Recycling Conference 2019
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
Aaron Equipment Company
Aaron Equipment has a large inventory of reconditioned, unused and used models of plastics equipment. Aaron's plastic machinery includes blow molding, cast film, compounding, dryers, down-stream, single and twin screw extruders, mixers, pelletizers, shredders, winding and other types of plastics equipment.
Aaron Industries Corp. has become a leader in recycled plastic
innovation and is one of the largest recycled resin compounders in the
Northeast. The company prides itself on formulating to customer
specifications with 200 various grades of PS, PE and PP to choose from.
American Cutting Edge, A Division
of CB Mfg.
American Cutting Edge manufactures knives and blades used in a wide
variety of industries from converting and packaging to primary plastics
production and recycling. If a product needs to be cut during the
manufacturing process, their technical expertise and manufacturing
capacity can provide the cutting edge to do the job. The company’s goal
is to produce knives specifically for application that perform at the
highest levels considering the specified needs of the process. Whether
the requirement is sharpness, toughness, long life or other unique
features, American Cutting Edge can help to specifically craft a knife
or blade that meets production needs.
AMVT LLC supplies optical color sorters for plastic application
including color separation and material separation. The company has a
wide range of sorters for a variety of throughput requirements and
different type of materials (regrind, flake, pellet). AMVT will have an
operational sorter at its PRC booth for live demonstration.
ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC RECYCLERS
AMVT LLC supplies optical color sorters for plastic application including color separation and material separation. The company has a wide range of sorters for a variety of throughput requirements and different type of materials (regrind, flake, pellet). AMVT will have an operational sorter at its PRC booth for live demonstration.
Avangard Innovative is a premier sustainable solutions provider headquartered in Houston, Texas, with branch offices and operating plants located around the world. As one of the largest recyclers in North America and Latin America, the company offers full-service recycling solutions at all levels of the process. Its Natura Program assists clients in reaching zero waste initiatives, while providing the firm with a stream of raw material feedstock to process and market to clients for manufacturing purposes.
Helluva Container, a Balcon Enterprises company, is one of the largest
providers of FIBC Bulk Bags and used Gaylord Boxes in the United
States. The firm also buys used Gaylord boxes. The company has
distribution locations across the country and is able to ship products
Elk Point, South Dakota
BritAS GmbH manufactures the ABMF series, an automatic belt melt filter. This machine enables regranulate quality to remain constantly high while the contamination is discharged out with a very low loss of melt. By an intermediate container for the melt, the upstream extruder is permanently running. The ABMF is automated, clean and has a high filtration fineness up to 50 micrometers.
Bunting Magnetics Co. is a one stop source for recycling equipment used
in plastics recycling facilities. For shredder, grinder or granulator
OEM companies that are preparing a system to provide customers a more
complete or turnkey system, Bunting Magnetics Co. can contribute the
separation equipment needed to complete the job. Additionally, the
company’s engineering team produces the models and drawings to drop
into systems to ensure a smooth project completion.
Champion Polymer Recycling
Champion Polymer Recycling has a complete recycling network in place for efficient plastic 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 Water Technologies, LLC. Recycled material streams represents 85 to 90 percent of the company’s total resin usage. Infiltrator Water Technologies, LLC manufactures a complete line of products for the onsite wastewater industry such as septic tanks and accessories, leach field products including gravelless chambers and geo-synthetic aggregate products.
Circular Polymers LLC
Circular Polymers converts post-consumer carpet into fiber and pellet.
The company also produces post-consumer calcium carbonate in different
grades. The firm offers PET, PP and Nylon 66.
Converge Engineering LLC
Converge Engineering LLC. is a leader in providing conveyors and
complete processing equipment solutions for plastics, metals, waste and
electronics recycling. Converge Engineering’s diverse array of talents
include consulting, system integration, 3D-point cloud scanning, 3D
drafting, mechanical engineering, electrical and controls design, UL
Listed control panel manufacturing, metal fabrication and project
management to offer a single point of accountability with deep
CTC Plastics is a minority-owned ISO certified company. The company
specializes in custom compounding of commodity grade recycled certified
automotive resins and general purpose resins. Additionally, CTC’s wide
range of capabilities include compression and injection molding. The
company is one of the largest manufacturers of strong, lightweight
thermoplastic composite pallets, offering both heavy duty reusable and
lightweight export single use plastic pallets made from 100 percent
Cumberland / AEC
Founded in 1939, Cumberland boasts a tradition of engineering
excellence for its granulators and shredders. Cumberland Granulators
and Shredders deliver efficient and reliable size reduction solutions
for a wide range of industries. AEC’s roots date back to 1957, and has
established itself as the go-to solutions provider supplying
temperature control, process cooling, blending, drying, conveying and
size reduction applications in the plastic processing, food and
New Berlin, Wisconsin
DongGuan Armost Recycling-Tech.
DongGuan Armost Recycling-Tech. Co., Ltd. was founded in 2013, focusing on plastics recycling solutions. Integrating the whole system, the company offers innovation for dust removal, washing, and silicon and rubber separation. It also specializes in the electrostatic separation process. The company was a winner of Ringier Technology Innovation Awards in 2016 and 2017.
Eagle Vizion, founded in 2006, had the vision of making optical sorting
accessible to all sectors of the waste and post-consumer industry. The
company’s purpose is to make machines that are flexible and adaptable
to customer’s needs. Eagle Vizion’s NIR optical sorters are designed to
detect and separate different types of materials such as PET, HDPE
natural, HDPE Color, PVC, PP, PS and more. Eagle Vizion sells machinery
either directly to the end user or through a qualified systems
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. Within its specialty plastics business, Eastman sells resins in pellet form that molders and extruders process into literally hundreds of end uses. The Eastman Embrace family of resin is extruded into shrink film used as beverage, food, and personal care shrink labels. Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions, while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and employs approximately 14,000 people.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ecopuro is a research and development company focused on advanced materials technology development. The company’s goal is licensing Ecopuro’s breakthrough technologies with leading companies in each industry in a defined geographical region, giving our partners a significant advantage over their competition.
EFS-Plastics is a leading manufacturer of 100% post-consumer recycled
(PCR) resins, with manufacturing plants in Listowel, Ontario and
Hazleton, Pa. They offer high quality 100 percent PCR LDPE for blown
film extrusion, PP for injection molding, HDPE for blow molding and
extrusion. All of their resins are certified for 100 percent PCR
Elkem Silicones is one of the world's leading fully integrated silicone
manufacturers. With over 50 years of experience, the company offers a
wide variety of silicone products. Elkem Silicones has introduced a new
line of SILCOLAPSE brand foam control additives that provides broad
utility at various temperatures and pH levels for plastics recycling
applications. These products are domestically-produced and deliver
excellent performance at competitive prices.
East Brunswick, New Jersey
ENTEK is a U.S.-based manufacturer of turnkey production extrusion systems, twin-screw extruders, and components. The company is a leading supplier of extrusion technology for natural fiber-plastic composites, pelletizing, custom compounding, specialty sheet lines, food and medical applications. ENTEK’s highly trained engineering department helps companies optimize production and the company’s turnkey expertise helps customers establish complete plant-wide operations, often from the ground up.
Eriez manufactures equipment that removes metal from plastics to improve product purity, protect valuable equipment and increase production uptime. The company's eddy current separators remove aluminum, brass and copper from plastic, delivering the highest purity and yield. In addition, its metal detectors and separators protect shredders and granulators from all types of metals and remove metal from regrind. Eriez vbratory feeders and screeners convey and screen materials with accuracy and quick changeovers, and the company's PolyMag process enables the separation of mixed resin regrind for post-industrial recycling. Eriez is known for making the most powerful rare earth magnetic separators, which are produced in 12 plant locations worldwide.
Ettlinger North America
Ettlinger North America LP, is now a proud member of the Maag Group. With its North American headquarters in Atlanta, the company produces a complete line of continuous melt filters for the recycling, compounding, sheet, film and strapping industries. The company's ERF and ECO rotating drum melt filters are well known for their ability to remove difficult contaminants such as paper, wood, foil, PET, rubber, silicone, black specs and gels. The newest melt filter (ECO) brings many benefits to PET processors specifically. With the ERF350 and ERF500 throughputs up to 12,000lbs/hr are possible even with high amounts of contamination.
Evergreen Plastics was founded in 1998 by Polychem Corporation and is a PET bottle recycling facility that uses state of the art technology to convert baled PET bottles into food grade flakes and pellets. Since its inception, Evergreen Plastics has used curbside baled PET as the main source of raw material; diverting millions of pounds of material from the landfills monthly and converting it to flakes, pellets and strapping for the packaging industry. All Evergreen Plastics products are environmentally friendly as they are made using 100 percent recycled PET.
Felplast Inc is a post-industrial plastics recycling business operating in Dalton, Ga. since 2006. The company is committed to repurpose waste back into the original products and oftentimes into unrelated products, contributing to the improvement of the environment through recycling. In time, Felplast Inc has created solid relationships with industry leading manufacturers and also temporary relationships with smaller companies for individual projects. In addition to suppliers and customers throughout the United States, the company’s years of international business experience has opened doors to a global marketplace that includes Mexico, Italy, China and India to name a few.
Carmignano di Brenta, Italy
Fimic is dedicated to the production of machineries for melt filtration in the plastic recycling field. The firm offers three types of automatic and continuous filters for a screening process without the need of an operator. Fimic entered the plastic recycling field during the production of guillotines, which the company still produces with an offer of highly customized equipment.
Firstar Fiber, Inc.
First Star Recycling, in its 21st year of business, operates Nebraska’s largest MRF in Omaha and a baling plant in Lincoln. Between the two and its brokerage service, First Star processes and markets over 100,000 tons annually drawn from residential and commercial generators from throughout the Midwest. In October 2016 Omaha and surrounding communities and First Star became the country’s first to permanently adopt the Hefty EnergyBag program to divert hard-to-recycle plastics from landfills. Residential and commercial generators participate in the program by purchasing the special orange bags to collect a wide range of not-readily recyclable plastics, e.g., chip and snack bags. This program has enabled First Star to divert these hard-to-recycle plastics from landfill, by instead sending the filled orange bags to be used as a feedstock for plastic lumber or as an alternative fuel source, and as a heat source for making cement.
Flottweg Separation Technology,
Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc. is a manufacturer of decanter
centrifuges, separators, belt presses and processing systems. The
company has more than 60 years of experience building mechanical
solid-liquid separation equipment, and has installed over 10,000
machines worldwide. The firm’s patented Flottweg Sorticanter ensures
economical recycling by separating different types of plastic on the
basis of different densities. Numerous Flottweg Sorticanter machines
are used all over the world in various applications.
Gamma Meccanica North America
Gamma Meccanica SpA is a leader in the recycling extrusion equipment
market, promoting green equipment solutions for reprocessing low-bulk
density, heavily printed and high-residual-moisture plastic materials
using turnkey, force-feed, cutter-compactor and conventional reclaim
systems. The company offers sales, service, installation, spare parts
and consulting for North America with it's exclusive sales agency,
Innovative Recycling Solutions, LLC.
Greer, South Carolina
Matthews, North Carolina
With more than 30 years of experience and over 60 patents, Gneuss has made a name for itself as a supplier of innovative solutions for the plastics industry. The company offers filtration Technology, measurement technology and processing technology. Its fully automatic rotary filtration systems and screen changers operate continuously, fully automatic and pressure constant. Its environmentally friendly measurement technology products include the mercury-free NTX series of pressure transducers and temperature sensors that meet highest requirements. The innovative multi-rotation system extruder MRS offers new possibilities in devolatilization, allowing the processing of undried and uncrystallized PET bottle flakes directly into high quality end products.
HC International Industry Inc.
Little Neck, New York
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Herbold USA is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and installation of size reduction equipment for the plastics and recycling industries. The company’s products are used in both traditional and innovative applications, including: granulators, shredders, pulverizers, plastcompactors, wash lines, thermal dryers and fully integrated systems.
Hosokawa Polymer Systems
Hosokawa Polymer Systems manufacturers granulators, film/fiber
recovery, dedusting/separation and recycling systems. The company
offers granulators from 3 to 600 HP, covering injection and blow
molding, extrusion, film and more. Additionally, the firm offers
dedusting systems and air separators which are used for fines removal,
fiber separation and other applications. Through standard or custom
configurations, Hosokawa Polymer Systems' granulators and systems can
handle production requirements from the routine to the most challenging.
IHS Markit offers regional and global analysis that deliver a
comprehensive view of world markets for plastics and polymers, from
upstream feedstocks to downstream applications. Manufacturers,
purchasers, strategic planners, traders, financial analysts and
end-users gain the essential insight and information needed to optimize
resources, maximize profits and make sound business decisions.
Institute of Scrap Recycling
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry." ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., ISRI provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than half a million Americans with good jobs.
Jordan Reduction Solutions
Jordan Reduction Solutions leads the way as one of the oldest
established manufacturers of industrial shredders, grinders and
granulators in the United States. With over 160 years of continuous
service, the company has supplied quality size reduction equipment to
facilities processing plastic, rubber, paper, metals, composites and
other diverse materials.
Kal-Polymers a Division of
Kal-Polymers, a division of Kal-Trading Inc., is a large custom compounder of recycled resins. The company processes scrap into reusable regrind and reprocessed pellets. The firm buys post-industrial plastic scrap through long term scrap management programs, spot purchases for compounding needs and offers cost saving solutions in the form of compounded pellets/regrinds. Kal-Polymers also has the capability to process pellets from scrap auto parts, films, sheets, skeletons, trims, fluff, fines/powder, purge and drools with paint, print, barrier, lamination, co-extruded and coated.
Krones is a world leader manufacturer for fully integrated packaging
and bottling line systems. The company’s products include a
comprehensive portfolio of PET bottle stretch blow molders along with
leading-edge technical knowledge of PET packaging design.
Sustainability is a core principle that has been the catalyst for the
development of Krones PET recycling systems. The firm supplies turnkey
solutions for PET recycling, bottle sortation, wash lines and
KTI is a non-asset based domestic and international transportation broker. The company specializes in arranging truckload, less than truckload, drayage, rail, and intermodal shipments throughout its large network of contracted carriers.
MacDermid Enthone provides global experience in PET recycling and has
the knowledge to adapt its systems to a variety of operations. The
company’s products are optimized to synergistically clean, control foam
and ensure the separation of plastics with different densities. The
firm follows environmental compliance for its products and is one of
the most trusted suppliers of PET recycling systems.
Mettle Filtration Products
Mettle Filtration Products specializes in custom manufacturing wire
mesh extruder screens. The family-owned company maintains a large
inventory of wire cloth to provide clients with precision filters that
meet their specific needs. Mettle Filtration can also help customers
engineer an economic filtration solution. Most importantly, the company
will make and hold stock for immediate delivery.
Milliken & Company
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Milliken has been solving everyday problems with innovative solutions for more than 150 years. An unwavering commitment to ethics guides their research, design, and manufacturing expertise to redefine how they add strength and protection to products, infuse vibrancy and color into their surroundings, and care for the environment. For the company, success is when discoveries made within Milliken help them all have more meaningful connections with the world.
Newport CH International, LLC
Newport CH International, LLC is one of the leading international trading companies in the world. The company began as a fiber and steel trading company and has successfully expanded into a leading marketer of plastic scrap, shipping nearly 300 million pounds annually. The company offers a wide variety of plastic grades including post-consumer and post-industrial scrap plastic.
Next Generation Recycling Machines
Nordson Polymer Processing Systems
Nordson Polymer Processing Systems provides engineered components to melt, homogenize, filter, meter and give shape to plastic and fluid coating materials. Nordson Corporation leverages the collective plastics industry experience from a series of strategic acquisitions to offer a uniquely broad portfolio of industry-leading technologies. The company delivers a full range of precision melt stream products, including screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding, filtration systems, pumps and valves as well as dies and pelletizing systems.
Novek, LLC is a supplier and trader of recycled plastic materials.
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Omya is a leading global producer of ground and precipitated calcium
carbonate and worldwide distributor of specialty resins,
additives. The company provides a wealth of product solutions for
clientele in industries such as: construction, coatings, inks, paper,
polymers, packaging, food, home care, pharmaceuticals, agriculture,
forestry, water and energy.
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 and industrial, electronics, computer, automotive and construction sectors. The technologies used to sort these materials are near infrared, middle infrared, vision, induction and X-ray technologies.
Pelletron provides dedusting and pneumatic conveying solutions for the plastics recycling industry. The firm’s DeDuster product removes dust and contaminants from regrind and can be used with a grinder, IMM, dryer or under a silo. DeDusters are available in various sizes for capacities from 10 to 200,000 pounds per hour. The company’s pneumatic conveying systems use the pellcon3 conveying process, which involves STRANDPHASE, Pellbow pipe bend and DeDuster technology. The process also relies on specially designed rotary valves for regrind conveying.
Perry Videx is one of the world's leading suppliers of quality used
plastic processing machinery. The company maintains a vast quantity of
recycling equipment in stock at its headquarters in New Jersey. The
company features equipment including extrusion lines, shredders,
granulators , mixers and film/fiber densifiers. each of which can be
inspected in Hainesport, N.J.
Hainseport, New Jersey
Plastics Recycling Update, published by Resource Recycling, Inc., is the leader in providing news and analysis for plastics recovery stakeholders. The publication appears as a quarterly print magazine as well as a weekly e-newsletter, and both feature the latest on resin markets, processing advancements, recycled content usage and much more. Go to resource-recycling.com/plastics/subscribe to subscribe for free.
Plastics Recycling World
Plastics Recycling World is a monthly magazine specifically written for
all companies involved in the conversion of plastics waste to recycled
polymers. Covering key technical developments, market trends, strategic
business issues, company profiles and new product launches, Plastics
Recycling World is 100 percent focused on the specific information
needs of the plastics recycling supply chain.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Hammonton, New Jersey
Polyvel is a plastics compounder committed to the development and marketing of specialty thermoplastic additive masterbatches. The company offers a wide array of standard products combined with a rapid response to the development of customized solutions for customer applications. In addition to the firm’s custom capability, Polyvel has a large number of products that serve and help improve the profitability of companies in the plastic recycling industry.
Satake USA, Inc.
Satake USA offers a comprehensive range of advanced color sorting systems that incorporate CCD, UV, RGB and IR vision technologies. These technologies are used to remove defective product from the stream. The Satake Corporation is involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of sophisticated optical sorting equipment for shipment to customers around the world. The company is considered a leader in optical inspection systems incorporating CCD, UV, RGB and IR vision technologies capable of removing defective products from the product stream.
Secondary Materials Pricing.com
Secondary Materials Pricing.com is the online commodity pricing service
that lists current prices for post-consumer recyclable plastics, paper,
glass, metal and aluminum cans. Plastics pricing includes PET, HDPE,
PP, EPS, film, rigids and commingled materials for eight major regions
across North America. Additionally, 15 PSI paper grades are listed
under the secondary fiber pricing window. All paid members have online
access to over 12 years of historical data.
Odensburg, New York
Soleno Recycling reduces HDPE waste by crushing, washing and purifying. The raw material is trucked to Soleno’s manufacturing plants and transformed into useful pipes with long life spans. These products allow the capture and conveyance of stormwater, while complying with the principles of sustainable development in the implementation of stormwater infrastructure.
Sorema div of Previero N
Anzano del Parco, Italy
With almost 40 years of experience, Sorema has become a point of reference in the design, manufacturing and installation of plastic recycling plants for PET/HDPE bottles, PE/PP film and raffia as well as other products in PE, PP, PET, PA, PS, ABS and fiber. Sorema is a leader in the recycling of packaging and post-consumer materials and offers a wide range of solutions for various systems. Upon request, the company offers modules for upgrading existing plants.
Star Plastics, Inc.
Ravenswood, West Virginia
Star Plastics, Inc. is a dependable compounder of engineering grade thermoplastics. With an accomplished full service laboratory to develop, test, and process materials, the company offers high quality custom color compounding (known for lot-to-lot consistency), plus sourcing, supplying and tolling polymers. Star’s PolymerVault division is a key source for the most reliable, high-quality value-added materials in all forms, with our greatest strength in engineering grade plastics, paired with styrenics and commodity. The team at Star Plastics is responsive to customer requirements with a high level of technical aptitude and strong product knowledge.
STARLINGER & CO. GES.M.B.H.
Starlinger recycling technology and Starlinger Viscotec supplies machinery solutions for recycling and refining plastics such as: PE, PP, PA, PS, BOPP and PET. Starlinger PET recycling systems produces food-safe rPET and is approved for use in food applications by brand owners and national/international authorities. Additionally, the company supplies technology for the decontamination of PET, PP and HDPE flakes and viscosity increase of PET flakes and pellets. The firm's processes comply with FDA/EFSA standards and guarantees excellent cleansing efficiency.
Steinert is the global leader in separation technology solutions for the plastics, waste, mining and scrap industries. Manufacturing a complete line of magnetic and sensor-sorting equipment, the company provides extensive solutions to the plastics recycling sector. Using hyper-spectral imaging, near-infrared and color sorting, Steinert US takes plastic recycling to a new level by separating by color including black plastic and material type, creating greater purity and higher values.
Tecnova specializes in producing extrusion lines for plastic recycling. With more than 30 years of experience, the company provides green solutions for reprocessing various plastics.
UNISENSOR USA, Inc.
With almost 30 years of experience in sensor system technology, UNISENSOR provides cutting edge sorting solutions to the recycling industry. The company’s unique and patented POWERSORT technology, based on high-speed laser spectroscopy, separates different types of plastic, regardless of their color. The revolutionary machine design of UNISENSOR’s new POWERSORT 360 allows the processing of black and mixed plastic shredder fractions with an exceptionally high throughput of up to 10 tons per hour.
US Plastics Recovery
US Plastics Recovery (USPR) purchases plastic scrap from manufacturing
facilities, molders, compounders, thermoformers, color houses, and
national waste management firms. Specialties include PP, HDPE, LDPE,
HIPS, ABS, PC/ABS, nylons (PA) and flexible PVC. The firm removes
contaminants and talc via elutriation, sink-float, and size screeners.
USPR toll shreds, grinds, separates and cleans certain polymers. The
company serves the entirety of North America.
High Point, North Carolina
Vecoplan is a worldwide leader in size reduction technologies. The company designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, and provides ongoing training for a comprehensive range of shredders, granulators and grinders used to recycle all types of plastics. As good as the firm’s machines are, the expertise it has gleaned from decades of practical experience in the field is where Vecoplan really shines.
Melville, New York
Waste Management currently handles 10 million tons of commodities annually through a nationwide network of recycling facilities. The company purchases virtually any type of recyclable commodity: office paper, newspaper, cardboard, electronics, metals, plastics (post- consumer and post-industrial) as well as the most challenging materials.
WEIMA America, Inc.
Fort Mill, South Carolina
WEIMA offers a comprehensive range of plastic shredders and granulators that can handle such plastics as PE, PP, PVC, PS, PU and PET among others. Our machines can process blow molded pieces, pipes and profiles, purge or other production waste such as bottles, fibers or carpet. With the range of equipment and a variety of rotor types, rotor geometries and cutting tools, WEIMA machinery can increase a processing operation's ROI while decreasing a company's environmental footprint.