SPE Thermoforming Quarterly®

Fourth Quarter 2019

Thermoform Recycling Operation Comes to California

A Mexican company that developed a system to process post-consumer PET thermoforms will open a $7 million plant in the Los Angeles area. It’s now on the hunt for thermoform bales.

Green Impact Plastics is currently handling recovered PET thermoforms at a site in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, said company owner Octavio Victal. He noted that since March, the operation has been dialing in its processing system in a partnership with California reclaimer rPlanet Earth.

The two companies recently ran a trial in which 1 million pounds of thermoforms, purchased from California materials recovery facilities (MRFs), were transported to the Juarez facility…

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Fourth Quarter 2019

Multilayer EVOH/PP packaging in processing and performance of recycled PP

Kuraray, EVAL Europe N.V. (EE) produces Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol copolymers (EVAL™), which are used in multilayer structures in a combination with a wide range of materials such as Polypropylene (PP) to produce multilayer trays, pots, or capsules to provide superior barrier properties to gases, flavours or bring functional barriers against external contaminants such as mineral oils (MOSH, MOAH). Such trays are typically made by co-extrusion technology followed by thermoforming in-line or off-line, and are used for food packaging such as coffee, ready meals, and other packaging applications for sauces, fruit salads, or for the packaging of medical products for which the water barrier of PP is of added value…

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