Over the last 30 years in the recycling industry MRC has stayed ahead of the competition, one innovation at a time. We are continually seeking to utilize the latest technologies in breaking down industry barriers. The Recycling Solutions division of MRC is our answer to the industry gap we have run into over and over. With flexible economies of scale and experienced engineers, our team is able to recover the value in waste materials that others just aren’t able to find. Recycling Solutions means thinking outside the box, getting creative, and getting the job done in a way that benefits everyone’s bottom line, creating sustainable businesses and a sustainable planet.
Three years ago MRC noticed an industry wide practice of shipping PET plastics overseas in order to be processed and we knew there was a better solution. MRC began processing PET bales with a groundbreaking line of machines designed and built in house. This allowed for the removal of contaminates using less chemicals, water and energy, while at the same time greatly improving efficiencies.
Another example of our dynamic history came in 2005, when MRC unveiled an innovative way to recycle post-consumer automobile bumpers. This unique process targeted a critically neglected area of recycling: end-of-life automobile plastic scrap. In 2008 alone, MRC diverted over 10 million pounds (5,000 tons) of plastic automobile bumper scrap from landfills. Unlike previous competitors’ attempts, MRC’s process upgrades this material back to virgin properties, enabling it to be sold into durable applications, such as automobiles and appliances. MRC became a pioneer in plastic recycling by pursuing opportunities that were previously considered impossible for a recycled content product.
As a US manufacturing company we are committed to keeping plastic scrap from being
shipped overseas or put into landfills and we see the extra ordinary opportunities
to capture value from plastics while keeping jobs in the US.
Daniel Eberhardt founded MRC Polymers, Inc. in 1980, in Chicago Illinois. During the early days of mass recycling, Dan had the vision to develop technologies to improve the value of plastic waste by processing scrap materials into plastic pellets for high-end manufacturing applications. His tenacious, creative approach to polymers, manufacturing and engineering enabled MRC to crack the code to recycling engineering grade resins.
Eberhardt's desire to build a sustainable and scalable business expanded the company's capabilities to include reliable raw material sourcing, state-of-the-art recycling and compounding processes, superior quality assurance procedures and excellence in research and development for custom compounding solutions.
In 2006, Dan Eberhardt was in a fatal airplane accident. His vision for advancing sustainable, value-added technologies to process plastic waste continues at MRC today.