SAN DIEGO - Planet Polymer Technologies Inc. of San Diego will begin marketing a new fiber-filled polypropylene blend with recycled content this month. Becky Petcavich, a spokeswoman for the firm, said Planet's EnviroPlastic-RCF resin is aimed at helping processors comply with state recycled-content laws.
The product will be available in blends of 5-25 percent recycled PP, Petcavich said. The materials, which will sell for about $1 per pound, will be available in grades for injection and blow molding and sheet extrusion.
Petcavich said Planet also is supplying a photodegradable resin to make shipping bags and pouches for DHL Worldwide Express Inc.
The resin, called EnviroPlastic-U, will decompose when exposed to light for several months, then biodegrade. DHL, a major overnight freight shipper, will use the bags to protect parcels and envelopes in its Far East operations.
Mark A. Sofman has been named program manager for the PolyUrethanes Recycle and Recovery Council, a division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. of Washington. Sofman joins PURRC from Hoechst Celanese Corp., where he was a corporate recycling associate. Sofman will oversee PURRC programs to evaluate and promote viable technologies for recycling and recovering polyurethane rigid and flexible foam and post-consumer scrap.