Italian Innovation Helps Midwest Exchange Inc. to Bring Sustainability to Local Economies
Posted by Machines Italia | 26 Jun 2012
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MIDWEST EXCHANGE Inc. announced their plans to proceed with their own PET Recycling plant to produce 100% recycled PET material, giving Greater Chicago region a World Class facility and closing the loop for recycling in North America.
“We believe this to be a great step in our sustainability program and provides our clients with an environmentally friendly option to using virgin resin”, stated Alex Casillas, President and Founder of MIDWEST Exchange “Our goal is to eliminate our dependency upon foreign virgin PET resin by producing locally and manufacturing recycled resin (RPET) from local sources of PET plastic purchased.”
MIDWEST is a leading North American supplier of recycled plastics with manufacturing plant in Gurnee Illinois located in the Greater Chicago Region. This will be the first RPET manufacturing facility in the state, diversifying MIDWEST strategic marketing plan by self manufacturing their resin for local production as well as selling to food grade RPET resin user food and beverage companies for various types of packaging such as thermoforming sheet and bottles. Using 100% RPET for containers is highly innovative and a market that we believe is expanding stated Alex. When you evaluate what is happening here in North America you see the demand for r-PET increasing especially in the thermoforming market where Grocery stores and large Chain Stores are demanding r-PET in their packaging that they are supplying to the end consumer. This is particularly the case with our neighbors to the north in Canada where these groups influence the decision of what materials the packaging is made from that a consumer can purchase in their stores.
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