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Westfall adds micro mold tooling with Mold Craft acquisition
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Westfall Technik Inc. says its acquisition of Mold Craft Inc. "rounds out the company's industry-leading micro molding capabilities for medical device production." "Bringing full-scale, high-...
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01-18-2019
Klöckner Pentaplast invests $25M in Virginia for medical packaging
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Increased business opportunities thanks to America's aging population are spurring a multimillion-dollar expansion at a plastic film packaging site in Virginia. Trang Tilley, global marketing...
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01-18-2019
Operation Clean Sweep faces calls to transform
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The plastics industry's longtime voluntary program to fight pellet leakage from its factories, known as Operation Clean Sweep, is facing new pressure from governments and environmental groups....
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01-18-2019
Donnelly adds press for complex parts
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Alexandria, Minn.-based Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Co. has installed a 70-ton press to produce complex molded parts, increase efficiency, and help customers get their products to market faster....
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01-18-2019
Report: Bet on copolyester growth through 2027
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The global copolyester market is set for "moderate to high" growth in 2019, with demand approaching 400 million pounds, according to a new report from Irish research firm Fact.MR. Markets for...
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01-18-2019
Plastic Age Products installs its largest press
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Montreal-based Plastic Age Products Inc. installed its largest machine yet — a 2,000-metric-ton injection molding press — for the versatility it offers in serving a diverse customer...
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01-18-2019
China's Wellmei to invest $1.9M, create 71 jobs in US
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Chinese injection molding toolmaker and molder Wellmei Holding Co. Ltd. plans to invest $1.9 million and create 71 jobs by establishing its first North American manufacturing operation in Troy,...
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01-17-2019
Texas fines Formosa $121,000 for pellet pollution
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Texas environmental regulators have fined resin maker Formosa Plastics Corp. USA $121,000 for leaking plastic pellets into waters around its Point Comfort plant, but local environmental groups...
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01-17-2019
Evonik buying 3D printing material specialist
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Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG is acquiring a Texas-based maker of powered polymers used in 3D printing. The deal for Structured Polymers Inc. of Austin provides Evonik "access...
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01-17-2019
Alliance members call project: 'A global organization set up for action'
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More than $1 billion is being pledged to help tackle the ocean plastics problem through a consortium of nearly 30 companies that includes some of the biggest names in the plastics industry. The...
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01-17-2019
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Published on October 17, 2014 Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a presentation and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance.  We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling. 

Our analysts provide insight into indicators that impact market viability and potential, including:

  • Consumer awareness levels
  • Domestic end use markets for post-consumer HDPE
  • Gross Recycling Rates, 2003-2013
  • Historical resin pricing trends for virgin and recycled material
  • PET Recycling & PET Material Utilization Rates
  • Post-Consumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Collection
  • Plastics recovery by end use

As a bonus, we've included our annual RANKING of the TOP 25 Plastics Recyclers in North America based on our proprietary research.  Highlights from our special print edition report on reprocessed plastics, top materials and processes is also included.

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