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Loan helps packaging supplier Pinnpack boost capacity

Published: January 3, 2024
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Pinnpack, formerly owned by CarbonLite, will significantly increase its processing capacity with help from the loan. | Millenius/Shutterstock

The state of California provided a $3.5 million loan to an RPET thermoform manufacturer to help it triple its production capacity and decrease employee headcount, according to state records.  Continue Reading

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ADS purchased 540 million pounds of recycled plastic in 2023

Published: October 3, 2023
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On top of its significant PCR use in 2023, ADS also broke ground on its Energy and Technology Center. | ADS

Advanced Drainage Systems continues to be a heavyweight in the recycled plastic arena, buying 540 million pounds of recycled material in 2023 and consuming a quarter of the pigmented HDPE bottles recovered in the United States. Continue Reading

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Manufacturer invests in mono-material flexibles production

Published: October 3, 2023
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TC Transcontinental Packaging expects to complete its flexible packaging development project at some time in 2024. | TC Transcontinental Packaging

Packaging producer TC Transcontinental Packaging will invest $60 million to develop a recyclable all-PE flexible plastic package with greater heat resistance. Continue Reading

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Despite textiles slump, Unifi ups domestic RPET sales

Published: August 29, 2023
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A financial presentation from Unifi reported “strong adoption” of RPET chip and flake in the Americas in the fourth quarter of the 2023 fiscal year. | Don Pablo/Shutterstock

For Unifi, greater sales of recycled PET flakes and chips in the Americas provided one bright spot amid an otherwise gloomy business environment last year.  Continue Reading

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Building material offers new end market for recyclables

Published: August 22, 2023
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Before commercializing its fire- and mold-resistant construction board, Xeriant plans to secure financing and expand its production capabilities. | Courtesy of Xeriant

Material development company Xeriant is putting the finishing touches on its recycled composite construction panel, which it hopes will “disrupt” the building industry.  Continue Reading

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Trex releases ESG numbers, eyes sources for PE

Published: July 11, 2023
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Data from the decking company shows a drop in the weight of recycled film it used in 2022. | HappyStockPhoto/Shutterstock

Recycled plastic decking company Trex used 337 million pounds of recycled PE film in its products in 2022, it reported, and is taking steps to ensure it can get enough PE in the future.  Continue Reading

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Plastics giant buys reclaimer, unveils recycled PLA cup

Published: May 9, 2023
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A cup made of recycled PLA, produced by Coexpan and TotalEnergies Corbion, recently passed form, fill, seal testing. | Courtesy of TotalEnergies Corbion

TotalEnergies purchased a Spanish plastics reclaimer. Meanwhile, a joint venture involving TotalEnergies announced it is now marketing a recycled PLA cup.
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How Exxon, others are building chemical recycling supply

Published: May 9, 2023
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From left: Dan Leif, Holli Alexander and Candace Rutherford. | Big Wave Productions/Plastics Recycling Update

Chemical recyclers are forging partnerships, eyeing underutilized material streams and getting creative to secure enough supply to feed their ambitious plans, according to leaders in the sector.  Continue Reading