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Vertically integrated plastics processor holds opening event

ReVital Polymers executives and local political leaders gather at the operation’s opening.

A technologically advanced plastics processor has opened in Canada as a successor to the failed reclaimer Entropex.

Sarnia, Ontario-based ReVital Polymers has equipment to separate and process plastics into recycled plastics tailored to high-end applications, including food and drink containers, household products and auto parts, according to a press release.

It’s the first facility in Canada to combine container sorting operations with plastics processing technologies, the release states. A number of political and industry leaders were present for the Oct. 20 ribbon cutting event.

“This fully integrated system closes the recycling loop and provides a viable domestic market in North America that is critical as traditional overseas markets shrink in the wake of China’s National Sword announcement, which proposes a ban on imports of 24 categories of recovered waste resources,” according to a post from ReVital Polymers.

Emmie Leung, founder and CEO of waste management company Emterra Group, and Tony Moucachen, founder and president of Merlin Plastics Group, formed a partnership last year to purchase the assets of Entropex, which specialized in recycling non-bottle rigids. Market conditions precipitated Entropex’s loan defaults and its ultimate closure and sale.


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