RECYCLED MATERIALS

Supercritical Steam Process Can Convert All Plastic Waste to Virgin Materials

Mura Technology’s HydroPRS process creates raw ingredients for infinitely recyclable new virgin-grade products from all types of plastic.
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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. 

Tupperware to Expand its Sustainable Product Portfolio with Tritan Renew

Eastman’s Tritan Renew gains further commercial traction.
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American Styrenics and Agilyx to Collaborate on Advanced Recycling Facility

AmSty will use Agilyx’s advanced pyrolysis technology to convert post-use PS to styrene monomer.
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‘First’ Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic Portfolio Launched

SABIC appears to be in the forefront of introducing recycled materials from ocean bound plastic.  
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PIR Content TPEs for Automotive Exteriors

Kraiburg TPE’s new series of compounds to help European OEMs use optimum materials for future automotive exterior applications.
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Eastman’s First Sustainability-Based Agreement with a Major Prestige Beauty House Involves its Chemically Recycled Renew PET Copolymer Portfolio

Eastman’s agreement with The Estée Lauder Companies expected to help drive greater use of recycled or recyclable plastics in luxury cosmetics packaging.
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PFE Further Expands into the European Plastics Recycling Industry

PFE is not only the first U.S. testing facility to achieve accreditation to perform RecyClass testing, but is also the world’s only lab accredited to perform testing in all four product categories
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Color & Additive Masterbatches for PCR PET Packaging

Chroma Color has developed additive concentrates that are said to allow for higher levels of PCR PET in packages.

Distinguishing HDPE from LDPE at the Blink of an Eye/Push of a Button

BASF’s trinamiX adds new PE application for plastic sorting to its mobile NIR spectroscopy solution.

Scratch-Resistant PP for Complex Interior Automotive Applications

Compounder Polykemi and subsidiary Rondo Plast launch first of new PP-based compound and sustainable variants that boast both high scratch resistance and UV stability.

Renewable Styrenic Polymers Launched

Ineos Styrolution offers its first specialty thermoplastics based on renewable styrene.  
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SABIC and Eyewear Lens Maker Polyray Collaborate to Launch Renewable PC into Eyewear Applications

SABIC’s certified renewable Lexan PC can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61% and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35%.

Fresh Milk in Clear PET with 20% PCR

Use of clear PET bottles for fresh milk is a growing trend, and Amcor offers up to 100% PCR content, as well as a UV barrier additive that doesn’t affect clarity.

Chemically Recycled EPS Adopted by Leading European Home Appliance Manufacturer

BSH Hausgeräte to use chemically recycled EPS bead from BASF for ‘luxury’ line of dishwashers  

Agilyx and ExxonMobil’s Joint Venture to Supply Plastics Recycling Industry

The new Cyclix entity will aim to provide needed supply chain transformation to enable advanced recycling on a large scale.

PCR Color and Additive Masterbatch for Polyolefins

Avient’s new Rejoin PCR masterbatch enables a bottle or part to be manufactured from 100% polyolefin PCR.

Agilyx Collaborates with Maire Tecnimont for Global Chemical Recyling Projects

The partners will utilize Agilyx’ advanced pyrolysis technology to convert mixed waste plastics into high-value products and fuels.
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Distinguishing Nylon 6 from Nylon 66 at the Push of a Button

BASF’s subsidiary trinamiX adds new application for plastic sorting to its mobile NIR spectroscopy solution.

Specialty 50% Recycled Content Copolyester Gets Further Commercial Adoption

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester now used by Italian manufacaturer of water bottles and food storage containers.

Sonoco’s Fibrepak Cellulosic Meets Stringent EU Regulations

Fibrepak cellulosic expected to make major inroads in thermoformed food packaging.

DOE’s Argonne National Lab Scientists Host Webinar on Plastic Waste

Scientists to discuss market and technological drivers and survey a few of the most promising frontiers that will play key role in addressing plastic waste.  

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Earns APR Recognition for Recyclability with HDPE

Polyplastics is developing key data to support industrywide sustainability efforts that will allow companies to confidently use its Topas COC to enhance the performance of recyclable products.