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Composite decking companies expand, boosting PCR demand

Published: May 18, 2022
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Cedar Poly facility exterior.

Cedar Poly in Tipson, Iowa was just acquired by UFP Industries. | Cedar Poly website

Recycled-plastic decking manufacturers are responding to strong markets for their products by expanding production capacity, including UFP buying reclaimer Cedar Poly and Fiberon breaking ground on a facility in Tennessee.

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Polyethylene film recycling plant coming to Minnesota

Published: May 4, 2022
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Stacks of rolled plastic film for recycling.

A number of prominent names are financing Myplas USA’s first U.S. polyethylene film recycling plant, to be located in Rogers, Minn., outside of Minneapolis. | Joyce Blessthink/Shutterstock

Brand owners and other private and public entities are investing millions of dollars into a plastic reclaimer’s project to build a 170,000-square-foot film recycling facility in the Upper Midwest.

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Film extruder moving into recycled plastic molding

Published: April 26, 2022
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Detail of map showing Berwick, Pa. and surrounding area.

The owner and president of US Premium Molders said Berwick was chosen for its easy access to the major interstates and proximity to the metropolitan markets. | SevenMaps/Shutterstock

US Premium Plastics is expanding into the injection molding business and recently signed a lease in Berwick, Pa.

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What erratic plastic pricing has meant for a major manufacturer

Published: February 16, 2022
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Closeup of drainage pipes.

Volatile pricing in resin markets has presented challenges for Advanced Drainage Systems over the past year. | Chris Tennant/Shutterstock

Using recycled plastic is good business for Advanced Drainage Systems, but recent reports and interviews make clear that it’s not always painless.

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Amcor buys more PCR and develops sortable mini-bottle

Published: December 8, 2021
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Amcor Rigid Packaging 50-ml bottle

Amcor designed a 50-milliliter PET bottle that collapses to be wider than five centimeters, helping to prevent it falling through sorting screens at materials recovery facilities (MRFs). | Courtesy of Amcor Rigid Packaging

One of the world’s largest packaging producers boosted its purchases of post-consumer resin by about 30% last year.
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Trex CEO: Recycled plastic demand will stay strong

Published: September 29, 2021
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Trex product installed in residential yard.

Trex brings in plastic from multiple sources, primarily material coming out of commercial and industrial environments. | Courtesy of Trex

The leader of composite decking manufacturer Trex shared insights on recycled polyethylene markets and sourcing channels in an interview this week.

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Greystone reports lower revenues and profits

Published: September 9, 2021
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Business team meeting with documents and laptop.

Greystone Logistics recycles about 88 million pounds of post-consumer HDPE per year into plastic pallets. | Freedomz / Shutterstock

A major manufacturer of recycled-polyethylene pallets experienced lower sales and income figures in the last year, but company leadership was pleased with the numbers given the myriad market challenges of late.

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