With a goal to improve sustainability, one of our customers wanted to increase the use of recycled materials being used during their injection molding process.
Working closely with the team, Riverdale Global introduced +Restore™, a liquid additive designed to add strength to recycled plastics, into their process.
With +Restore, 100% PCR can be used while maintaining virgin-like physical properties. This allows processors to achieve zero waste, for improved sustainability for plastics.
+Restore mixes through the polymer during processing and improves the polymer chain orientations to improve physical properties. When pigments, glass fibers, or other fillers are added, +Restore also creates strong bonds between these particles and the resin.
+Restore works equally well in both extrusion and molding processes. The additive will be effective as long as it has had the chance to interact with the polymer in the melt phase.
The change in the physical can be altered by adding our additive during the plastic processing step - we recommend testing to determine the best LDR. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more about how we can improve the quality of your regrind (PCR).