RECYCLING

CG Roxane's San Bernardino rPET Facility Marks First Year of Production

CG Roxane’s CEO and President Ronan Papillaud discusses the company's journey into rPET production.  
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Avient Opens New CycleWorks Facility to Advance Recycling

Avient expects to introduce solutions throughout 2021 as new data is generated.
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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.

New Shredder Knife Technology Can Size in a Single Pass

The shredder technology from BCA Industries allows OEMs to simultaneously shred, chip and size on-site. 

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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.

RECYCLING: Recycling’s ‘Vision’ of the Future

Optical sorting technology continues to help push advances in plastics recycling.

Star Plastics Recycled-Content Materials Receive New UL Environmental Certification

The UL Environmental (ULE) certified over 25 grades of Star Plastics’ ABS, PC, ABS and PC compounded products, which all contain a range of 5% to 85% recycled plastic.

Vecoplan Hires New Western Regional Sales Director

Nolan Lamb brings auxiliary equipment knowledge to the equipment manufacturer.

Digital Watermarking Consortium Advances Technology for Sorting & Recycling Plastics

Europe’s Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 gains new members and advances to Phase II pilot projects.
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Alpla to Build New HDPE Recycling Plant in Mexico

The launch is planned for the second half of 2021. 

Re|focus Webinar Episode 5: New Solutions for Untapped Feedstocks

As the industry seeks to advance the circularity of its products, the limitations of mechanical recycling are becoming increasingly clear. While some products are perfectly suited for mechanical recycling, others are not. Register today for the fifth episode in the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit Webinar Series on October 18 and explore how advanced recycling technologies are building new pathways to ensure all plastics can be managed as valuable resources for manufacturing.

Recycling: Analysis System Determines Quality of Plastic Flakes and ReGrind

The Flake Scan was developed to help reduce the effort involved in various analysis techniques.

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.

Ineos Expands its Recycl-IN Product Line to Include More Recycled Content

The new product aims to address the critical problem of plastics waste and offer consumers more choice as demand for recyclability in packaging continues to rise.

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.
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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.

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.

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.