Posts Tagged recycling

TPO automotive skin plant starts up in China

Monday, March 24th, 2014 | Permalink

A new production line for interior film skins fabricated from thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) went into operation in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, eastern China in October last year. The new production capacity is being added in response to the steady growth in demand in the Chinese automotive industry for high-quality TPO films. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives Lightweighting Extrusion Material Handling and Auxiliary Equipment Recycling and Size Reduction read more

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Pack Expo 2013: Placon to announce new product lines in 2014; talks thermoforming trends

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Las Vegas—Placon, a manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging, has plenty on the horizon for 2014, including new product lines. At Pack Expo 2013 (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas), Melissa Jacobson, marketing and communications manager at Placon (Booth #S 6409), said the company anticipates announcing at least three complete new product lines in 2014.   “It will be some exciting new products for thermoforming,” she told PlasticsToday. “We really listen to the companies and the consumers and as a result will bring new products to the market.” Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – September 2013 Keywords:  Pack Expo 2013 Placon thermoforming PET recycling read more

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New shrink labels suitable for the recycling stream

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 | Permalink

Sealed Air has developed a new Cryovac LT-1 shrink sleeve label, calling it one of the first in the industry with a density lower than the 1g/cu cm polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling standard. The labels are composed of a multi-layer polymer-based film to provide 360-degree, form-fitting bottle coverage. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging news shrink labels recycling read more

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Some fast-food brands look beyond polystyrene, others embrace it

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites While I was out and about this weekend, I saw someone had thrown their polystyrene foam foodservice packaging on the side of the street. My initial reaction: irritation that people so carelessly litter—it never ceases to amaze me. On the other hand, I also thought that it would sure be nice if recycling were much easier and convenient for consumers. read more

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PVC group joins Swedish project to help increase recycling of medical plastic waste

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Permalink

A Swedish waste management project is hoping to establish a sustainable management system for medical plastic waste through close collaboration between various stakeholders and field projects. The healthcare industry generates quite a lot of plastic waste, according to a news release. More than 40% of all plastic-based disposables medical devices are made from PVC. The aim of the project is to investigate how this fraction of medical waste can best be recycled. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics news PVC recycling read more

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