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Patent Watch

Jan. 9, 2014

Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, was awarded Patent No. 8,623,929 for a method describing low-metal-content plastic scrap resulting from shredded automobiles.

Patent No. 8,623,216 was awarded to Melbourne, Australia’s Orica Australia Pty Ltd., which describes a process for separating residual magnetic resins from a liquid stream.

Escanaffles, Belgium’s Futerro SA was given Patent No. 8,614,338 for a method of recycling polylactic acid (PLA) plastics.

Frank Levy, from Quogue, New York, and Sergio Dell’Orco, from Capalle, Italy, were awarded Patent No. 8,596,563, which describes a method and apparatus for recycling carpet.

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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