Plastics Recycling 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Aaron Equipment Company
Aaron Equipment has a large inventory of reconditioned, unused and used 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.
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.
The ACS Group designs, manufactures, markets and supports one of the
most comprehensive lines of auxiliary products for the plastics
processing industry. Formed through a series of acquisitions, the ACS
Group maintains an expansive product line, which includes size
reduction equipment, material conveying equipment, metering and
blending devices, heat exchangers, drying systems and presses. These
products are marketed under such recognizable brand names as AEC,
Sterling, Sterlco, Cumberland, Wabash and Carver. By providing stellar
customer service, customers can be confident that any after-sale needs
such as parts, technical support, on-site service and training will be
quickly and accurately met.
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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.
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.
BALCON ENTERPRISES, INC.
Elk Point, South Dakota
Birch Plastics Inc.
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.
BritAS Recycling-Anlagen GmbH
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.
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.
CADEL DEINKING, SL
CADEL DEINKING, a technical company located in Spain, was created with
the goal to assist converters, printers and plastic recyclers increase
competitiveness on the market. The company’s deinking technology
removes the printed ink from plastic surfaces which makes it possible
to obtain a high value product with the same characteristics of raw
material from low value printed scrap. CADEL DEINKING owns a
demonstration plant that processes material.
San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain
Canuck Compounders Inc.
Canuck Compounders Inc. has over 35 years of custom compounding
experience and its current manufacturing capacity exceeds 40 million
pounds annually. The firm is committed to supplying product and
services which meets both the expectations and needs of the clientele.
Through extensive development capabilities, Canuck Compounders’ mission
is to manufacture materials with the highest combination of
performance, processing and cost efficiency.
Clear Path Recycling
Clear Path Recycling recycles post-consumer PET bottles to produce
recycled PET (RPET) flake and byproducts.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
CMG Granulators & Shredders
CMG is a manufacturer and distributor of granulators and single shaft
shredders which are impeccably designed and quality controlled to
assure an excellent return of investment. CMG offers equipment and
solutions for tough regrind challenges. The company distributes
worldwide and has a North American tech center in Michigan. The tech
center offers equipment demonstrations, application trial grinds, part
inventory and granulator-shredder stock.
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
Custom Polymers PET
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. The firm also extrudes 30 million pounds of post-consumer
resin that is LNO approved by the FDA for direct food and beverage
applications. Custom Polymers PET is a proud member of APR and can ship
material via truck, bulk and rail.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Custom Polymers, Inc.
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. A team of experienced professionals, a solid
financial base and a dedication to customer service have helped Custom
Polymers, Inc. develop and maintain long-term partnerships with both
buyers and suppliers worldwide. The firm is a proud member of the
Association of Plastic Recyclers.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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 type of materials such as PET, HDPE
natural, HDPE Color, PVC, PP, PS and more. The firm sells its machinery
either directly to the end user or through a qualified systems
eFACTOR3, LLC brings together a keen understanding of environmental,
engineering and equipment issues. eFACTOR3 offers a variety of
pre-shredding, shredding and granulating equipment along with conveying
and separation equipment systems. Whatever is intended to be recycled
or turned into an alternative fuel, eFACTOR3 provides custom solutions
to meet any need.
Pineville, North Carolina
EFS-plastics is a leading manufacturer of post consumer recycled
plastics resins. The company generates high quality, clean PCR repro
resin, offering injection molding grade of PP and extrusion/blow
molding grades of PE. The firm is one of the largest manufacturers of
LDPE PCR resin for blown film. Additionally, the company offers custom
compounds and a wide of range bright colors of PP repro.
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 US-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.
EREMA North America, Inc.
EREMA North America distributes EREMA equipment and provides U.S. based
service, parts and close technical support. With over 20 sales agents
throughout North America, the company allows a continuous dialog and
exchange of ideas with new and existing customers.
Ettlinger North America LP
Founded in 1983, Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH operates globally,
with a new location 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. Ettlinger also manufactures a wide range of injection
molding machines for large-part molding.
Exxel Polymers Inc
Exxel Polymers is a recycler, compounder and distributor of plastic raw
material. The company processes post-industrial regrind and reprocessed
pellets. Additionally, the firm buys and sells PP, PE, PS, PC
Federal Equipment Company
Federal Equipment Company is one of the largest suppliers of used
pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, plastics, and packaging
equipment. The company’s buying and selling experience, purchasing
power and global marketing, coupled with a strategic relationship with
Pfizer Inc. ensures the supply of quality-used process equipment.
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.
Carmignano di Brenta, Italy
Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc.
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 North America is a leader in the North American
recycling 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.
Greer, South 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 recycling industry. The company offers filtration, measurement
and processing technology. Gneuss’ fully-automatic rotary filtration
systems and screen changers operate continuously and are pressure
Matthews, North Carolina
GP:50 Melt Pressure
The GP:50 Melt Pressure division manufactures quality melt pressure
sensors, transducers, transmitters and instrumentation for measurement
and control of plastics extrusion and injection molding. GP:50 melt
pressure instruments are known for quality, high accuracy, and reliable
Grand Island, New York
hamos GmbH is a leading supplier of electrostatic separators and
complete lines for recycling. Additionally, the company provides
separation of mixed plastics, used cables, electronics waste, composite
materials and minerals. The firm offers equipment and plant locations
for removal of foreign substances from plastics, food and other
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
Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions
Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions manufactures a wide range of machine
knives and accessories used in plastics and rubber recycling, under its
D&S Mfg brand name. Hyde brings 140-plus years of experience
and is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
Idealservice Soc Coop
For 25 years, Idealservice has been a leader in the development and
management of waste collection and sorting plants. Idealservice is able
to recycle over 42,000 tons per year of residual mixed plastics after
the sorting process. Specifically, it produces Blupolymer Granule, a
blend of thermoplastic polyolefins obtained by the extrusion process.
The main components are polyethylene and polypropylene and can be used
as a bitumen modifier for waterproof membrane or road paving as well as
material in either the extrusion process or injection moulding.
Pasian di Prato, Italy
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.
INTCO RECYCLING is the leading supplier for PS recycling solutions
worldwide. For the past 10 years, the company has been committed to
renewable plastic recycling. Its brand GREENMAX focuses on researching
and developing environmental recycled machines, such as the screw
compactor and the thermal densifier. The firm offers on-site
installation and technical guidance and has been praised for its
thoughtful after-sale services by customers.
Jadcore is a leading Midwest post-industrial recycler offering a full
range of services to plastic manufacturers across the
country. Started in 1974, Jadcore has grown its manufacturing
capabilities and reprocessing technology through innovation and
experience. The firm is currently capable of processing over 125
million pounds annually and is continuously investing in newer and
better technology to address the ever-increasing challenges presented
by today's scrap streams. The company can post-blend repro in railcar
quantities and has full bulk and railcar loading facilities. In
addition to pelletizing, Jadcore produces blown film can liners made
from 100% recycled polyethylene and operates trucking and warehousing
divisions to enhance the full range of services offered.
Terre Haute, Indiana
Jelliff is a state of the art facility that manufactures and supplies
all types of extruder screen packs which are available in both plain
and stainless steel. Additionally, the company provides diameter
screens as single or spot weld packs and produces cylinders, aluminum
and stainless bound packs.
Hickory, North Carolina
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-Trading Inc.
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.
Kongskilde Industries Inc
Kongskilde Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of equipment designed to
separate and pneumatically convey recyclable plastics and paper from
waste. The company processes the removal of dusts and fines, leaving
recyclable material for reuse.
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.
KW Plastics Recycling
KW Plastics is the international leader for HDPE and PP recycled
resins. With over 100 million pounds in silo and storage equipment and
one billion pounds in production capacity, KW Plastics boasts the
world’s largest capacities for recycling. The company purchases
postconsumer rigid HDPE (including bulky), rigid and flexible PP bales
throughout North America. As a postconsumer resin supplier to the
personal care, automotive, agriculture, construction, pipe, paint
& coatings, recreation, and flexible packaging/sheet
applications industries, its quality HDPE resins and PP resins provide
sustainable solutions. KW Plastics is an ISO:9001-2008 registered
facility with ISO-IEC 17025:2005 accredited lab.
Marglen Industries is a leading PET recycler and manufacturer of
polyester staple fiber, recycled PET resin and recycled PET flake.
Marglen services many markets including bottle, sheet, thermoforms,
strapping, fiber, spinning, non-wovens and fiber fill. Marglen has been
in business for over 45 years and in the PET fiber and recycling
business for over 25 years. The firm is proud to be a women-owned
business and WBENC certified. The WBENC certification has helped its
customers reach its minority spending goals. Marglen has been a member
of APR for over 20 years.
Mega Recycling and Compounding Services, LLC purchases any regrind and
scrap thermoplastic resin and converts it back into reprocessed black
pellets. The company stocks over 50 different standard grades of
reprocessed black thermoplastic materials. In addition, with over 35
years of thermoplastic compounding experience, Mega Recycling is more
than capable of producing custom made specialty formulations that fit
the exact application requirements.
METTLE FILTRATION PRODUCTS
Next Generation Recycling Machines
Next Generation Recycling Machines (NGR) builds both plastics recycling
machines and provides equipment which turns plastics waste into
high-quality pellets. The company stays on the cutting edge of
technology by continuously developing and improving plastics processing
and machine components. NGR has an office in the United States, a
tightly woven network of distribution partners and provides excellent
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
NOVA Chemicals is a polyethylene resin supplier. The company develops
and manufactures materials for customers worldwide that produce
consumer, industrial and packaging products.
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Pall Corporation is a global leader in filtration and separation
technologies and offers a full range of products and services for the
plastics recycling industry. With over 45 years of experience and
4,000-plus filter systems, the company’s broad knowledge spans
commodity, engineered and specialty polymers. Pall Corporation offers a
wide range of metal media and filters for specific melt filtration
Pellenc ST America
Pellenc ST develops, produces and markets optical machines for
high-speed, contact-free detection of sorting waste material, such as
plastics, cardboard, wood, metals and minerals. The products come from
the packaging, industrial, electronics, computer, automotive and
construction sectors. The technologies used to sort these materials are
near-infrared spectrometry, visible spectrometry, induction, x-ray and
thermal imaging technologies. More than 1,400 machines are already
installed in more than 40 countries and 70 percent of the turnover
comes from export.
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 uses 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, LLC
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, New Jersey.
Hainesport, New Jersey
Plastic Revolutions processes HDPE as well as grinds, washes, and
cleans flakes and pellets. The company specializes in post-consumer and
post-industrial HDPE, FM mixed color and HMW.
Reidsville, North Carolina
Since 1998, PlastiCycle Corporation has been serving the plastic
recycling needs of manufacturers, compounders and converters. With over
75,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Nashville, TN and
warehouses throughout the United States, PlastiCycle is equipped to
provide high quality recycled products and exceptional service. This
commitment to quality and service has made PlastiCycle an industry
leader and created long-term relationships with some of the top
manufacturing companies in the country.
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.
Hammonton, New Jersey
Purolator Advanced Filtration
Purolator EFP is the world’s largest manufacturer of wire mesh extruder
screens with manufacturing facilities in Houston; Shelby, N.C.; and
Quzhou, China. The company offers local EFP polymer filtration
specialists to solve customers’ toughest filtration problem backed by
quality, dependability and on-time delivery. Purolator can provide
customized solutions for specific applications, including improved
filtration efficiency, longer on-stream life, lower unit cost, gel
removal, regional manufacturing and stocking for immediate delivery.
Shelby, North Carolina
Resource Recycling, Inc.
Resource Recycling, Inc. is the publisher of three industry magazines - Resource Recycling, E-Scrap News and Plastics Recycling Update - and is the producer of the Resource Recycling Conference, the E-Scrap Conference and the Plastics Recycling Conference.