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Wellman's recycled resins compete on quality, price

Wellman Plastics Recycling, which has recently been acquired by Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd., transforms 200 million pounds of used carpet each year into nylon and polypropylene resin that compete against their virgin material counterparts.

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The China Blog

Expert: China mulls national recycling system for foam plastics

Not only has the Chinese government reversed its ban of foam food containers, it also plans to establish a national system to recycle them.

Plastic Omnium makes China investment push

Three of the six new plants that automotive molder Plastic Omnium SA plans this year will be in China, part of a broader push it's making in Asia, where it will locate 12 of the 20 new facilities in its near-term investment plans.

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Sekisui expands production in Taiwan

Osaka, Japan-based Sekisui Plastics Co. Ltd. has restructured its business in Taiwan and added a foam plastics production plant.

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China's Green Fence increases domestic reprocessing in N. America

China's Green Fence initiative, aimed at cleaning up recyclables entering that country, contributed to the decline of the recycling of non-bottle rigid plastics in the U.S. but also provided more material for domestic processors.

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Erema launches Pure Loop to focus on shredder/extruder recycling

Austria-based recycling technology group Erema GmbH has announced the creation of its new sister company Pure Loop GmbH, which specializes in the recycling of clean production wastes using shredder/extruder technology.

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JSW considering manufacturing in India

Tokyo-based Japan Steel Works Ltd. is considering setting up an injection press manufacturing plant in India, a senior JSW executive said at Plastindia.

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Braskem backs out of multi-billion dollar project in Brazil

Braskem SA is backing away from a planned multi-billion dollar investment in Brazil's largest petrochemical expansion site.

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Coke making progress with plant-based PET

Coca-Cola is in the midst of what has now become a years-long effort to make its PET more sustainable by introducing plant-based renewable feedstocks.

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Blow molders boost demand for recycled PET

The market for using recycled PET in bottle applications is getting stronger every year, which means the quality level of the recycled material needs to be as high as possible.

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