one additional FDA rPET production line is planned by PolyQuest at its Darlington facility.
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Additives: Unusual Organic-Based Light Blocking Additive for PET Dairy Packaging

Avient’s latest Color Matrix Lactra light blocking additive concentrate meets TiO2 restrictions.
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Lighter Weight & PCR Content in Multi-Trip PET Bottles

Refillable PET bottles are a significant factor in Mexico and parts of Latin America, as well as in Germany. This development combines 15% lightweighting with 35% recycle content.
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Additives: Additive Masterbatch Boosts rPET Performance

Aquadye Fibers’ new Nylester masterbatch for compounders brings rPET performance to nylon 6 equivalent.

Albis Plastics Separated Distribution and Compounding Businesses

Albis’ compounding business now operating as Mocom, a separate company from Albis resin distribution.

Spring-Water Bottler to Expand In-House PET Recycling

Two California bottling plants are producing Crystal Geyser spring water bottles with at least 50% rPET now. Soon, the company plans to be using 100% rPET in all seven of its U.S. plants.

Additives: Processing Aid for PET and rPET Preforms

PolyOne’s ColorMatrix AAzure processing aid for PET and rPET preforms boasts added acetaldehyde (AA) control capabilities.
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Additives: NIR-Detectable Black Masterbatch Technology Make Dark Colors More Recyclable

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

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.

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.