Mechanically Recycled

Your Source for Mechanically Recycled Resins

Post-consumer recycled plastics are derived from finished products that have reached their end use and are then recycled. The obsolete finished products are collected, sorted, cleaned, shredded, melted down and pelletized. Using PCR resins helps divert materials from landfills and reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

Post-industrial recycled is plastic waste generated during the production process and includes industrial scrap material with varying melts and processing aids. PIR’s mechanical properties can closely resemble the properties of their virgin counterpart, and their feedstock is generally more capacious and more competitively priced than post-consumer resin.

Many governing bodies across the globe are mandating the use of recycled content in plastic applications, specifically in packaging applications. To help strengthen mechanical properties in PCR resins, modifiers and/or fillers can be added to the base material to mimic the characteristics of their virgin counterparts.

Recycled-content resins can include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polycarbonate (PC), nylon (PA 6 and PA 66) and other materials sourced from recycled plastics and commercial fishing nets.

Discover our PCR and PIR solutions by downloading our line card below, or contact us to request a sample today. We can help you identify the ideal Mechanically recycled resin for your applications.

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Common Recyclate Resins include

  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Typical Applications

  • Consumer packaging
  • Extrusion for rigid film and sheet
  • Mobility - Automotive
  • Small appliances & housewares
  • Cosmetics
  • Packaging
  • Industrial
  • Household

Sustainability Targets

  • Landfill diversion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Reduced need for new raw material production

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