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Attractive innovation: Magnets help on bottle recycling obstacle

Published: February 18, 2020
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As part of the pilot project, Magnomer’s magnetizable inks were printed on shrink labels in collaboration with American Fuji Seal. | Courtesy of Magnomer

A startup that supplies an ink allowing shrink sleeve labels to be separated from PET flakes with a magnet has successfully completed early testing of the innovation.

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Plastic packaging innovations get recyclability nods

Published: February 17, 2021
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The Association of Plastic Recyclers recently issued several letters to packaging companies recognizing their innovations as compatible with plastics recycling processes. | Trong Nguyen/Shutterstock

A slew of packaging products – a plastic aerosol can, multi-layer HDPE bottle, bottle and film labels – recently received recognition for their compatibility with plastics recycling processes.

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Technical takeaways from two industry experts

Published: August 3, 2020
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Two industry veterans recently spoke about scrap plastics supply conditions and typical practices at recycling facilities. | Maciej Bledowski/Shutterstock

A pair of longtime plastics recycling professionals discussed melt filtration advancements, deodorizing processes, bale supply issues and more during a recent webinar.

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Here are possible recycling solutions for foam, large rigids and more

Published: August 3, 2020
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Large rigid plastics were among the materials recycled in a research project directed by AIMPLAS. | Vershinin89/Shutterstock

The Spanish plastics research institute AIMPLAS has written about a project through which plastics from bulky items were recycled into products using a variety of technologies.

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Equipment Spotlight: Compact plastics sorting system fits into plant retrofits

Published: December 2, 2019
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The Mistral Compact from Pellenc ST can sort a variety of types of recyclables. | Courtesy of Pellenc ST

Major equipment installations come with logistical considerations, and for space-limited plastics sorting facilities, that makes things complicated.

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