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Indevco Plastics Launches Heavy-Duty Films, Bags with Half Recycled Content

Image: Indevco rolls of plastic film
The flexible plastics supplier uses up to 50% post-industrial or post-consumer recycled resins in its heavy-duty form-fill-seal and polyethylene films.

Indevco Plastics continues to expand its range of sustainable plastic films with the launch of recyclable industrial films and bags that use up to 50% recycled resin content. Last month, Indevco Plastics announced its recyclable shrink bundling film comprising 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin for the beverage and processed food industries.

Wayne Mashbe, Divisional General Manager, Indeveo North America Plastics Division, commented: “We’ve been using post-industrial recycled (PIR) resins in our blends since we opened in 2015. Every film we produce is 100% recyclable, and today we’re optimizing how the films with PIR and PCR materials perform, especially for industrial customers.”

Indevco Plastics utilizes up to 50% PIR or PCR resins, as well as eco-friendly water-based inks, in its heavy-duty form-fill-seal and Centerfold PE films, and pre-formed Open Mouth Polybags. These films and bags are commonly used by industrial manufacturers to pack agricultural minerals, building materials, industrial and pool salt, lawn and garden products, pet food and litter products, and petrochemical products, said the company’s announcement.

Jay Bodine, Indevco Plastics Plant Manager, works closely with resin suppliers on unique blending and extruding techniques at the company’s Longview, TX, plant and at a greenfield facility opening in Orangeburg, SC, this year. “We’re capitalizing on new technologies from machine manufacturers and resin suppliers to do two things,” explained Bodine. “First, increase the amount of recycled resin in every film we produce and, second, keep the key properties of these films on par with films made with 100% virgin resins.”

Indevco Plastics procures PIR and PCR resins through local US sources and recycles its own waste stream. The company is an Operation Clean Sweep partner, a program supported by the Plastics Industry Association and the American Chemistry Council.

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