Scrap Reclaim

Processors of all types try to avoid generating scrap, but when it is made it generally is re-used by putting it back into the process. Production (or post-industrial) scrap includes off-spec parts, sprues, edge trim from film and sheet, and the like. It is usually reduced in size by devices such as granulators, shredders and pulverizers, and re-fed into the processing machine.

PET Bottles Recycled into Fiber
Article

Recycling Breathes New Life into Textile Leader

Fiber producer Unifi reinvents itself as a plastics recycler that turns PET bottles into recycled fibers.

Close-Up on Technology

Process ‘Upcycles’ Waste Plastics To Virgin-Quality PET

Depolymerization technology developed by Loop Industries aims to repurpose scrap PET of all types.

New Product Announcements
Product

Recycling: New Ultra-Fine Melt Filtration for PET Recycling

Smaller 60 µm screen size now available for Ettlinger’s ECO series filters suits them to processing 100% PET bottle flake for thermoforming sheet, packaging tape or staple fiber.