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Virgin plastics producer acquires European processor

by Jared Paben

Global energy, chemicals and plastics company Total has acquired a French PP reclaimer.

Closeup of PP.

Film end user benefits from market conditions

by Colin Staub

Recycled film consumer Trex saw its net income climb by more than 40 percent last year, boosted by ample availability of scrap PE.

Closeup of Trex composite flooring installed in a restaurant.

West Coast reclaimers expand mixed-plastic capacity

by Jared Paben

Merlin Plastics and Peninsula Plastics Recycling are making substantial investments in mixed-plastics processing capacity, bringing positive news for a region hard hit by China’s ban.

Stacked bales of mixed plastics.
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FROM THE PRINT EDITION

Data sort: Lost opportunities in landfilled 3-7s

by More Recycling

At materials recovery facilities, PET and HDPE aren’t the whole story. An analysis of other mixed plastics helps show the potential for boosting recovery of additional valuable polymers.

baled plastics

Georgia reclaimer embraces expanded capabilities

by Dan Leif

Growing has become modus operandi for reclaimer US Plastics Recovery, which recently moved into a 75,000-square-foot space and is looking to triple its capacity this year.

Commercialization conundrum

by Jared Paben

Stakeholders have worked hard to develop recycling-friendly shrink-sleeve bottle labels, but brand owners have not yet adopted the idea on a large scale. Here’s a look at all the factors at play.

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FROM THE TECHNOLOGY EDITION

How technology is helping carpet processor roll forward

by Jared Paben

A facility in California is using a unique rotary impact separation technology to break carpet into its components so plastics and calcium carbonate can be efficiently recovered.

Old carpets rolled up for recycling.

Agilyx inks PS monomer and synthetic crude deals

by Jared Paben

Pyrolysis company Agilyx signed a joint-venture deal with AmSty, a major producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer. Separately, Agilyx entered an agreement to provide feedstock for jet fuel production.

Contract with two people shaking hands in the background.

Equipment spotlight: Creating custom compounds in one step

by Colin Staub

The latest equipment release from Erema combines key steps in the plastics recycling and compounding process to increase efficiency and quality.

The Corema system in place at a facility.

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