The ASTM Resin Identification Code System
Thursday, April 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
In 1988, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) developed the Resin Identification Code system to help recyclers identify the different types of plastics commonly found in the municipal waste stream. In 2010, maintenance of this system was transferred from SPI to ASTM International. ASTM has converted this system in to ASTM Standard D7611 and is in the process of updating the system. Tom Pecorini, the Technical Contact and Chairman of D20.95.01, the section charged with running leading this effort, will highlight the problems with the current system and discuss the different options for change being proposed.
Thomas Pecorini, Research Fellow at Eastman Chemical Company
Thomas is a Research Fellow at Eastman Chemical Company where he looks for new applications for polyester plastics. He is involved in Eastman’s sustainability program, and spends part of his time as the Technical Contact and Chairman of ASTM section D20.95.01, tasked with improving the Resin Identification System originally developed by SPI.
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