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  • Plastic pellets everywhere, and diving robot sensors

    The Dr Fridtjof Nansen is plying the waves of the southern Indian Ocean, trawling for trash. Every time the ship's scientific crew threw down special nets, they hauled in pieces of plastics, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments. An estimated 5 trillion ...

  • TGEG Announces Pelletizing to Start in 2012

    True Green Energy Group announced today that it has successfully tested the material recycling facility, shedder and pelletizing machine. TGEG system will reduce landfill waste while generating green energy. The process of turning ...


    By PRWeb

  • Plastic identification codes for recycling

    All over the world, many types of plastic is commonly used. Plastic has been given a numbering category or identification code for the different types so it can be sorted accordingly. Each type of plastic melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The identification system divides plastic into seven distinct types and uses a number code generally found on the bottom of ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Plastic pollution measured in Mediterranean seabirds

    Endangered Mediterranean seabirds are suffering from ingestion of plastic litter, a recent study has shown. Overall, 66% of 171 seabirds studied were found to have plastic fragments in their stomachs and the critically endangered Balearic shearwater was among the worst affected. Plastic pollution in marine ecosystems is recognised as a key problem in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive1 and ...

  • California Water Boards, U.S. epa launch unique effort to eliminate “Nurdles” from San Francisco Bay / Government ordered cleanup of illegally discharged plastic pellets will protect San Francisco Bay, endangered species

    The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board), State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have launched a first-in-the-nation enforcement effort to eliminate the discharge of pre-production plastic into the waters of California. The collaborative enforcement effort is being done under the authority of the ...

  • BPF helps to prevent plastic pollution on beaches

    The British Plastics Federation has launched a guidance manual to help reduce the amount of plastic pellets polluting beaches. The manual called Operation Clean Sweep – Plastic Pellet Loss Prevention will provide factories and plants with information on how to prevent plastics polluting the environment. Although it is not completely clear how the pellets reach the ...

  • Optimal drying for high quality plastic parts

    Automotive suppliers have to meet strict requirements when producing plastic parts for car manufacturers. One critical parameter to be monitored continuously is the moisture content of plastic pellets. Veeser Plastic-Werke in Germany relies on Moisture Analyzers to guarantee the production of high-quality plastic parts. Veeser Plastic produces a wide range of car components and meets all the ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • AWS signs additional plastics recycling deal with WRG

    AWS Eco Plastics has secured a deal to collect and recycle plastic bottles from two Waste Recycling Group sites. The new contract to collect baled plastic bottles from the Luton and Carnaby sites follows the current collection and recycling agreement between AWS and WRG’s Wrexham facility. AWS will recycle the bottles at its plant in Lincolnshire, which sorts the materials by colour and polymer. ...

  • Alliance formed to promote better use and recycling of plastics

    The three major trade associations for the plastics industry in the U.S. and Canada today announced plans to formalize existing collaboration on programs and initiatives that benefit the North American industry. The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and SPI:  The Plastics Industry Trade Association will continue working together ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Study: Plastic Debris Widespread on Ocean Surface

    Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says. Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife. The new work drew on results from an around-the-world cruise by a research ship that towed a mesh net at 141 sites, as well as other studies. Researchers estimated the total ...


    By Associated Press

  • Axion gives recycled plastics a `caffeine` kick

    Tables and chairs made with waste coffee take the cappuccino experience to a whole new level thanks to a unique coffee-aroma polymer developed by Axion Polymers for Re-worked, a London-based industrial design and product development enterprise. Axion blended mixed WEEE and post-consumer retail waste plastics with spent coffee grounds collected from the capital’s offices, cafes and factories to ...

  • Film producer installs Plastics Recycling System

    The Engineered Films Division of Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, S.D., has installed a new reclaim production line designed to capture and recycle excess polymer material from its internal manufacturing processes. The reclaim line is capable of producing up to 15 million pounds of reprocessed resin pellets per year. The Raven Engineered Films Division makes “high-performance plastic films ...


  • Efactor3 to offer plastics washing, drying system

    The DRD drying and cleaning system from MAS, which will be available in the United States through Efactor3 LLC, Charlotte, N.C., was introduced during the NPE 2009 event in Chicago in June. MAS (Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Schulz GmbH of Austria) says its dry cleaning system “is a well-proven alternative to water washing plants for plastic recycling.” Cleaning is carried out by the DRD (Double ...


    By eFACTOR3 LLC

  • Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

    Already ravaged by toxic algae, invasive mussels and industrial pollution, the Great Lakes now confront another potential threat that few had even imagined until recently: untold millions of plastic litter bits, some visible only through a microscope. Scientists who have studied gigantic masses of floating plastic in the world's oceans are now reporting similar discoveries in the lakes that make ...


    By Associated Press

  • Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae

    Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae Pieces of plastic litter outnumber fish larvae in the Austrian Danube River, new research has found. This is worrying, as some fish are likely to mistake the plastic for the prey they would normally feed on. This litter may also contribute to marine pollution; the researchers estimated that at least 4.2 tonnes of plastic debris enter the Black ...

  • Question of the Month: How is dry ice blasting used in the plastics industry?

    Cleaning with dry ice has become a popular method within the plastics industry. One of the most common uses for dry ice blasting is cleaning mold cavities. Molds and the plastic pouring into them can reach extreme temperatures, which can generate gas that liquefies and sticks to the mold. ...


    By IceTech A/S

  • Plastics can concentrate toxic pollutants, endangering marine ecosystems

    Plastic debris is a serious environmental concern, as a physical pollutant as well as a chemical pollutant when it breaks down in the marine environment. A new study has now shown that plastics can also concentrate other pollutants, with significantly higher concentrations of toxic pollutants adhering to soft, rubbery plastics, rather than hard, glassy plastics. Marine species, including fish ...

  • Kenics Heat Exchangers Provide Effective Performance and Longevity in Gala Industries’ Application of Underwater Pelletizing Processes

    Smooth running production processes help manufacturers reach targeted goals. To achieve this, all equipment and systems must work in perfect unison and perform to optimal efficiency. Gala Industries manufactures underwater pelletizing systems for the plastics, hot melt adhesive and expandable resins industries. The manufacturer has used Kenics heat exchangers in their process for many years with ...


    By Moyno, Inc.

  • Taylor made washing lines for wet recycling of plastics by NEUE HERBOLD

    NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, located in Sinsheim/Germany manufactures and sells complete washing lines for the recycling of plastics waste. Prior to re-pelletizing the plastic waste must be size reduced, washed and if necessary foreign materials separated. NEUE HERBOLD washing lines, produce granules or flakes with a high quality even at today's required outputs. Materials which ...

  • Leominster Mass. plastics manufacturer ordered to comply with Hazardous waste laws (MA)

    EPA recently issued a Complaint and Compliance Order against Hudson Color Concentrates, a division of L&A Molding, Inc., for violating state and federal hazardous waste management requirements. Hudson Color, of Leominster, Mass., produces custom color plastic pellet concentrates for the plastics industry by blending, mixing, melting, extruding, quenching, drying and chipping processed ...

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