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.
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