Plastic Technologies, Inc. (Holland, OH) partners with The Packaging School (Greenville, SC) to help packaging and plastics professionals enhance their polyethylene terephthalate knowledge via an innovative, online educational platform.
Recycling of plastic wraps, bags and other film packaging grew 34 million pounds 2015 to nearly 1.2 billion pounds for the year. Also, 67% of rigid plastics collected in 2015 were recycled in the U.S and Canada.
Polyethylene producers implemented their $0.05/lb increase in February and are seeking to pad margins with another $0.06/lb for March. Polypropylene contracts jumped a whopping $0.165/lb in January and February, and producers are looking to pass through their increase in March propylene contracts.
What if you could make a milk jug with 30% less material because it's mechanically better? Researchers make polyethylene and polypropylene plastics compatible to create a new, mechanically tough polymer.