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APR Releases the Final Report of Sleeve Label Working Group

by Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR)  (Sep. 29, 2014)

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, released the Final Report of the Sleeve Label Working Group detailing recommendations the packaging industry can use to mitigate the impact of sleeve labels on the recycling of PET bottles. Formed in June ...

PET-Recycling Plant at PFR Nord GmbH

by REDWAVE systems, a trademark of BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH  (Nov. 8, 2013)

Operator of the facility: The Mensing Group of Companies in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost € 10 million in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt. About 30 new jobs have resulted there. On the whole, Mensing Group, which ...

PET Container Recycling Rate Holds Steady at Just over 29% for 2011

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Oct. 10, 2012)

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the release of the “2011 Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity.” The report cites a 2011 U.S. recycling rate of 29.3% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic containers. The ...

ECO Plastics raises £24m to make green bottles

by BusinessGreen  (Jul. 20, 2011)

Plastic bottle recycling company ECO Plastics has raised £24m in fresh funding to expand its UK facilities, including a £15m purpose-built plant that is currently being developed in partnership with drinks giant Coca-Cola. The Hemswell-based company yesterday confirmed it has raised £24m, predominantly through new banking ...

Planners greenlight £15m bottle recycling plant revamp

by BusinessGreen  (May 6, 2011)

Planners greenlight £15m bottle recycling plant revamp Planners have given the go-ahead for a £15m purpose-built bottle recycling plant that is being developed as a joint venture between global drinks giant Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and UK firm ECO Plastics. Lincolnshire county council approved the expansion of the Hemswell sorting ...

PET Container Recycling Rate up to 29% for 2010

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Oct. 12, 2011)

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) ...

Bale Breaking Made Easy!

by eFACTOR3 LLC  (Mar. 5, 2014)

Say good-bye to manual labor and the risks involved in cutting baling wires in the Plastic Recycling Industry! Metso M&J Shredders are ideally suited as bale breakers for the PET and HDPE bottles recycling process.  Thanks to the unique cutting table design it is possible to load whole bales with wires attached.  The equipment breaks ...

Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom in North America

by IHS  (May 22, 2014)

Bio (plant)-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity ...

Report says PET recycling rate increased 28% in 2009

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Nov. 5, 2010)

 The recycling rate of polyethylene terephthalate increased 28% in 2009 making it the six consecutive year of gains in the United States´ recycling rate. And the 2009 rate increase occurred despite a 4% decrease in the total PET bottles and jars available for recycling, by weight, according to the "2009 Report on Post Consumer PET ...

Four PET recycling lines for Brazil

by Gneuß Kunststofftechnik GmbH  (Mar. 23, 2012)

With its unique MRS Recycling Technology for PET bottle flakes, Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, is very successful in the production of sheet, film, tapes, fibres and new bottle pellets on the whole world market. The decisive argument for many processors in favour of a Gneuss solution is the unrestricted FDA approval for ...

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