PreZero US seeks plastics Nos. 2-7
PreZero US

PreZero US seeks plastics Nos. 2-7

Company seeks material for its mechanical recycling plants in California and South Carolina.

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August 21, 2020

PreZero US, headquartered in Los Angeles, has announced that it is sourcing plastic scrap grades Nos. 2-7 for processing at its facilities in Jurupa Valley, California, and Westminster, South Carolina. The company says it will pay competitive prices.

PreZero has begun processing low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear LDPE (LLDPE) film at its plant in Jurupa, California. PreZero brands its reprocessed resins as CoreFilm and now has the capacity to ship this material on a truckload basis. Examples of acceptable inbound material include grocery bags, shrink wrap and bubble wrap, the company says. This material is accepted in the form of Grade A and Grade B bales, which it then shreds, washes and pelletizes.

Prezero says it has plans for further development of its environmental campus in Jurupa, including the addition of a second plastics recycling line that will process mixed rigid plastics (MRP), in 2021.

The company also is ramping up operations in South Carolina, which are reprocessing MRP initially before adding LDPE and LLDPE film in the near future. PreZero says it will source MRP bales from material recovery facilities (MRFs) throughout the U.S. in addition to commercial generators and brokers.

Acceptable contamination in these bales is less than 20 percent by weight and includes polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, PET or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) thermoform packaging, other forms of PVC, polystyrene, paper, cardboard, labels, liquids and metal handles.

The company will produce recycled polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resins through shredding, sorting, washing and palletizing in South Carolina. PreZero says it plans to expand this facility as well.

PreZero US says all of its recycled LDPE, PP and HDPE pellets will undergo testing for quality and consistency in an ASTM certified laboratory, ensuring that the company's manufacturing partners have the data they need for seamless integration into their molding processes to create new products.

In total, PreZero says it has invested more than $100 million in its facilities and plans to add processing facilities in more regions throughout the United States starting in 2021.