Plastics Technology

NOV 2018

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work with the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks, creating custom content and media assets to feature sustainability programs and support efforts to recycle billions of plastic bottles into fiber, and will serve as an official sponsor for all Pac-12 championship events. "At Unifi, sustainability is a core component of the work we do and who we are," says Richard Gerstein, executive v.p. of premium value-added brands and global chief marketing and innovation officer at Unifi. "While we have recycled more than 13 billion plastic bottles into Repreve polyester products, including athletic shoes and apparel, we recognize the need to create a paradigm shift in recycling rates in the U.S. to keep even more bottles out of landfills. Working alongside the Pac-12, our goal is to expand this undertaking to our universities, which are taking a leading role in educating and changing behaviors." Unifi has also partnered with several NFL teams, the NBA and the PGA by producing apparel and headwear from Repreve recycled fibers and has sponsored co-branded Repreve recycling bins at the events. For instance, at the 79th annual PGA Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., in August, Unifi partnered with recycler Republic Services to place 300 co-branded Repreve recycling bins throughout Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club. With the participation of tens of thousands of Wyndham Championship attendees, an estimated 1.8 tons of plastic bottles were collected, recycled and diverted from landfills. Unifi isn't afraid to invest in new technologies, too. The company offers technologies such as moisture wicking and thermal control that allows them to include performance benefits on top of eco-friendly fibers. "We will continue to invest heavily in both innovation and technology," Schwarze says. "From a technology standpoint, we are always exploring the next-generation equipment to be able to provide better quality to our customers." The Repreve Bottle Processing Center has been in operation for only two years. Schwarze says the firm will continue to invest in technology for that facility to develop a higher quality flake that allows it to use more recycled content in its end products. And the Repreve Recycling Center is looking into developing more cost-efficient and better end-product material that can use a higher percentage of post-consumer recycled materials in its yarns. "As we continue to look at different technologies, we're not afraid to invest," Schwarze says. "And that's what really started the Repreve brand and kept us relevant in the early 2000s when a lot of textile manufacturing in the U.S. went to Asia and Central America. With Repreve being a large part of what Unifi is, it's about investing in sustainability. Innovation and investment in disruptive technology is in our DNA, and we will continue to do that as we evolve as a company. @plastechmag 39 Plastics Technology On-Site Unifi BOY 55 E VV BOY 5 BOY 5 5 E V 5 V BOY XS BOY XXS BOY 25 E BOY 35 E BOY 50 – 60 E BOY 80 – 100 E BOY 35 E VH BOY 35 E HV BOY 35 E VV BOY 25 E VH BOY 25 E VV BOY 25 E HV BOY XS V BOY 2C XS – L Spritzgiessautomaten 5 1968 2018 Price Reduction ! BOY Machines Inc. passes on to their clients the advantage of the present exchange rate and reduces the prices for BOY Injection Molding Machines by 5 % This price reduction is granted on top of the anniversary package – 50 YEARS BOY injection molding machines – for all machine orders which are placed from now on 2) Interested? Or questions? Contact our regional sales or our Office in Exton: www.boymachines.com sales@boymachines.com 1) 1) This refers to a certain quantity of machines 2) Orders received till December 31, 2018

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