Recycling

Machine Product Brief
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Fort Dearborn Company: 'Floatable' and recyclable shrink sleeve labels

The new labels have a low specific gravity to separate and float during recycling processes.
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AIMPLAS multilayer film project
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Research firm to create end market for recovered multilayer PET film

Spanish plastics research firm AIMPLAS works with paint and varnish company to develop new alkyd and polyester resins from multilayer packaging waste.
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Feature Article
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Can we solve the flexible film recovery puzzle?

Industry groups have begun looking at strategies to develop multilayer flexible film recovery systems. But can they overcome the challenges that exist in every step of the process?
Seventh Generation has launched its dishwash pods in a fully recyclable, all-PE multilayer flexible stand-up pouch.
Package Case Study
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Seventh Generation introduces recyclable, flexible SUP

The new pouch is a multilayer PE structure that provides functional and aesthetic advantages comparable to a mixed-material structure, but solves the recycling challenge.
Top 10 greener package 2015
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Reduce, reuse, recycle is the theme for GreenerPackage.com’s top 10 of 2015

Most-read articles center around commercial applications that reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics, the reuse of packaging materials, and recycling.
Plastics recycling report
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Plastic bottle recycling in U.S. tops 3 billion pounds

Increases in recycling are recorded for PET, HDPE, and PP bottles in the 25th annual National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report.
PE Stand-Up Pouch
Materials Product Brief
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Dow: Polyethylene stand-up pouches

Polyethylene Stand-Up Pouches provide sustainable gains in innovative monomaterial packages.
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News
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Three awarded for innovation in plastics recycling

Initiatives include the reuse of recycled PET for insulation products, rigid plastic package recycling, and an increase in the availability of curbside recycling bins.
Column/Opinion
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Trash

Each summer I spend time walking a quarter mile stretch of Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline picking up trash.
Pentalabel ClearFloat
Materials Product Brief
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Klöckner Pentaplast: Recyclable shrink label films

Pentalabel ClearFloat films are high-performance floatable shrink labels designed for recycling efficiency.

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