Posts Tagged ‘polyethylene’

2010 PET container recycling rate at 29% : seventh consecutive year of increase in US PET recycling rate

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) container recycling rate of 29%. This is the seventh straight year that the United States’ recycling rate has increased. Total PET collected for recycling was also highest to date, as was the use of recycled PET in end-use applications, at over 1.5 and 1 billion lbs, respectively.

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Increase in global polyolefin consumption will continue to be driven by novel applications

Polyolefins represent almost two-thirds of the major commodity thermoplastics used worldwide, and have numerous applications ranging from automotive parts to carpet fibers, household and food containers, toys, stretch film/shrink film, diapers and trash bags. The global polyolefin market is changing dramatically in response to the quickly advancing industrialization process in emerging markets, as well as improvements in global communications and trade liberalization. According to the CMAI analysis, increases in consumption will continue to be driven by novel applications where plastics can deliver cost advantages, performance enhancements, or both.

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Polyethylene (PE) film extrusion industry in Europe

As expected with recession hitting Europe in 2008, the Polyethylene (PE) film extrusion industry took a downturn, as per AMI. Between 2007 and 2009, PE film production fell by 1 mln tons. About half of this lost volume was recovered during 2010 and the industry continues to make steady progress in 2011.

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