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By Editorial Staff, Plastics Recycling Update

May 23, 2014

A dual-function shredding machine is the subject of Patent No. RE44,865 given to Michilin Prosperity Co., Ltd. of Taipei Hsien, Taiwan.

Patent No. 8,721,255 was awarded to SA Recycling LLC, from Anaheim, California, for a method for loading recyclable materials onto freight containers.

A titanium oxide granule additive that aids the degradation of different types of plastics is the subject of Patent No. 8,722,958, which was awarded to Kusatsu Electric Co., Ltd. from Shiga, Japan.

Jillian Brown, from Fort Salonga, New York, was given Patent No. 8,725,591 for a method of reusing and recycling billboard materials.

A system of life-cycle tracking for recyclable commodities is the subject of Patent Application No. 20140122347, given to BNSF Logistics, headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

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

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

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