THE PINNPACK SYSTEM
Learn about the Extrusion and Thermoforming Processes
EXTRUSION & THERMOFORMING
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PINNPACK receives the raw material from various sources and stores it in large silos and sacks for food safety.
Material can come in the form of Pellets, Flake, or internal regrind (flake and pieces of plastic)
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Every year, facilities that manufacture food packaging must pass a Food Safety Audit to ensure there are no chances of contamination that could harm the end user. Part of that process is to ensure all raw materials are stored in a way to limit contamination.
PLASTIC BOTTLE RECYCLING
Based on #1 PET Bottle Recycling in CA. This process will vary by State.
The first step to the process is when a plastic (PET #1) bottle is tossed in a recycle bin
Bottle collection can vary from city to city. Some include curbside pick up while others are centralized drop off. Please check with your local recycler for your options
Approximately 5.5 Billion Pounds of PET bottles (and more!) are available to be recycled every year!
Producing 1 Pound of Recycled PET from Bottles takes 84% less energy that producing 1 Pound of Virgin PET Bottles.
Recycling 1 Pound of plastic uses around 1 gallon of water, while producing 1 Pound of plastic uses 22 gallons of water.
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