Recycled Plastics

We produce Injectoblend™ recycled regrind formulations in-house, giving us full control over the quality and process. We source, certify and mold regrind directly into plastic parts. Our proven production process lowers your cost and increases your peace-of-mind with complete lot traceability and multi-level quality testing. Injectoblend™ products are tested to meet the specifications of corresponding virgin resin.

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Over 42 Million Lbs. Recycled

Injectoblend™ Recycled Plastics


Parts made from Injectoblend™ materials are used in applications that are subjected to demanding physical, thermal, and environmental conditions.  Injectoblend™ is recognized for meeting the performance of corresponding virgin resin.

Cost Savings

By targeting the largest cost portion of an injection molded part, AGS’ unique ability to mold lower cost Injectoblend™ regrind formulations directly into parts offers significant savings and eliminates a material heat history.

Recycled Content

Parts made from Injectoblend™ materials are based on post-industrial and post-consumer sources of plastic making them inherently recycled and environmentally friendly.  AGS also provides closed loop recycling solutions.

How It Works

To create viable recycled raw materials, we put the regrind through a rigorous six-step process:


1. Sourcing

By managing a wide base of post industrial and post consumer plastic regrind sources, AGS can assure continuity of supply. Sources include waste streams from the packaging, medical, optical, fiber, automotive, computer and business equipment industry. In addition, AGS maximizes plastic regrind performance through the use of virgin resin, additives and modifiers.


2. Processing

Virgin resin, additives, and modifiers are received with manufacturers’
certifications, but plastic regrind does not come with performance certification data. As a result, AGS qualifies incoming regrind, sorting and labeling for traceability and performance. Regrind is cleaned and mechanically blended for evaluation by magnets, metal separators, and screening equipment removing contaminants. The result is a clean, homogeneous blend from which representative samples are obtained for analysis.


3. Characterizing

Representative regrind samples are molded and tested to determine visual, physical, thermal, rheological, chemical, environmental, and flammability properties. The results are compared to internally assigned part number specifications and the regrind is accepted, downgraded, or rejected.


4. Formulating

AGS Technology’s raw material recycling expertise meshes regrind with chemical technologies to produce formulations that process and perform consistently from part to part. Formulations specify raw material part numbers by lot and the proportions needed to meet finished part requirements. Raw materials are blended in the prescribed amounts, then molded, tested, and certified to the customer’s specification.

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5. Injection Molding

Specially designed, scalable molding equipment utilizes predictive software and mold-flow analysis to consistently deliver precise, shot-to-shot repeatability.

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6. Quality Control

We dimensionally inspect sample production parts and subject them to simulated end-use conditions to certify conformance to expectations. Reusable, recycled, and recyclable packaging is used to protect finished goods through the transportation process.

Our Machinery

  • Grinders
  • Tippers & Surge Bins
  • Magnets & Metal Separators
  • Screeners
  • Blenders
  • 110 ton lab injection molding machine
  • ISO & ASTM Plaque Molds

Our Laboratory

  • Impact – Izod, Charpy, Gardner
  • Tensile – Strength, Elongation %
  • Flexural – Modulus, Strength
  • Heat Deflection Temperature
  • Viscosity – MFR, RV
  • Specific Gravity – Density
  • Ash Filler Content
  • DSC – Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Recycled Plastics Case Studies

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