USPR is conveniently located in the heart of the South in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide high-capacity industrial plastics recycling, plastic toll processing, complete recycling programs, and large-scale destruction services. USPR has expertise in all the major types of manufacturing scrap – metals, papers, and plastics. USPR concentrates on its core competency – plastics recycling. We coach many of our clients on the best way to recycle metals and papers so they get the most value from their recycling efforts.
The Plastic Recycling Process
USPR recycles both clean and contaminated industrial plastics, such as pellets, purges, pipe, sheet, fibers, textiles, and granules. Purges can be up to 2,000 lbs. This is due to USPR’s use of Vecoplan’s enormous 62-70″ plastic recycling shredders. USPR also cleans plastics that have become mixed with contamination like rocks, sand, talc, or even errant plastics like nylon or ABS. USPR removes the contamination with size classification (screening), elutriating (air washing), water washing & flotation with surfactants & salt, and regrinding (granulation). USPR’s wide range of plastics recycling capability can handle almost any type of plastic recycling task.
USPR continually improves quality with its use of information technology & operator training. Our leadership team designed and installed a management execution system (MES) and a supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA). These systems tell us in real time what to do and what happened with every plastic on every machine by every team member. Receiving, production, inventory, and shipping are all monitored and controlled via the system. Batch sizes and production schedules are optimized and error causes are traced back to the sources. The results are exponentially fewer defects and much much lower unit cost, not only at USPR, but at our customers as well. These competitive advantages permit USPR to pay more for your scrap plastic and sell our plastics finished products for the highest prices in the industry. We often hear “you get the highest price we pay, but we need your material to increase the quality of the other materials we buy.” USPR plastic regrind directly competes with our competitors’ virgin and reprocessed plastic pellet. Compared to reprocessed pellet, USPR regrind has fewer contaminants, has less heat history, and it is less expensive.
We are located in Atlanta, Georgia. We serve the Atlantic and gulf coasts, especially South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas. USPR buys plastic scrap from small to large size plastic molders, pelletizers, compounders, distribution centers, pharmaceutical companies, and many other industries.
Forms purchased by USPR
We purchase plastics in many forms:
- stretch wrap from distribution centers
- plastic purges from extruders
- plastic sprues and runners from parts molders
- trim scrap from sheet manufacturers and the printing industry
- packaging rejects from pharma and packaging operations
- rolls and butt rolls with print
- mixed regrinds and mixed purges
- clean and mixed pellets
- colorant pellets, masterbatch pellets, hopper drain, and floor sweeps
- many other forms
Plastics purchased by USPR for plastics recycling
USPR purchases and recycles these plastics:
- HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
- LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) and LLDPE (Linear Low Density Polyethylene)
- HMW (High Molecular Weight Polyethylene also known as HMWPE)
- COPP (Co-Polymer Polypropylene AKA “PP-Copolymer”) and HOPP (Homo-Polymer Polypropylene AKA “PP-Homopolymer)
- ABS (acrylonitrilebutadienestyrene)
- GPPS (General Purpose Polystyrene AKA “GIPS”), LIPS (Low Impact Polystyrene), MIPS (Medium Impact Polystyrene), OPS (Oriented Polystyrene) and HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
- TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin), TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer), and TPV (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate)
- POM (Polyoxymethylene AKA “Acetal” or “Delrin”)
- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) in flexible (FPVC), rigid (RPVC), and foamed (cellular) forms, all durometers
- PMMA (Polymethylmethylacrylate AKA “Acrylic”)
- PC (Polycarbonate AKA “Polycarb”)
- PETE (Polyethyleneteraphthalate Ethylene), PETG (Polyethyleneterephthalate Glycol), and K-Resin
- Compression molded composites
- Many other polymer grades, alloys, and composites
- Metals consulting services – steel, iron, nickel, copper, brass, aluminum, vanadium, tungsten, silver, gold, platinum, palladium, and other precious or non-precious metals.
- Papers – OCC (“cardboard” or “corrugated”), office paper, white ledger, SBS, IGS, newsprint, and many other grades