Back to Top

Tag Archives: processors

Brand goals drive recycling growth for Indorama

Posted on  

by
View of Indorama company website with magnifying glass.

Indorama noted it has recycling expansion projects in the works that will grow the company’s PET recycling capacity by roughly 600,000 metric tons per year. | Pavel Kapysh/Shutterstock

Global resin producer Indorama Ventures plans to continue its expansion in the PET recycling sector this year, the company recently announced in financial filings.

Continue Reading

Posted in News, Top stories | Tagged |

Details on a Canadian e-plastics operation

Posted on  

by
Inside the BoMet facility.

BoMET is one of a number of North American companies that saw that opportunity and are investing to expand their e-plastics processing capacity. | Courtesy of BoMET Polymer Solutions

BoMET Polymer Solutions is actively sourcing e-plastics from electronics recycling firms for the company’s Ontario processing facility, where it produces pellets and regrind for sale to manufacturers.

Continue Reading

Posted in News | Tagged , |

Eastman offers details on $250M depolymerization plant

Posted on  

by
Eastman Chemical facility in Kingsport, Tenn.

Eastman Chemical Co. announced it will invest $250 million over two years to build a methanolysis plant at its Kingsport, Tenn. facility. | William Griffith/Shutterstock

Eastman’s plastics sorting capabilities and complementary chemical recycling technologies will help it cost-effectively secure the ample feedstock supply needed for a huge methanolysis plant, the company’s CEO said.

Continue Reading

Posted in News, Top stories | Tagged , , |

QRS Re-Poly sold to settle debt from failed expansion

Posted on  

by
Re-Poly facility exterior.

QRS facilities had trouble in recent years as falling resin prices challenged the financial viability of models built around deeper sorts of the plastics recycling stream. | Photo from Ravinia Capital.

This story has been updated.

A well-known St. Louis plastics recycling operation has been auctioned off, and the processing company is now called Granite Peak Plastics.

Continue Reading

Posted in News, Top stories | Tagged , |

How a pyrolysis firm handles EnergyBag plastics

Posted on  

by
Nexus truck and tanks.

The CEO of Nexus Fuels told Plastics Recycling Update how his company uses its pyrolysis technology to convert the mix of post-consumer plastics collected at the curb into chemical and wax products. | Nexus Fuels

For the past two years, difficult-to-recycle plastics have been collected in Cobb County, Ga. through the Hefty EnergyBag program. A downstream processor recently described what happens to that material.

Continue Reading

Electronics recycling company installs e-plastics sorting system

Posted on  

by
URT's plastic recycling line.

With a capacity of 6,000 pounds per hour, URT’s system was designed to handle the amount of shredded e-plastic generated in URT’s Janesville, Wis. plant on a single shift. | Courtesy of URT.

URT has installed equipment at its Wisconsin headquarters allowing the electronics recycling company to produce clean e-plastic fractions for sale to domestic buyers.

Continue Reading

Posted in News | Tagged , |

US reclaimer to supply PCR to virgin plastics giant

Posted on  

by
Revolution company truck.

Revolution recycles plastics from agricultural and other sources at its plants in Stuttgart, Ark., and Salinas, Calif. | Courtesy of Revolution.

This story has been updated.

Revolution signed a deal to provide NOVA Chemicals with post-consumer resin for sale to NOVA’s customers. Separately, NOVA will research end markets for recycled flexible film pet food packaging.

Continue Reading

Posted in Top stories | Tagged , |