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Recycled Plastic Waste Creates Roads

Posted on July 13th, 2018 by plasticycle

BY PATRICK J. KIGER JUL 13, 2018 HowStuffWorks MACREBUR. U.K. startup MacRebur uses recycled plastic as a replacement for bitumen in material for paving roads. A few years ago, engineer Toby McCartney was working in southern India with a charity that aided pickers who worked at landfill sites harvesting reusable items and selling them. McCartney discovered that plastic […]

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Plastics News: Commodity resins move in different directions in May

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 by plasticycle

June 22, 2018 UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO By FRANK ESPOSITO  Polypropylene in May continued in its role as the problem child of the North American resin market. Prices for that material surged an average of 7 cents per pound in May, with regional PET bottle resin prices also ticking up an average of 2 cents. By comparison, […]

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National Sword may create new trade route for plastics beyond China

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News April 25, 2018   By REBECCA KANTHOR Some China-based recyclers are opening sites outside the country to process plastic scrap, then import pellets. Shanghai — At China’s twice-annual Replas convention, plastics recyclers reflected on the massive global shifts caused by Beijing’s National Sword campaign. New limits announced April 19 on imports of post-industrial waste were […]

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Recycling equipment makers hope to take advantage of Chinese regulations

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by plasticycle

PLASTICS NEWS: April 16, 2018 By JIM JOHNSON  Erema North America Inc.Martin Baumann, vice president of sales, left, and Mike Horrocks, CEO of Erema North America Inc. China’s decision to severely crack down on the import of recycled plastics is being felt throughout the world. And ripples of that move will be evident at NPE2018 as […]

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Compounders plan product introductions at NPE

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News April 10, 2018 UPDATED 3 DAYS AGO By FRANK ESPOSITO  Polymer Resources will have UL-listed materials for electrical and health care application at NPE2018. NPE2018 will feature new products from many compounders, including Star Plastics Inc. and Polymer Resources Ltd. Star, based in Millwood, W.Va., is marking its 30th year in business by exhibiting at […]

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Plastic scrap flows to China evaporate

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastic scrap flows to China evaporate. CSPA president says import quotas for 2018 are thus far reduced by 99 percent. January 10, 2018 Brian Taylor   Government-approved quotes for plastic scrap imports into China for 2018 are thus far “only a fraction of the corresponding batches in the preceding year,” according to Steve Wong, president […]

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Plastics News: EU agreement sets big targets for higher recycling, less waste

Posted on December 21st, 2017 by plasticycle

December 21, 2017 Officials with the European Union have approved waste legislation, which highlights the development of a new strategy on plastics in a circular economy. In a decision announced Dec. 18, the EU legislators with the European Parliament, Council and European Commission reached an agreement on a proposal from December 2015, which covered four areas […]

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Plastics News: Full impact of Harvey on ethylene market uncertain

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by plasticycle

By JIM JOHNSON  Chicago — Hurricane Harvey, which sucker punched the Houston area, is having a definite impact on the ethylene market. But it is just a bit too early to tell what will ultimately happen as the region continues to recover, said Chris Gick, manager of industry and market dynamics with polyethylene maker Nova Chemicals Corp. […]

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Plastics News: China remains a global plastics industry driver

Posted on June 7th, 2017 by plasticycle

By STEVE TOLOKEN June 6, 2017 Guangzhou, China — For all the challenges in China’s manufacturing sector, from slowing global growth hurting exports to rising production costs within the country, it remains the world’s largest market for plastics and a significant driver for industry growth. China, for example, will account for more than half of the total […]

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Plastics News: ExxonMobil PE resin wave now hitting Gulf Coast

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by plasticycle

May 24, 2017 By FRANK ESPOSITO ExxonMobil Chemical Co.The new PE lines at Mont Belvieu will process ethylene feedstock from a new steam cracker under construction at ExxonMobil’s Baytown location, about 15 miles away. ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has completed mechanical work on two major new polyethylene resin production lines in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The lines […]

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