New Safety Requirements for Granulators, Strand Pelletizers and Dicers

PLASTICS’ Machinery Safety Standards Committee has released a new ANSI/PLASTICS B151.11 standard.  

Pure Loop Expands Service Offering for Customers in North America

  Erema’s subsidiary Pure Loop expands footprint with the delivery of an ISEC evo 302 recycling machine here.

Plastic Bank, SC Johnson Partnership Keeping Bottles from Oceans

Partnership has diverted more than 500 million bottles from oceans.

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.


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.

Borealis and Tomra Open Mechanical Recycling Demo Plant

The new plant will produce ready-for-market fully formulated polymer pellets. 

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 5

Additive manufacturing has emerged as the supply chain hero in many ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the recycling industry continues its push for a Circular Economy.

20 Good Things to Come Out of 2020—Part 4

Good news was there if you knew where to look for it—in the pages of Plastics Technology magazine or right here on our website. Here’s a review of headlines you can feel good about.

Carbios Produces First Clear Plastic Bottles from Recycled Textile Waste

Carbios’ process, using highly specific enzymes, allows textile waste to be recovered and converted into a high quality grade of PET that is suitable for bottles.  

STF Group Installs Recycling Line Virtually at a Plant in Haiti

In the wake of Covid-19 travel restrictions, STF Group pulls off first ever virtual plastic recycling line installation at the Lavergne plant in Haiti.

Braskem America and Encina to Collaborate on the Production of Recycled Polypropylene

Braskem will work closely with Encina to develop the necessary logistics, product quality, and certifications for a recycled propylene feedstock that Braskem will use in the production of recycled PP materials.

U.S. PET Bottle Recycling Rate Declines in 2019

The NAPCOR 2019 Recycling Report also reports a 7% increase in the amount of recycled PET (rPET) going back into food and non-food bottles.

General-Purpose Screws on the Comeback?

They are being specified more often for recycling applications to increase flexibility. But there is still no such thing as a GP screw and recyclers need to consider other processing approaches.
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Researchers Combine Mechanical and Chemical Recycling

This research team is working on developing a novel hybrid chemical-mechanical technology for recycling and upcycling of laminated and multilayered plastics.
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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.  

Betting Big on Recycled PET

Distributor of virgin PET resins PolyQuest is also a growing manufacturer of recycled PET resins.

Avient Opens New CycleWorks Facility to Advance Recycling

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