Oct. 31, 2014
A corrosive-proof coating for piping made of crumb rubber is the subject of Patent No. 8,853,303, given to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Patent No. 8,855,809 was given to Bedford, Massachusetts’ Spectramet LLC for a X-Ray fluorescence sortation device.
Dalton, Georgia’s TexTile Rubber & Chemical Co., Inc. was given Patent No. 8,809,405 for a method of recycling synthetic turf.
Patent No. 8,820,666 was given to Shawano, Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Film & Bag, Inc. for a method recovering and recycling post-consumer scrap film.
Universitat Ulm from Ulm, Germany, was awarded Patent No. 8,835,573 for a method of making a composite plastic from scrap materials.
Patent No. 8,835,594 was given to Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H from Ansfelden, Austria for a method and apparatus for processing of plastic materials.
A device that removes labels from bottles is the subject of Patent No. 8,839,596, given to Dortmund, Germany’s KHS GmbH.
Ten Cate Thiolon B.V. from Nijverdal, The Netherlands was given Patent Application No. 20140287843 for a method of preparing and shredding recovered plastics to be used as a substrate for a sports field.
Ansfelden, Austria’s Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft M.B.H developed a method and apparatus for the continuous agglomeration of scrap plastics, the subject of Patent Application No. 20140291427. The company was also given Patent Application Nos. 20140299700, 20140287081, 20140234461 and 20140234462 for four other apparatuses that process and compound scrap plastics.
Patent Application No. 20140294238, which describes a method of inspecting containers made from recycled plastic materials for contaminants, such as glass fragments, was awarded to Krones AG from Neutraubling, Germany.
Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, was given Patent Application No. 20140296383 for a method of making printer and copier parts out of recycled flame-retardant plastics.
Electrostatic sortation of scrap plastic materials is the subject of Patent Application No. 20140299517, which was awarded to Wilmington, Delaware’s Empire Technology Development LLC.
Patent Application No. 20140305853, given to Alfatect S.R.L. from Tradate, Italy, concerns an automatic screen changer for scrap plastics processing machinery.
The Boeing Company of Seal Beach, California was awarded Patent Application No. 20140308519 for a method of compounding different types of scrap plastics and other materials using thermoplastic stabilizing materials.
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