A method of making polymeric particulates wherein polymeric scrap material such as in the form of film waste is supplied to intermeshing pulverizer screws which are rotated to transport the polymeric material along their length and subject the polymeric material to solid state shear pulverization and in-situ polymer compatibilization. Uniform pulverized particulates are produced without addition of a pre-synthesized compatibilizing agent. The pulverized particulates are directly melt processable (as powder feedstock) and surprisingly yield a substantially homogeneous light color product. The polymeric film waste containing high proportions of LDPE yield molded articles of superior notched izod impact strength and elongation. Compatibilized polymeric particles can be formed even if the polymeric scrap material includes cellulose materials such as paper, cardboard and wood.
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