These post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins are cleaner and easier to color, enabling brand owners and OEMs to meet aggressive sustainability goals.
Northbrook, Ill., Sept. 29, 2022 — Today, M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, announced its offering of up to 100% PCR content resins. These materials are carrier resins for masterbatches that empower sustainable innovation in the plastics industry by helping OEMs and molders in the packaging, automotive and consumer goods segments decrease reliance on virgin plastics.
Mechanically recycled PCR resins are developed by reprocessing existing material sourced from municipal or closed-loop recycling programs. The recycled products are sorted by polymer type before being shredded, washed, melted and pelletized to be made into new products.
Traditionally, PCR resins are not colorless because the recycling process incorporates materials of varied colors. However, recent innovations have resulted in carrier resins that are cleaner and easier for the masterbatch producer to utilize when manufacturing color and additive products. These resins offer very low opacity and more closely mimic virgin materials, especially when it comes to coloring capabilities.
“As brands continue to set aggressive sustainability goals that aim to incorporate more recycled materials into their manufacturing process, the demand for PCR resins has dramatically increased,” said Scott Arnold, market manager, Color & Compounding for M. Holland. “However, access to PCR materials for color masterbatch processing has been limited. Now, our customers have access to high-quality, natural, PCR polypropylene, polyethylene and PET that will help them reach their sustainability goals.”
In addition to offering PCR products, M. Holland’s Color & Compounding group provides on-site technical service, regulatory support, insight into evolving industry trends and product selection guidance to assist customers in choosing the best-suited materials to meet their needs.
“When advising on the ideal solutions, we analyze more than just color,” said Peter Prusak, M. Holland’s director of business development. “Our team provides regulatory insights and evaluates aesthetic engineering options, competitive value and overall lead time within the supply chain. This helps M. Holland’s customers focus on the most important aspect of their business — efficiently producing quality, customized products.”
M. Holland offers Color & Compounding clients access to over 10,000 products. Included in this is a range of pulverized materials that help customers address specific compounding needs with improved dispersion of color, reduced sedimentation buildup and enhanced consistency over the course of production runs.
For more information on M. Holland’s Color & Compounding products and services or to connect with an expert, visit www.mholland.com/our-markets/color-compounding.
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of the company’s heritage, its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1 billion in annual sales and sells to more than 4,000 customers annually. To learn more, visit www.mholland.com. Follow M. Holland on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.