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Companies announce film recycling innovations

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Film supplier INDEVCO Plastics announced its launch of industrial films and bags that use up to 50% recycled resin, including both post-consumer and post-industrial content. | Mabeline72/Shutterstock

Two film suppliers recently expanded their offerings with recycled-content films. Meanwhile, an Australian project began producing a concrete-alternative from post-consumer flexible packaging.

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Trex reports higher sales and profits for 2020

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Trex, which recycles PE film and wood fibers into composite lumber, reported 2020 sales were up 18% over the prior year. | H_Ko/Shutterstock

COVID-19 failed to dent profitability at Trex, which recycles scrap film into composite lumber. In fact, the opposite happened: Sales and profits both jumped sharply last year.

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Film producer releases offering with 50% PCR

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INDEVCO Plastics’s new 50% PCR film is used for bundling food and beverage products in multi-unit packages. | Itsanan/Shutterstock

PCR supplied through a partnership between Avangard Innovative and Dow is now being used to create a 50% recycled-content shrink bundling film.

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Trex starts up Virginia production plant

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Baled plastic film for recycling.

The new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing and support facility is sited adjacent to Trex’s existing Virginia campus. | Vojatz/Shutterstock

A major end user of recovered PE film has completed a multi-year $200 million investment by opening a new facility in Virginia. The expansion is part of a strategy to increase production capacity by 70%.

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Asian film processor details new ‘credit’ funding system

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Film processing at Myanmar Recycles.

Myanmar Recycles has customized a wash line with more than a dozen different washing steps along the way. | Courtesy of Myanmar Recycles.

A film recycling company in Myanmar is among the first to take part in a global plastic credit system, which could direct financing from corporations to help the recycling firm expand its capacity.

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Study finds benefits to using recycled film in asphalt

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Based on the lab-scale research, the Plastics Industry Association is now working with several companies to use a recycled-PE binder in asphalt on privately funded roadways and parking lots. | Marcel Derweduwen/Shutterstock

Research shows post-consumer PE film could improve the stiffness and resistance of polymer-modified asphalt at less cost than the co-polymers that are typically used.

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