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Obituary: Plastics Industry Association CEO Bill Carteaux
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Bill Carteaux, the longtime head of the Plastics Industry Association, died Dec. 10 after a nearly three-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia. Carteaux, 59, had led the association since 2005,...
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12-10-2018
Material Insights: Group fights proposed RTP compounding plant in Ireland 12-10-2018
Nelipak consolidates, invests in Puerto Rico
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Nelipak Corp. is expanding the capabilities at its thermoforming plant in Humacao, Puerto Rico, a coastal city considered ground zero for the landfall of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The...
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12-10-2018
South Korean battery maker investing $1.6B in Georgia production
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Anticipated future demand for electrified vehicle batteries is leading to a $1.67 billion factory project in northern Georgia. South Korean lithium ion battery producer SK Innovation Co. is not...
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12-10-2018
California-based GoProto expands into Asia-Pacific region
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3D prototyping and short-run manufacturer GoProto Inc. has opened a 9,000-square-foot facility in Mount Waverley, Australia, a Melbourne suburb. In late November, the site began running parts on...
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12-10-2018
Nestlé vows to boost recycled PET use
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Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is now committing to using recycled plastic for half of the company's bottle needs by the middle of next decade. The Stamford, Conn.-based company, which...
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12-10-2018
Crescent Industries inspiring the next generation
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Crescent Industries Inc. recently hosted its first Manufacturing Week, offering local high school students a first-hand glimpse into its processes and the myriad job opportunities available in...
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12-10-2018
Materials suppliers set up platform for styrenics recycling
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Leading styrenics suppliers Ineos Styrolution, Total SA, Trinseo and Versalis have joined forces to work together on recycling styrenics. The four companies announced that they had founded...
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12-10-2018
Compounding extruder market remains steady
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Steady business drove the U.S. market for compounding extruders in 2018, machinery officials said, now that big cyclical ups and downs are a thing of the past. "The last five years have been...
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12-10-2018
Growth, new products and technology: Highlights from LSR 2018 in Anaheim
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Anaheim, Calif. — LSR processing, materials and markets underwent thorough reviews during the second international conference on advances in liquid silicone rubber and related thermosetting...
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12-07-2018
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Published on April 29, 2016 2016 Plastic Recycling U.S. Market Trends - Sponsored by APR

This report, sponsored by The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), is a detailed presentation and analysis of the U.S. Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics in post-consumer and industrial based on the most recent data available from Plastics News primary research, government and industry sources.  We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry education efforts and growth drivers, APR & ISRI design guidelines, environmental concerns and other emerging trends relative to machinery, recycled resins and processing. 

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

  • Domestic end use markets for post-consumer HDPE
  • Gross Recycling Rates, 2004-2014
  • Historical Pricing for Recycled PET Bottle Resin, Recycled HDPE and other Materials.
  • PET Recycling & PET Material Utilization Rates
  • Post-Consumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Collection

BONUS: Profiles of TOP Recyclers and Machinery companies, plus our annual RANKING of the TOP 25 Plastic Recyclers in North America.   Highlights from our special print edition report on reprocessed plastics, top materials and processes is also included.

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