Avangard Innovative is continuing its efforts to optimize plastics recycling streams with the assistance of new technology, and the results are playing into bale price negotiations.
International appliance maker Electrolux reports it used 7,400 metric tons of recycled plastic last year, nearly double what it used two years earlier.
A co-polyester to boost the properties of recycled PET goes on the market in Europe, and new shredders, wash lines, extruders and melt filters are unveiled.
China’s border crackdown creates a struggle for survival among legitimate recycling companies, and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water uses more rPET.
Dell’s announcement that it will use HDPE recovered from Haiti’s beaches, waterways and adjacent streets in its packaging garnered headlines far and wide.
A major manufacturer of recycled-content fabrics has received the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create rPET for food applications.
Unifi’s new PET recycling plant uses advanced dry de-labeling equipment and a host of optical sorters to generate a clean feedstock for fiber manufacturing. Continue Reading