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Turning Plastic Scrap
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Label Scrap (L-Scrap): Paper Is Out – Plastic Is In

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Label Scrap (L-Scrap): Paper Is Out – Plastic Is In


Problem / Opportunity:
A PET bottle manufacturer generates defect bottles with adhered labels. The labels cannot go back into the melt stream.


During Butler-MacDonald’s initial sample evaluation, metal and color contaminants were found in addition to the labels. Amoung the many other things we can do, Butler-MacDonald is set up to remove metals, colors and labels and make the material suitable for use in a clear application.


Benefit to the Customer:
The PET bottle manufacturer recovered 97% of the PET as clear and it was used as a direct offset to prime resin at a significant cost savings. Subsequently, the bottle manufacturer had multiple plants send Butler-MacDonald labeled scrap. Butler-MacDonald maintains lot integrity and traceability throughout the process. It is critical that each plant get back their respective material.