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MBA Polymers has successfully received Patent No. 8,450,382, describing a method of selecting types and amounts of waste plastics to use in the creation of a new material.

Patent No. 8,449,725 has been awarded to the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, for a method of recovering a styrene monomer using a solvent.

Nextlife Enterprises LLC has filed Patent Application Nos. 20130119575 and 20130119171, which outlines a process for recycling plastics that involves a universal shredder and a water wash.

A plastic-to-fuel conversion process is the subject of Patent Application No. 20130118885, filed by Moinuddin Sarker of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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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