Design for recyclability a recycling industry initiative

Richard W. Renfree, Thomas J. Nosker

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Abstract

Recycled plastics have made significant progress into demanding application areas such as the container and film markets where clarity of product is of utmost importance. The components used on a plastic container, labels, adhesives, etc., can have a major impact on the quality of the recycled resin. The Association of Post-Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) has taken the lead in addressing these issues by establishing a project at Rutgers University aimed at developing standardized test methods and protocols to evaluate the effects of container components on recycled resins. The development of a protocol to evaluate the effects of label adhesives on recycled HDPE is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2891-2895
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 3 (of 3) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 26 1998Apr 30 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 3 (of 3)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period4/26/984/30/98

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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