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Company produces mixed-plastics bolt-on system

Published: December 22, 2021
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ByBlock from ByFusion

ByBlocks can be made from almost any combination of low-grade, contaminated scrap plastics, which don’t need to be washed or pre-processed before going into the ByFusion line. | Courtesy of ByFusion

ByFusion, an equipment supplier based in Los Angeles, is selling a modular system that processes low-grade mixed plastics into construction products.

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AI helps US compounder detect recycled resin odors

Published: December 15, 2021
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Aryballe's digital nose technology

Digital nose technology developed by French company Aryballe provides consistent, AI-powered analysis while different humans experience smells differently. | Courtesy of Aryballe

Artificial intelligence is already used to recognize how different scrap plastics look. Now, a Michigan compounder is testing AI to evaluate how recycled resins smell.

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PureCycle faces SEC investigation

Published: December 1, 2021
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Sign on building for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating PureCycle’s statements related to its recycling technology, financial projections, key supply agreements and management. | DCStockPhotography/Shutterstock

Even as it signs offtake agreements with major companies, PP recycling startup PureCycle Technologies continues to be dogged by legal and regulatory troubles.

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Technology evaluation report and other chemical recycling news

Published: November 17, 2021
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GreenMantra paving with NOVA chemicals recycled plastic.

NOVA Chemicals used asphalt modified with a 100%-recycled-polymer additive produced by GreenMantra Technologies in a parking lot at a construction project in Sarnia, Ontario. | Courtesy of NOVA Chemicals

Recent chemical recycling announcements include an in-depth analysis of different technologies, an industry group’s new working group, and the launch of recycled-content products.

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Companies plan Texas chemical recycling facility

Published: November 3, 2021
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TotalEnergies sign on company building exterior.

TotalEnergies will use chemically recycled plastics in producing new resin that goes into items including flexible and rigid food packaging. | HJBC/Shutterstock

A Texas plant will use chemical recycling technology to convert 66 million pounds per year of scrap plastic into feedstock for new resin production.

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Chemical recycling firms see growth, feds examine sector

Published: October 13, 2021
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Exxon Mobil corporate sign and landscaping.

ExxonMobil plans to open a scrap plastics processing facility in Baytown, Texas by the end of 2022. | Katherine Welles/Shutterstock

ExxonMobil will build a scrap plastic processing facility on the Gulf Coast, and the Government Accountability Office weighs in on chemical recycling technologies. These are a couple recent developments in chemical recycling, sometimes called “advanced recycling.” Continue Reading

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Chemical recycling operations plan expansions

Published: September 15, 2021
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LyondellBasell facility with sunset in background.

Global plastic producer LyondellBasell has announced it will produce chemically recycled resin in the U.S. | Flagmania / Shutterstock

Three companies that use chemical recycling technologies, including LyondellBasell and BP, recently took steps to enlarge their footprints or product lines.

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How ‘supercritical’ CO2 can lead to cleaner recycled resin

Published: September 15, 2021
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Extruded opaque sheet of thermoplastic from printed film scrap (left) and translucent sheet produced through a supercritical CO2 extrusion process.

Extruded opaque sheet of thermoplastic from printed film scrap (left) and translucent sheet produced through a supercritical CO2 extrusion process. | Courtesy of AIMPLAS

A form of pressurized carbon dioxide can be used to remove contaminants from post-consumer plastic melt, improving the quality of the final pellets, according to a research organization.

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Notable names are among recent FDA letter recipients

Published: September 9, 2021
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PET bottles for recycling.

A number of companies recently gained approval to use their technologies to produce recycled resin for sale into food and drink packaging markets. | Nixx Photography/Shutterstock

A chemical recycling startup, a massive resin producer, equipment providers and packaging producers are among the companies that have received the green light to recycle plastic into food and drink packaging.

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Digital watermark project advances in Denmark

Published: September 9, 2021
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Material on a conveyor inside a sorting and processing facility.

A pilot project at a facility in Denmark is being backed by a number of packaging and recycling stakeholders. | Nordroden / Shutterstock

A European materials recovery facility will install sorting detection equipment to identify digital watermarks on plastic packaging.

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