Shipping Lines to stop accepting plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong

James Gubera – Nylon 66 Sales Specialist

Nylon 66 Off-Grade Base Resin
PA66 Wide Specification Compounds
PA66 Post Industrial (PI) Baled Fibers, PI Regrinds / PI Shred
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Shipping Lines will stop accepting plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong!

The major shipping lines in the USA are going to stop accepting plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong in order to comply with the new Environmental pollution and solid waste law in China.  China has adopted and passed “Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes” which will go into effect September 1, 2020. 

At this time, we know of 4 major shipping lines that have stopped making plastic scrap shipments, or intend to stop making plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong in order to comply with the new law.

  • MSC – June 1, 2020
  • Cosco – September 1, 2020
  • Hapag Lloyd – September 1, 2020
  • Maresk – September 1, 2020

Under the new law it appears that the Chinese Government will no longer allow plastic scrap and mixed color plastic pellets to be imported into Hong Kong.  Mainland China currently allows off grade plastic pellets that are uniform pellets, uniform color, uniform packages and uniform labels to be imported into the country.  The new law was passed in order to bring Hong Kong in line with the same rules that regulate the shipment of virgin plastic resin into China.

New Chinese Plastic Scrap Rules and Regulations:

Please visit the link below to answer any questions, and find the details regarding this new law.

The document referenced above is written in Chinese, but you can cut and paste the information into Google Translate using “Simplified Chinese” to translate the document to English, or any other desired language.

Chemco Services sells the following types of PA66 off grade pellets, baled fibers and PI regrinds/shred. All of the Nylon 66 that CSI sells is off grade / wide specification resin and compounds.  We do not sell any prime PA66 resin or compounds.

Chemco Services Inc. (CSI) is a Nylon 66 plastic sales and PA66 recycling/service company that collects, processes, and sells Nylon 66 off grade pellets, baled fibers and regrinds that are generated from the nylon 66 polymer plants and fiber extrusion plants in the USA.  CSI’s main office and largest plant is located in Cantonment, Florida. Chemco Services only sells nylon materials, and does not handle any other types of plastic off grade or scrap. 99% of our business is PA66, and all of the nylon CSI sells is 100% post-industrial (PI) scrap from the polymer plants or fiber extrusion plants in North America.  CSI has 2 plants for collecting and recycling nylon off grade pellets and scrap in the USA.  CSI collects and processes approximately 33-34 million pounds of Nylon 66 per year.  CSI sells Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification base resin, off grade pellets, compounded resins, PI baled fibers and PI regrinds and shred.

CSI sells the following types of PA66 Off Grade Resin / Pellets:

  • Injection Grades w/Lube
  • B-Grade NAT – Base Resin
  • B-Grade NAT w-HS – Base Resin
  • Blended NAT / HS – Compounding Feed Stock
  • High Viscosity 
  • Impact Modified
  • Semi Dull
  • Dull 1.5% TiO2
  • Glass Filled (GF)
  • Flame Retardant (FR)
  • GF-FR Mixed Color 
  • Post-Industrial (PI) Shred / Regrinds
  • PI Baled Fibers – Bright / Mixed Luster 

Contact Jim Gubera for a price quotation
Tel # +1 281-556-6481
Chemco Services Inc. – Nylon 66 Off Grade Specialists

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