EcoStar PET Recycling and Sheet Extrusion Facility Featured in March’s Plastics Technology Magazine

March 21, 2013

MADISON, WI (March 21, 2013) – Pushing beyond industry standards in packaging design and sustainability is nothing new for Placon, a leader in the design and manufacture of custom and stock thermoformed products as well as recycled PET extruded sheet. In this month’s Plastics Technology feature article “Sheet Operation Closes Loop on PET Recycling”, the magazine focuses on parent company, Placon’s EcoStar recycling and extrusion process.

As one of the first thermoformers to build its own in-house recycling facility to process and extrude sheet from post-consumer bottles and thermoforms, EcoStar is one of the largest operations of its kind in the Midwest US. With a vision to “close the loop”, the EcoStar facility reprocesses up to 120,000 lbs/day of post-consumer recycled PET bottles and thermoforms which are then extruded into food and non-food grade PET sheet for packaging and other applications.

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For more information about EcoStar PET sheet materials, please call 800.480.8940 or email EcoStar

For 55 years, Placon has been a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and stock plastic packaging for the food, medical, and retail markets. Placon has manufacturing operations in Madison, WI; Elkhart, IN; Plymouth, MN; and West Springfield, MA, and currently ranked in Plastics News 2020 Thermoformers Ranking Top 20. Placon delivers packaging breakthroughs that inspire better engagement between people and products with industry leading innovation and award-winning packaging designs. For more information, visit