2014 Sponsors

platinum sponsors


American Chemistry Council
Washington, D.C.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Plastics Division represents the leading plastics resin manufacturers in the U.S. ACC conducts research and recycling studies for plastics packaging and plastic bags and film; life cycle inventories on the major virgin and recycled resins; and provides technical, educational and marketing assistance to state and local officials, businesses and customer groups. The Plastics Division sponsors programs that increase plastics recycling through implementation of sustainable and efficient recycling programs. The association's plastics websites include www.americanchemistry.com/plastics, www.plasticbagrecycling.org and www.allplasticpbottles.org.

Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR)
Washington, D.C.

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers represents companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the byproduct of more than 94 percent of the postconsumer plastic processing capacity in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. APR's membership includes numerous recycling companies, consumer product companies, equipment manufacturers and organizations committed to plastics recycling. APR advocates the recycling of all postconsumer plastic.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
Washington, D.C.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry.” ISRI represents more than 1,500 companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities including electronics, metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber and textiles. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ISRI provides education, advocacy and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade and environment.

Resource Recycling, Inc.
Portland, Oregon         

Resource Recycling, Inc. is the publisher of Resource Recycling, E-Scrap News and Plastics Recycling Update, and is the primary sponsor of the Resource Recycling Conference, the E-Scrap Conference and the Plastics Recycling Conference.

SDS Logistics 

SDS Logistics manages clients' trucking from coast to coast. Services include truckload shipments,  drop-trailers, bi-modal (rail), LTL and drayage to/from all U.S. ports. Email dispatch@sdslogistics.com for rates and service information.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
Washington, D.C.

 Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $373 billion U.S. plastics industry.  Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, industry promotion and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies.

United Plastic Recycling
Montgomery, Alabama

United Plastic Recycling is a full service thermoplastic recycler based in Montgomery, Alabama. The company has been in the recycling industry for more than 20 years. UPR specializes in the sale and purchase of quality post-industrial and post-consumer material including pellets and regrind. UPR has excellent pricing, FOB to your door or delivered to Montgomery, Alabama.

Vecoplan LLC
High Point, North Carolina   

Vecoplan, a leader in size reduction technology for plastics waste recycling, offers a range of plastics shredders to meet all plastics reclamation needs. Machine lines that highlight Vecoplan’s proficiency in application specific plastics waste solutions include VH continuous feed horizontal models: hopper-fed vertical U models, XL models for bulky feedstock, FF models for film and fiber and KT models featuring Vecoplan’s HiTorc energy-saving drive.

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Avangard Innovative
Houston, Texas

Avangard is a premier sustainable solutions provider, with branch offices and operating plants located around the world. Avangard Innovative works closely with clients to provide solutions and services that help achieve their social and environmental goals. One of the largest recyclers in North America, Avangard Innovative's core services include recycling solutions, processing/recycling facilities, equipment solutions, environmental and industrial services, resin distribution and sustainable products.

China Scrap Plastics Association
Beijing, China

China Scrap Plastics Association (CSPA) is a nonprofit organization representing the Chinese scrap plastics recycling industry. CSPA specializes in bridging communications between the industry and the Chinese government, and the group has more than 150 plastics recycling corporate members, representing an annual import of 4.5 million tons of scrap plastic to China.  CSPA also organizes the twice yearly China Plastics Recycling Exhibition & Conference, known as ChinaReplas. It is the largest conference covering the plastics recycling industry in China.

New Berlin, Wisconsin          

Since its founding 70 years ago, Cumberland has adhered to a design philosophy that requires mass, durability and longevity. The company has earned the trust of its valued clients and has taken all measures needed to set itself apart from others in the industry. Over the years, Cumberland has become widely recognized as industry and design leaders in the size reduction industry. They provide quality products, engineered solutions and unparalleled aftermarket support.

The Dow Chemical Company
Houston, Texas

Combining a comprehensive portfolio of innovative films, resins and adhesives with excellent technical and market expertise, Dow Performance Packaging delivers creative sustainable solutions that address today's challenges and inspire the applications of tomorrow.  An active participant in global collaborative development of better packaging throughout the value chain, Dow has a track record of breakthrough innovation and is an industry leader on the sustainable benefits of plastic packaging.

GDB International
New Brunswick, New Jersey

GDB International exports plastic scrap and off-grade resin worldwide.  All scrap undergoes rigorous quality inspection and processing at GDB-owned facilities in New Jersey and Ohio.  Film scrap grades handled by GDB include stretch (A, B and C qualities), grocery, agricultural and others.  GDB also specializes in PET/PP strapping, EPS (hot and cold), MRP, PET bottles and supersacks (A, B and C qualities).  GDB helps companies enhance the value of their recyclables while achieving recycling and sustainability goals.

KW Plastics Recycling Division
Troy, Alabama

KW Plastics is the world's largest plastics recycler, and KW Plastics Recycling Division buys quality HDPE (rigid blow-mold and injection-grade) and PP (rigid and flexible woven bags) scrap for washing and reprocessing.  KWR supplies premium, post-consumer resins for the packaging, agriculture and automotive industries.  Since 1992, KWR has continually expanded extruder and silo storage capacity to meet growing market demand.  Today, KW is highly regarded for its extensive capacity, commitment to quality, consistent growth and exceptional customer service.

Norcross, Georgia

NGR produces machinery for the reprocessing of thermoplastics waste back into high value raw material. NGR’s ONE-STEP technology, a patented shredder-feeder-extruder combination, renders the pre-shredding of plastics waste unnecessary. As a result, reprocessing costs are low and manpower requirement reduced to a minimum. The wide range of machines with pellet outputs between 20 and 2000 kg/hr provide various solutions for the plastics industry as well as for post-consumer waste applications.

Nashville, Tennessee

National Recovery Technologies (NRT) designs and manufactures automated sorting equipment for all recycling applications.  NRT machines use X-ray (XRT and DXRT), IR/NIR/MIR transmission and reflection, visible light and induction sensing.  These machines have been used in recycling plants all over the world for over 20 years to sort PET, PVC, HDPE, PP, PS, PLA and many other materials and colors.

Owens Corning        
Duncan, South Carolina          

Owens Corning – Ridgeview specializes in high pressure filter manufacturing supporting the plastics recycling industry as well as the pulp and paper, aerospace, food processing and waste water industries.  With its Electron Beam Drilling technology the firm specializes in high volume small hole drilling.  The technology allows drilling from 1.0 millimeters (0.040”) down to 0.10 millimeters (0.004”) with an unparalleled aspect (depth to diameter) ratio of up to 25:1.  It boasts a  maximum material thickness of 9.5 millimeters (0.375”) without regard to material hardness.

Purchase, New York   

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. The company's main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by performance with purpose, their unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and the planet, which they believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo.

Sorema div. of Previero N. SrL
Anzano del Parco, Italy

Sorema, with almost 40 years of experience is a worldwide leader in the design, construction and installation of plastic washing and recycling lines for PET and HDPE bottles, PE and PP film, raffia, fiber and other products or items in PE, PP, PET, PA, PS, ABS.  A specialist in recycling technologies for packaging and other post-consumer materials, Sorema offers a wide range of solutions.  Among them: prewashing , wet grinding, washing, continuous agglomeration and fine grinding.  These modules can be installed in a complete Sorema line or integrated in existing systems.

Star Impex LLC
Houston, Texas

Star Impex Plastics is a closed loop recycling and environmental company.  The firm is a manufacturer of LDPE films, LLDPE films, HDPE films at its plant located in India.  Star Impex purchases PE films for internal consumption and specializes in processing post-industrial and post-consumer grades of all plastics, from petrochemical scrap to consumer scrap.  The company's brokerage division trades in plastics domestically and internationally with emphasis on PP, supersacks, MRP, ABS, ABSPC, PVC, PS, PET, computer housing and all other plastic grades.

Trex Company, Inc.
Winchester, Virginia

Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing.  Each year, Trex turns millions of pounds of recycled plastic film and waste wood into Trex products. These raw materials come from recovered plastic film, grocery bags and waste wood.  Trex purchases approximately 200 million pounds of used polyethylene and an equal amount of wood each year. Those materials would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Unisensor GmbH    
Karlsruhe, Germany

UNISENSOR specializes in sensor system technology for the recycling and bottling industries and industrial gas suppliers. For sorting applications, such as in the field of PET bottle-to-bottle recycling, UNISENSOR provides a unique, patented technology based on ultra-high-speed laser spectroscopy, thus overcoming the limitations of conventional sorting methods. UNISENSOR's new technology is capable of addressing sorting issues that were once considered impossible to resolve. These issues include the detection of silicone, PVC, blends, PLA and even black plastics in the process stream.

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ADG Solutions LLC   
Fairfield, Connecticut  

ADG Solutions provides solutions for scrap to pellet systems for plastics reclaim and recycling. The company offers reclaim extruders and systems (Davis Standard); self-cleaning screen changers (Fimic) for reprocessing scrap that is heavily contaminated with paper, fiber or other materials; complete wash systems (Tecnofer) for regrind, ag or post-consumer films; water ring pelletizers (Filtec); and shredder systems (Weima) that include conveying and metal detection. ADG Solutions is also a source for screws and barrels, roll slabbers, pellet handling systems and polystyrene foam densifiers that achieve a 90:1 reduction in volume.

America Chung Nam, Inc.     
City of Industry, California     

Since its founding in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, America Chung Nam has become the global leader in recovered paper and plastics recycling. ACN has in-depth knowledge of market trends, and its global presence enables the company to support a large volume of environmentally friendly recovered plastic grades. ACN’s financial stability provides the foundation to meet commitments to customers and suppliers around the world, and its quality control division ensures that materials are accurately shipped and delivered on time.

Amut S.p.A.
Novara, Italy  

AMUT is one of the world's leading machinery manufacturing companies, focusing on thermoplastic recycling technologies and sustainable packaging for the extrusion and thermoforming industries. Founded in 1958, AMUT's patented recycling technology received the global Plastic Environmental – Enabling Technology award in 2006 from the Society of Plastics Engineers. With its new AMUT ECOTECH division, AMUT can now supply complete handling and sorting plants for materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and plastics recovery facilities. In 2011, AMUT constructed its newest North American PET recycling plant for post-consumer plastics, a bottle-to-bottle plant producing 6,000 kilograms per hour (roughly 13,200 pounds per hour) from the dirtiest reclaimed curbside PET from MRFs. For more details on this exciting development, contact Anthony Georges at (416) 939-4732 or a.georges@amutnorthamerica.com.

B+B America LLC
Moore, South Carolina

B+B America LLC is the exclusive North American Sales and Service Organization for B+B Anlagenbau GmbH located in Krefeld, Germany.  B+B designs, manufacture and commissions plastics recycling machines and plants for post-consumer and post-manufacturing plastic waste of all kinds.  B+B plants start using curbside or collected, baled plastic materials such as bottles and film.  The scope of machinery starts with automatic bale opening, sorting and separation, and it continues through grinding (wet and dry), label removing, dry intensive pre washing, air-classification (air-lutration), hot-washing, density separation in the sink float tank, drying and final optical sorting of washed flakes.  Throughputs vary from 2000 pounds per hour up to 15,000 pounds per hour.  B+B offers complete turnkey installations including engineering and project management, as well as individual machines.

Birch Plastics, Inc.     
Houston, Texas

Birch Plastics is a supplier of plastic raw materials to the global plastics manufacturing industry, buying, selling and processing plastic materials. The company has been a leading supplier of recycled content compounds and off-grade resins since 2001 and offers compound pellets, regrinds, resins and more. With a ready inventory of recycled content raw material available for the small to medium-sized molder, Birch Plastics is a low-cost alternative to virgin prime resin.

Buhler Sortex, Inc.
Stockton, California    

Bühler provides integrated sorting stations for recycled or virgin plastic processors who demand the highest standards of purity and quality.  Buhler now offers a turnkey solution for their SORTEX range of optical sorters with a  focus on precision sorting, maximizing capacity and yield, and delivering a consistent performance.  The new SORTEX A MultiVision, which is packed with innovations, offers a wide range of options with its advanced MultiVision inspection system and broadband LED illumination technology.

Champion Polymer Recycling
Winchester, Kentucky

Champion Polymer Recycling has a complete recycling network in place for efficient plastics processing. Located in Winchester, Kentucky, Champion is one of the top users of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled plastic in the United States to meet the manufacturing needs of our parent company, Infiltrator Systems, Inc.  Recycled material streams represent 85 to 90 percent of the company's total resin usage.  Infiltrator Systems, Inc. serves the on-site wastewater industry, manufacturing a complete line of products such as septic tanks and accessories; leach field products, including gravel-less chambers; and geo-synthetic aggregate products.  

Clear Path Recycling LLC      
Fayetteville, North Carolina    

Clear Path Recycling LLC is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is one of the largest domestic processors of post-consumer PET baled containers in North America. CPR is a joint venture between Shaw Industries and DAK Americas and converts recycled post-consumer PET baled containers into clean rPET flake. Each parent utilizes a portion of the rPET flake produced, incorporating it into their respective product offerings: residential carpet and virgin resin. For purchasing or sales inquiries, please contact the firm at 1-87-REUSEPET.

CMG Granulators & Shredders
Clio, Michigan

CMG is a manufacturer and distributor of granulators and single-shaft shredders.  Products are impeccably designed and go through extensive quality control to assure an excellent ROI. Established in Italy more than 35 years ago, the company offers equipment and solutions for the toughest regrind challenges.  Equipment is distributed worldwide, and CMG has a Michigan-based North America Tech Center, which offers equipment demonstrations, application trial grinds and a parts inventory.  CMG has the right solution for every application as well as local representatives and service.

Common Sense Solutions, Inc.
Montclair, New Jersey

Common Sense Solutions, Inc. is an engineering and consulting company specializing in the plastics recycling industry.  Many of the best known plastics recyclers have used the firm for project management, process improvement/development, equipment evaluation/selection, business development and operations consulting.  The company has particular expertise in washing and grinding systems for PE, PET, PP and films as well as material handling.  The company has been in business since 1997.

Custom Polymers PET
Athens, Alabama       

Custom Polymers PET is a premier recycler of post-consumer and post-industrial PET. The company washes 180 million pounds of PET annually through its three wash lines and sells a clean quality bottle flake into a variety of applications including fiber, strapping, sheet and bottle. It also extrudes 30 million pounds of PCR Resin that is LNO approved by the FDA for direct food and beverage applications. Custom Polymers PET can ship material via truck, bulk and rail.

Custom Polymers, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina       

Custom Polymers, Inc. is one of the largest recyclers and reprocessors of all types and forms of post-industrial and post-consumer plastic scrap in North America. Its team of experienced professionals, solid financial base and dedication to customer service have helped Custom Polymers develop and maintain long-term partnerships with both buyers and suppliers worldwide.

Denton Plastics, Inc.
Portland, Oregon

Denton Plastics is regarded worldwide as a leader in recycling and sustainability, and it's also known for its proud legacy in environmental stewardship.  For 30 years, the company has been known as an expert in developing environmentally responsible production processes and innovative recycling solutions. It consistently provides high-quality products – from virgin material and quality scrap to reprocessed pellets.

Ensign Equipment
Holland, Michigan

Ensign Equipment is an industry leading manufacturer of bulk material handling systems; providing a range of solutions for filling, unloading, conveying and storing a variety of materials.  The company's cost-effective solutions are engineered to meet all process requirements.  From a stand-alone piece of equipment to a fully automated system, our engineering team is prepared to provide you "smart solutions to keep you moving."

Envision Plastics
Reidsville, North Carolina

Envision Plastics is a national supplier and producer of recycled high-quality HDPE resins.  Envision Plastics is proud to offer EcoPrime, the first FDA-approved HDPE resin meeting the standards for packaging all manner of food grade items, including milk, juice, vitamins and personal care products. Envision Plastics' PRISMA technology provides color-specific resins made to customers' specifications. Envision Plastics is located on both coasts with nationwide shipping capabilities.

EREMA North America
Ipswich, Massachusetts

EREMA is the world's market leader in the development and production of plastic recycling systems and components. Over 3,800 EREMA systems around the globe now produce more than 13 million tons of plastic pellets every year. Since 1992, customers throughout the U.S. and Canada have relied on EREMA North America, Inc. for the company's technical expertise, sales support and extensive spare parts inventory. The facility, located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, includes a customer demonstration area which is available for test runs upon request.

Eriez Magnetics
Erie, Pennsylvania

Eriez' equipment removes metal from plastics to improve your product purity and protect valuable equipment. Eddy current separators remove aluminum, brass and copper from plastic delivering the highest purity and yield. Our metal detectors and separators protect shredders and granulators from all types of metals and remove metal from regrind. Vibratory feeders and screeners convey and screen materials with accuracy and quick changeovers. Eriez is also known for making the most powerful rare earth magnetic separators.

Extrusion Control & Supply, Inc.
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Extrusion Control and Supply, Inc. is a complete source of MRO products for the polymer extrusion industry. From its three North American locations, the company successfully supports more than 1,000 customers worldwide. Extrusion Control and Supply's focus on polymer extrusion processes and its complete product line, including in-house extruder screen and pack manufacturing, gives customers standard setting service levels and reliable products.

Gala Industries, Inc.
Eagle Rock, Virginia

Gala is the global leader in application technology of underwater pelletizers and centrifugal dryers for the plastics industry.  Gala’s underwater pelletizing systems can be used for post-industriTITECH near-infrared (NIR) sorting technology makes VAN DYK Recycling Solutions the leader in precision polymer sorting systems. TITECH’s highly developed double sensor systems can sort a large variety of plastics including PE, PP, PS, PVC, PET, EPS and ABS. Using this innovative technology, the company's systems also sort by size, color, weight, and shape, increasing efficiency and lowering labor cost. There are over 3,500 TITECH sorters working successfully in 40 countries. In addition to optical sorters, VAN DYK can supply a complete turnkey plastics sorting system, including grinders, screens, conveyors and balers to meet your plastics recycling needs.al recycling applications, and its centrifugal dryers are often used in large post-consumer scrap conversion lines downstream of size-reduction and wash/dry processes.  More than an equipment manufacturer, Gala brings its customers the experience and process technology needed to remain competitive in today’s business environment.  The company offers unprecedented commitment to customer service before, during and after the sale.

Genius Group
Flushing, New York
718-888-1512 ext 155

Genius Group Fiber USA Crop is the biggest PET importing end-user in China.  The company buys all kinds of PET materials and has its own AQSIQ and import license.  The company pays by cash and also offers PET recycling machinery and long-term buy-back offers for the PET produced by its machinery.  Genius Group sells various types of polyester fiber, both recycled and virgin, and can finish many orders within one week.

Gamma Meccanica North America
Greer, South Carolina

Gamma Meccanica North America is a leader in promoting green equipment solutions for the recovery and reuse of a wide variety of waste plastics.  Conveniently located adjacent to the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport, the company offers service, installation, spare parts and consulting for all systems delivered to the North American market.  Gamma Meccanica SpA, Italy, is the firm's partner for supplying complete reclaim systems.  Gamma offers the best solutions for reprocessing low-bulk density, heavily-printed and high-residual moisture material.  The company has repeatedly proved the unique ability to offer custom solutions with the highest level of flexibility for every client's needs.

Gneuss, Inc.   
Matthews, North Carolina      

Gneuss offers filtration technology, measurement technology and processing technology. Gneuss’ fully automatic rotary filtration systems and screen changers operate continuously, and they are fully automatic and pressure constant. The company's environmentally friendly measurement technology products include the mercury-free NTX series of pressure transducers and temperature sensors that meet the highest requirements. The innovative multi-rotation system extruder offers new possibilities in devolatilization, allowing undried and uncrystallized PET bottle flakes to be processed directly into high-quality end products.

Green Innovations
Solon, Ohio

Green Innovations is a plastic recycling company that specializes in helping plastic manufactures develop landfill-free production systems.  The company moves large volumes of excess scrap to ensure the greatest preservation of land and energy.  As the only provider of the Landfill Free philosophy, Green Innovations offers the best in post-industrial and post-consumer scrap recycling.  The firm believes everyone from individual to corporation has the ability to make an effort in contributing to a green movement in a sustainable way.

Green Line Polymers, Inc.
Findlay, Ohio

Green Line Polymers is a dependable resource for the disposal of high density polyethylene
(HDPE) plastic scrap material.  Green Line Polymers purchases a variety of HDPE plastic scrap to be used in the manufacturing of N-12 MEGA GREEN products which are produced by its parent company, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.  From high-molecular weight to injection grade polyethylene, Green Line Polymers offers a range of recycling options.

Gulfstream Recycling
North America
561-922-5220 ext. 101

Gulfstream has more than 30 years experience purchasing, recycling, baling and grinding loads of post-consumer and post-industrial PET, HDPE, LDPE, PVC, polypropylene, polystyrene and cardboard. Gulfstream also accepts soda bottles, milk jugs, films, grocery bags, plastic pallets, strapping, slip sheets, blister packaging, purging, regrinds, trim scrap, used packaging and more. The firm specializes in the design and implementation of full service recycling programs for industries, such as national grocery and retail chains, distribution centers, manufacturers, municipalities, airports and logistics providers. Gulfstream also sells Gaylord boxes, recycling equipment and recycling bins for use in any recycling program.

Herbold USA
North Smithfield, Rhode Island          

Herbold Meckesheim USA  is a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of a wide range of size reduction equipment for the plastics and recycling industries. Its products are used in a variety of applications from traditional to innovative and include: granulators, shredders, pulverizers, plastcompactors, wash lines, thermal dryers and fully integrated systems.

Hyperplastics S.A. de C.V.
Mexico D.F, Mexico

A top recycler and trader of almost any polymer (PP, LDPE, HDPE, PET, PS, PC, PA, ABS), Hyperplastics has several grinding and baling facilities strategically located throughout Mexico and two recycling plants where we recycle PE, PP and PS. Hyperplastics’ material is being shipped all over the world.

Indorama Ventures
Charlotte, North Carolina

Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL), listed in Thailand (IVL.TB), is a leader in polyester manufacturing with a global footprint across Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Its PET resin and polyester fiber products are used in many applications such as food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical packaging as well as engineering resins and textiles and yarns. IVL also manufactures PTA and ethylene oxide.

Jelliff Corp.
Hickory, North Carolina

Jelliff’s state-of-the-art facility, located in Hickory, North Carolina, manufactures and supplies all types of extruder pack screens used by the plastics recycling industry. These screens are available in both plain steel and stainless steel alloys. Jelliff can supply various diameter screens as single or spot-weld packs. The company also produces all types of wire cloth cylinders and aluminum bound packs, made to customer specifications.

Jordan Reduction Solutions   
Birmingham, Alabama

Jordan Reduction Solutions, OEM successor to Mitts and Merrill, leads the way as one of the oldest established manufacturers of industrial shredders, grinders and granulators in the U.S. With more than 150 years of continuous service, JRS has supplied quality size reduction equipment to various facilities processing plastic, rubber, paper, metals and other diverse materials. Contact the company today and let it show you how a JRS-designed system can meet your most demanding material processing needs.

JT Environmental Consulting    
Orlando, Florida         

JT Environmental Consulting has been assisting organizations nationally for more than a decade in obtaining and maintaining compliance to their certifications.  JT Environmental can perform compliance audits, downstream vendor audits, internal audits, OSHA and EPA mitigation assistance, as well as assist to gain the following certifications: e-Stewards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001, RIOS and R2.  The firm's professional and qualified consultants provide top-notch consultation, and the company's experience spans the fields of auditing, data security, energy, environmental, engineering, e-scrap, food safety, green building, materials, quality, safety, security and more.

Kal-Trading, Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Kal-Trading is a large recycler and compounder as well as a distributor of plastic raw materials.  The company offers cost effective solutions with recycled, compounded and virgin materials.  Consistency in quality, supplies and customised solutions are central to the company, and it offers contractual annual agreements to reduce costs of material disposal.  For compounding needs, the firm's buy list includes plastic scrap, lumps, regrind, and spruce and runners.  The firm works to develop long-term relationships with suppliers and customers.

Wichita, Kansas

Kice Industries, Inc. manufactures a complete line of bulk handling equipment, including Kice Multi-Aspirators for separating dust, fines, labels, angel hair and snakeskins from virgin and regrind plastics, such as PVC, PET bottle flake, ABS, HIPS and PE. The Kice Multi-Aspirator will dedust all types of plastic regrind and pellets. Other Kice equipment includes granulator evacuation systems, dust control equipment, vacuum, positive pressure conveying systems and railcar loading and unloading systems.

MCS Industries, Inc.
Easton, Pennsylvania

MCS is a vertically integrated North American manufacturer of consumer products. MCS purchases EPS in small and large quantities as a primary material. It also purchases various other scrap styrene materials. The company seeks to facilitate a network of plastic scrap suppliers who will collect and densify EPS at their local facilities and enter into equipment leases and supply agreements with MCS. The company is the largest producer of picture frames, decorative framed mirrors and architectural moldings in the world. MCS' customer base includes some of the largest retailers in North America: Walmart, Target, Michaels, Lowe's and Home Depot.

Modern Dispersions, Inc.
Leominster, Massachusetts

 Modern Dispersions Incorporated,  is a leading manufacturer and compounder of quality black masterbatch and specialty compounds for the thermoplastics industry.  The company's products are used to manufacture articles in many markets and provide end-use functionality in areas such as UV protection, static dissipation and extending product lifetime.  MDI products can be found in extrusion, films, FDA packaging, wire and cable, geotextiles, fibers, pipe, and automotive applications and compounding.

Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Summerville, Georgia

 Mohawk Industries, Inc., the world's largest floor covering company, is also the largest domestic PET recycler in the U.S. Mohawk purchases more than 200 million pounds of recycled PET containers per year from curbside programs and turns them into EverStrand carpet fiber.

Newport CH International LLC
Orange, California

Since 2003, Newport CH International LLC has grown to be one of the largest recycled material exporters in the United States.  The company is an international trading company focused on the purchasing and direct export sale of recycled paper, plastics and metals to China and other parts of Asia.  For the past five years, the U.S. Journal of Commerce has consistently ranked Newport CH as one of the top three exporters of recyclable material.  The company is currently hiring brokers to represent the plastics division in regional areas around the U.S.

Nexus Resin Group LLC
Mystic, Connecticut

Nexus Resin Group (NRG) is a diversified full-service resin distribution company for prime, off grade, compounded and reprocessed materials.  Partnered with 10 North American petrochemical producers, NRG specializes in PE, PP, PS, PET and engineering materials, and it features 12 major warehouse distribution points in North America.  NRG has a state-of-the-art facility in Orange, Texas for scrap handling, recycling, reprocessing, blending and packaging, which gives the company the ability to create products in demand for the global marketplace.  Dedicated to the highest standards, NRG has a multitude of products and capabilities for the plastics industry.

Nordson Corp. Polymer Processing Systems
Roswell, Georgia        

Nordson Corp. Polymer Processing Systems, a line of business within Nordson Corporation, provides customers with a uniquely broad range of technologies for melting, conditioning, dispensing and shaping plastics.  Nordson manufactures precision melt stream components, starting with screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding and then proceeding downstream to dies for film, sheet, coating and pellet production.  In between are a diversity of critical components, such as filtration systems, pumps and valves.

Pellenc ST America, Inc.        
Fort Mill, South Carolina        
803-396-3990  ext. 210          

Pellenc ST develops, produces and markets optical machines for high-speed, contact-free detection for sorting many different types of waste material: plastics, cardboard, wood, metals and minerals. The products sorted come from the packaging industry as well as the industrial, electronics, computer, automotive and construction sectors. The technologies used to sort these materials are near infrared, middle infrared, vision and induction technologies. More than 700 machines are already installed in more than 40 countries, and 70 percent of the turnover comes from export.

Shelton, Connecticut    

PerkinElmer is a leading manufacturer of analytical instrumentation for identifying and testing plastics.  These tests can assist in the sorting and identification of materials from a variety of plastics (sheets, pellets, bottles and more). Additionally, testing can be performed to determine blends, fillers, additives and moisture content.  All of these tests will enhance your ability to quickly determine what can be done with material.

Perpetual Recycling    
Summerville, Georgia

Perpetual Recycling Solutions is a high-quality manufacturer of post-consumer recycled PET (rPET) resin, and the company currently serves the plastic packaging industry from its Richmond, Indiana location.  The company opened a landmark, state-of-the-art facility in January 2013, and it has capacity to produce 100 million pounds annually of rPET flake for food grade and non-food grade applications. As a result, the company partners with industry to create sustainable packaging that is suitable for direct-contact plastic food packaging. Perpetual Recycling Solutions offers high-quality, innovative, sustainable products and is committed to improving the community and environment long term.

Plastic Technologies, Inc.       
Holland, Ohio

For more than 25 years, Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) has been an independent, comprehensive, consulting partner to the global plastics, packaging and recycling industry. Our all-in-one approach ensures rapid and accurate results. We can assist you in determining the recyclability of a resin, flake, additive, colorant, label or thermoform. We can perform testing protocols from Bottle-to-Bottle to Thermoform Recycling applications. The company's results provide the critical information on the performance attributes of recycled-content products.

Plastics Forming Enterprise     
Amherst, New Hampshire  

PFE is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, marking its time as a leading independent laboratory providing consultation for the recyclability of plastics, rigid packaging and bioplastics. Consumer product companies worldwide rely on PFE's range of services. Utilizing our analytical laboratory and pilot facility, we have the capability to perform test protocols for PET and various other non-PET materials for post-consumer evaluations. PFE plays a key role in upgrading existing facilities and developing new technologies. The firm's goal is to deliver practical answers and provide clients with the knowledge, tools and technologies they need to make sound business decisions.

Joliette, Québec

Plastrec was founded in 1992 and is located in Joliette, Québec. The company is ranked among the largest PET reclaimers in North America, recycling more than 80 million pounds of PET bottles annually.  In addition to making a food grade recycled resin (post-consumer), Plastrec continues to provide washed PET flake.  Plastrec mainly purchases post-consumer bottles from municipal  curbside programs in Québec, Ontario and the U.S.  By staying up to speed with today’s markets and new consumer products, we ensure that their components do not interfere with quality.  The company’s high precision, personalized technology permits it to make a food grade recycled resin that meets the toughest applications.

Polyvel, Inc.
Hammonton, New Jersey

Polyvel is a plastics compounder committed to the development and marketing of specialty
thermoplastic additive masterbatches. Polyvel offers a wide array of standard products combined with rapid response to the development of customized solutions for each customer application.  In addition to its custom capability, the company has a large number of standard products that serve the recycling industry.  Polyvel works with nearly all grades of thermoplastics, including PLA and other biopolymers.

Prime Plastic Products, Inc.
Vista, California

Prime Plastic Products, Inc. is a quality supplier of thermoplastic resins and regrinds. With manufacturing facilities and additional distribution points throughout the U.S., Prime Plastic is strategically located to serve clients quickly and efficiently. With a team of in-house customer service professionals and direct sales people throughout the country, Prime Plastics is prepared to provide exemplary service.

Purolator - EFP
Houston, Texas

Purolator EFP is the world's largest manufacturer of wire mesh extruder screens with manufacturing facilities in Houston, Shelby, North Carolina and Quzhou, China. The company offers local EFP polymer filtration specialists to solve your toughest filtration problem backed by quality, dependability and on-time delivery. Purolator can provide customized solutions for your specific application including: improved filtration efficiency, longer on-stream life, lower unit cost, gel removal, regional manufacturing and stocking for immediate delivery.

RJM International, Inc. 
Tustin, California        

RJM International, Inc., established in 1991, is based in Southern California and has offices in Asia, Europe and South America.  RJM has been specializing in importing, exporting, compounding and distributing plastic resins.  The firm is devoted to the plastic industry by recycling, compounding and distributing plastic materials in all forms, such as post-industrial, post-consumer scraps and regrinds.  It also supplies prime resins.  The company maximizes the value of scraps and promote effective utilization of limited resources.

S+S Inspection, Inc.
Bartlett, Illinois

S+S is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and developers of inspection, separating and sorting systems. S+S systems are used in process, packaging and production lines throughout industry and in the specialized preparation of materials for recycling. The company's customers operate in a wide variety of industries, including food, pharmaceuticals, plastics, wood, glass and recycling.

Satake USA, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Satake USA offers a comprehensive range of advanced optical inspection systems utilizing visual, infrared, UV and full color Cameras. These technologies are used to remove defects and contaminants from good flakes, pellets or regrind.  Satake USA develops and manufactures optical inspection systems for post consumer and industrial sorting applications as well as high resolution machines for virgin resins. For more information, please contact Satake USA at vision@satake-usa.com.

Cambridge, Ontario

Shred-Tech designs and manufactures custom reduction, recycling and shredding machinery for a variety of waste applications.  Materials including e-waste, metals, tires, documents, medical waste, plastics, wood and packaged products can be destroyed, size reduced and separated.  With more than 2,000 systems installed worldwide, the company is recognized globally for first-class products and commitment to engineering innovation and quality.

Sigma Recycling, Inc./Gemini Corporation N.V.
Norcross, Georgia

Sigma Recycling, Inc., and associated company Gemini Corp. N.V., have more than 100 professionals around the world to add value to their worldwide trading operations. Sigma’s main divisions are recyclable plastics, shredded steel and wood. The company operates worldwide including in China, India, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the U.S. and Europe. Sigma is committed to meeting customer requirements and enhancing customer satisfaction through continual improvement of its services and quality management.

Southern Heat Corp.
Cartersville, Georgia

Southern Heat Corp. is an industry-leading stocking distributor of temperature and pressure components.  Focusing on the plastics industry, the company puts a premium on customers' process control requirements.  It offers a range of products from trusted manufacturers, including electrical heaters, thermocouples/rtd’s, temperature and pressure controllers/indicators, contactors/ssr/power controllers, melt pressure transducers, rupture disk, insulation blankets, wire and accessories.  That range enables the firm to support plants' process-control needs, therefore allowing consolidation of PO's and vendors.  The company aim is to provide the highest quality part, quickest delivery and technical support for the best price.

Star Plastics, Inc.
Milwood, West Virginia

Star Plastics, Inc is a custom compounder of engineering grade thermoplastics and has been in the plastics processing business for over 25 years.  As a full-service plastics company, the company offers custom color compounding, tolling services and material trading - all designed to help you bring value to your material.  From e-waste to post consumer products or post industrial products, Star Plastics can process nearly any form plastics in the market today, making them a great partner in plastics!

Starlinger & Co Ges m.b.H     
Vienna, Austria           

Starlinger, a global leader in bottle-to-bottle PET recycling, manufactures the "RecoStar" PET iV+ extrusion line and Viscotec's ViscoStar Solid State Polycondensation (SSP) reactor that produces FDA LNO rPET (approved for pellets of flake).  The RecoStar/ViscoStar solution provides versatility, iV control, contaminant control and high-quality FDA LNO RPET.  The recycling of HDPE bottles for food contact is one of Starlinger’s turnkey applications, well known for its excellent decontamination values.  Starlinger also manufactures lines for recycling of polyolefin and nylons.  Demonstration lines are available in the U.S. and Austria.

Steinert US      
Walton, Kentucky       

Established in the United States in 2003, Steinert US is the North American headquarters of Steinert Elektromagnetbau GmbH, a global leader in separation technology solutions for the scrap, waste, recycling and mining industries.  The company manufactures a complete line of magnetic and sensor-sorting equipment designed to separate and recover a wide range of materials.  Driven by innovation and focused on satisfaction, Steinert combines more than 120 years of superior technical expertise with world-class customer service to deliver the most reliable machinery in the industry.

STF Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina

STF Group is the leading manufacturer of plastics recycling and washing machinery for PET post-consumer bottles, with more than 50 turnkey plants and individual machines delivered worldwide.  STF recycles more than 130,000 tons per year of PET bottles into high quality rPET-flakes and granules and is therefore the biggest PET-recycler in Europe.  STF builds machinery with the competence of a recycler.  The company's products are sold in North America exclusively through Zimmer America Corporation.

TKO Polymers
Atlanta, Georgia          

TKO Polymers is a plastics recycling company based in Atlanta that has been in existence for more than 15 years and promotes sustainable asset management.  The company's key employees have more than 100 years of combined plastics experience with resin suppliers, recyclers and compounders. In addition, TKO has more than 40,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing area which includes baling, grinding, sorting and other processes.  The company prides itself on understanding both engineering and commodity plastics as well as the needs of customers and suppliers.

Tradepro, Inc.
North Miami, Florida 

Tradepro, Inc. is an established importer, exporter and domestic supplier of plastic materials in both raw and finished product forms. With more than 20 years of experience, our international company specializes in the recycling, sale and shipping of plastic raw materials. In order to better serve the global marketplace, we have offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Our expert ability to locate high volumes of plastic scrap and off-grades results in substantial overall economic savings in the manufacturing process.

Norcross, Georgia       

Trendelkamp LP is the Americas subsidiary of Trendelkamp Technologie GmbH.  Trendelkamp is an expert when it comes to efficient operation of extrusion equipment, manufacturing solutions for melt filtration, granular classification, material diverting/mixing and extruder degassing.  The company delights customers worldwide with meticulous attention to product detail, a strong desire for solving unique problems and superior customer support.  Trendelkamp works closely with leading manufacturers of extrusion equipment to make their lines as efficient and functional as possible.

UNTHA Shredding Technology, Inc.
Hampton, New Hampshire

For more than 40 years, UNTHA shredding technology has been a reliable and exceptional partner in size reduction for the plastics and recycling industry. Utilizing cutting-edge technology and a highly qualified staff, the company develops and produces innovative and custom-made shredding solutions.

Waste Management
Houston, Texas

Waste Management currently handles 8 million tons of commodities annually through a nationwide network of recycling facilities. Waste Management purchases virtually any type of recyclable commodity: office paper, newspaper, cardboard, electronics, metals, plastics (post- consumer and post-industrial) and even the most challenging materials.

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AAA Polymer, Inc.
Brooklyn, New York

AAA Polymer, Inc. has been supplying plastic liners and stretch film in the New York City area for the past 39 years.  It is a family owned and operated company that has a reputation of providing the highest quality products and superb service to all of its customers.  AAA Polymer, Inc. provides plastic recycling services for businesses nationwide.  The company started in 1974 with the intention of showing that customers come first.  That vision along with over 90 years of plastic material experience has become AAA Polymer 2013.

DAK Americas LLC
Charlotte, North Carolina

DAK Americas is one of the largest integrated producers of PET resin in the world (4.3 billion pounds per year).  DAK is also the largest producer of polyester staple fibers in the Americas and produces monomers/ingredients as well as specialty polymers.  DAK is focused on sustainability, using recycled and renewable raw materials through its GreenPET business.  DAK operates five production facilities in the Southeast U.S. as well as facilities in Mexico and Argentina.

Marglen Industries      
Rome, Georgia

Marglen Industries is a Georgia manufacturer that produces PET pellet and polyester textile fiber, both of which are made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET. Marglen offers a  post-consumer rPET pellet that can be used in both food grade and non-food grade applications. Marglen also has a Letter of Non-Objection from the FDA that approves its process for manufacturing a food grade resin. In addition, the company manufactures 100 percent post-consumer staple fiber used in carpet, fiber fill, needle punch non-wovens and other textile products.

Parallel Products
Louisville, Kentucky

For more than 20 years, Parallel Products has been a pioneer in the development of innovative technologies for the recycling of deposit beverage containers.  The company’s processes have leveraged the best available technologies for the processing (de-bale, grinding, optical sorting, flake purification) of these materials.  Parallel Products now offers these services to the plastic industry.

Polar Beverages
Worcester, Massachusetts

Polar Beverages is a fourth-generation, family-owned business that traces its roots back to 1882. Polar Beverages is the largest privately held, independent-bottling company in the country today. Though it has changed in size, Polar is proud that it still holds on to the same values as its previous generations, including the tradition of providing the highest quality beverages available at affordable prices.

PQ Recycling LLC     
Farmingdale, New York          

Located on Long Island, New York, PQ Recycling is a leading reclaimer of deposit redemption PET feedstocks and a manufacturer of high quality 100 percent post-consumer bottle flake with a Letter of Non-Objection for direct food contact.  PQ Recycling operates as the reclaiming arm of PolyQuest, Inc., which is North America's leading distributor of virgin PET resin, a manufacturer of food contact approved rPET pellets and a value added processor of post-industrial PET/polyester scrap.

Schupan Recycling
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Schupan Recycling, a division of Schupan and Sons, Inc., has more than two decades of experience as Michigan’s premier beverage container processor and materials marketer. Schupan’s state-of-the-art Michigan facilities process hundreds of millions of pounds of PET, aluminum cans and glass bottles per year. When it comes to PET recycling, Schupan Recycling is proud of its track record of providing the industry's highest quality processed PET.

Talco Plastics, Inc.
Corona, California

A leading supplier of custom compounded commodity, engineering and post-consumer resin, Talco Plastics’ recycling services maintain the largest and most versatile inventory of quality recycled plastics in the Western U.S.

TOMRA of North America
Shelton, Connecticut

TOMRA creates sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity. Our products, services and partnerships focus on: Collection Solutions (reverse vending, balers and material handling) and Sorting Solutions (for the recycling, mining, and food processing industries).

Albany, New York     

UltrePET LLC is a leading national recycler of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic resins. UltrePET receives as raw material mixed color PET bales, shredded PET or dirty ground PET and converts these feedstocks into finished resins sold in competition with virgin PET for use in bottle, sheet, engineered resin, fine denier fiber and strapping applications.