Chino, California – Thursday, June 27, 2013
The final stages of equipment installation are underway at Envision Plastics’ Chino, California operation as a large crane lowered the EcoPrime™ vessel through the roof of the building and into its framework. The EcoPrime™ vessel is the final component required to allow Envision to produce EcoPrime™, FDA approved food grade recycled HDPE resin on the West coast.
EcoPrime™ is approved for direct food contact in many food and beverage applications under demanding conditions of use. EcoPrime™ is currently used in packaging for liquid yogurt drinks, cereals, deli foods, nutritional products, food take out containers, personal care products, toys and other products. It can be used in blow molding, thermoforming, compression molding, film extrusion and some injection molding applications.
Debugging of the equipment and pre-production trials will take place in July. Production of EcoPrime™ should commence in August. Stay tuned for more developments.