Besides serving as a showcase for advancements in virgin materials, NPE is a chance for the industry's recyclers to tout what's new. This year, there are firms reprocessing nylon, adding services and an engineering-grade materials supplier that has developed a regenerated polycarbonate material for the auto industry.
Exchange Plastics Corp. (Booth E11030): Provides recycling site to post and view obsolete materials (www.exchange plastics.com) and transportation.
Lavergne Group (Booth N5790): Supplier of recycled engineering compounds, including fiberglass-filled PET, filled polyamide 6 & 6/6, filled polypropylene and a recycled polycarbonate used in metalized automotive taillamp assemblies.
Nicos Polymer & Grinding (Booth N4594): Company is adding fine-grinding service on a toll basis and has added pulverizers.
Petlon Polymers Ltd. (Booth N7925): Nylon reprocessing.
Wellman Inc. (Booth S645): Nylon resins and compounds made from recycled carpet.