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German firm CVP Clean Value Plastics GmbH has received Patent No. 8,388,873, which describes a method of recycling mixed plastic waste.

Krones AG has been awarded Patent No. 8,394,866, which describes a heating method for decontaminating PET flakes.

Gregory Dunstan of Bakersfield, California has successfully patented a new type of plastic shredder, outlined in Patent No. 8,393,562.

A team of Taiwanese inventors have filed Patent Application No. 20130059968, which describes a method of creating a composite material from blending Nylon and PET.

For more information on these or any patents, please consult the U.S. Patent Office database online.

Copies of patents can be ordered by number for $3 each from the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA, 22313-1450.

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