LONGVIEW, TEXAS — INDEVCO Plastics on Feb. 19 latest industrial packaging solutions, made from heavy-duty materials with up to 50% recycled resin content. The solution is available in form/fill/seal (FFS) films, centerfold films and pre-formed bags.
The company uses post-industrial recycled (PIR) or post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins and water-based, environmentally friendly inks to develop these new package options. They are applicable for pet food and litter products, agricultural ingredients, building and industrial materials, and other heavy-duty uses.
“We’ve been using post-industrial recycled (PIR) resins in our blends since we opened in 2015,” said Wayne Mashe, divisional general manager of INDEVCO North America Plastics Division. “Every film we produce is 100% recyclable, and today we’re optimizing how the films with PIR and PCR recycled materials perform, especially for industrial customers.”
The solution replaces virgin resins with recycled content to decrease landfill waste, energy use and contribute to a more circular economy for plastics.
“We’re capitalizing on new technologies from machine manufacturers and resin suppliers to do two things,” said Jay Bodine, Longview plant manager for INDEVCO. "First, increase the amount of recycled resin in every film we produce and, second, keep the key properties of these films on par with films made with 100% virgin resins.”
Bodine has been instrumental in working with resin suppliers on custom blending and extruding techniques for INDEVCO to use at its Longview facility, as well as its upcoming facility in Orangeburg, S.C. set to open later in 2020.
This release comes shortly after INDEVCO launched a recyclable shrink-wrapping film made from 50% PCR materials.
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