Monthly Archives: October 2010

Conair Recycled PET Sheet Extrusion Line at K 2010

What may be the only extrusion line running recycled PET (R-PET) sheet at the K 2010 plastics show also demonstrates a full range of crystallizing, drying and material handling equipment supplied by the Conair Group. The extrusion line, manufactured and exhibited by Rajoo Engineers Ltd (Hall 15 D58), is producing three-layer (A-B-A) clear PET sheetRead More

Plastic Pollution Meets Product Design

When plastic ends up in the ocean, it becomes problematic to the ecosystem. To raise public awareness around this issue, Electrolux launched the Vac from the Sea initiative (which we first highlighted here). The project’s intention aimed to bring attention to the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean and combat the scarcity of recycledRead More

PET recycling rate reaches 28% in 2009

For the sixth straight year, the U.S. PET recycling rate has increased, to 28% in 2009. That’s according to the recently released “2009 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity,” produced by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA). TheRead More

Texas Recycling Appoints New Plant Manager

Texas Recycling/Surplus Inc., Dallas, has named Sabino Rodriguez as its new plant manager. In his new role, Rodriguez will be responsible for overseeing the company’s production management and operations, according to a Texas Recycling/Surplus news release. Rodriguez has more than 10 years of experience in the recycling industry. His previous employers have included the MasterRead More

New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebec

An innovative new processing line is set to open at a Quebec recycling facility on October 27. The processing line is operated by recycler Groupe RCM, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to create jobs for people with physical or cognitive limitations. The new line is part of a larger industry strategy designed to optimizeRead More

Ferrous Scrap Prices Retreat in October

The October mill buying period brought a drop in ferrous scrap prices, ending a two-month streak of rising prices. In October, mills paid from $25 to $45 less per ton for ferrous scrap on average. According to pricing survey data of the Raw Material Data Aggregation Service (RMDAS), compiled by Management Science Associates’ (MSA), Pittsburgh,Read More

Metro Waste Paper Recovery Becomes Cascades Recovery

Metro Waste Paper Recovery Inc., a recycling company headquartered in Toronto, has changed its name to Cascades Recovery Inc. “This evolution is based on a common ownership, a strong business relationship and a wish to strengthen the bond even more,” according to a press release issued by the company. As a member of Cascades SpecialtyRead More

Thermoplay to present new manifold for injection blow molding

Thermoplay, an Italian hot runner system developer for injection molding, has developed a new hot runner manifold that makes the latest innovations in hot half design available to the injection blow molding sector. The new design will be introduced at K2010, the world’s No.1 plastics and rubber trade fair to be held next Wednesday inRead More