RECYCLED MATERIALS NEWS

Commodity Resins

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.
#pet #polyolefins

Recycled Materials

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.
#pet

Automotive

Albis Plastics Separated Distribution and Compounding Businesses

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

Recycled Materials

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.
#pet

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.

Medical

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

Consumer Products

Ineos and Plastic Energy Collaborate on Advanced Plastic Recycling Facility

The planned Ineos and Plastic Energy facility will use the latter’s patented TAC technology to break down plastic waste and turn it into ‘premium’ polyollefin-based plastics.
#polystyrene #polyolefins

Recycled Materials

Henkel to Reduce Fossil-Based Virgin Plastic by 50%

In stepping up its sustainability commitment, Henkel has announced further ambitious packaging targets for 2025.
#sustainability

Recycled Materials

Additives: Novel Process Aid for rPET and PET Preforms

PolyOne’s ColorMatrix SmartHeat RHC Reheat boosts thermal stability and color stability of rPET.
#pet #color

Testing

PET Packaging Technologies Debut at K 2019

SACMI will show its latest for compression, injection and blow molding—maintly of PET.
#kshow