Recycling technology, Markets
17.07.2017 | Plastics Recyclers Europe | Brussels | Belgium

PET recyclers suffer lower input qualities

The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET. The constant yield decrease of PET bales processed by...

Recycling machines
11.07.2017 | EREMA | Ansfelden | Austria

rPET packaging trend: Manufacturers count on energy-saving add-on technology from EREMA – including food contact compatibility

One year ago EREMA announced the relaunch of the Multi-Purpose Reactor (MPR) at the Discovery Day. Since then, the trend towards the food contact grade direct processing of PET products has continued to grow. More and more customers are enhancing their existing extrusion plant by adding the attribute of food contact compliance.

Some 1.3 million...

Markets, Recycling machines
07.06.2017 | Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. | Wien | Austria

Outstanding PET bottle-to-bottle recycling results on Starlinger line with Nordson Flex Disc melt filter

The Starlinger recoSTAR PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line which has been installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario, is delivering excellent production results. Due to Nordson’s BKG® Flex Disc filter cartridge, which has been included for melt filtration, the...

Recycling technology, Packaging machinery
17.05.2017 | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany

Trouble-free recycling: Nature MultiPack™ granted interim approval by the EPBP

Following tests on the Nature MultiPack™ the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has confirmed that it can be fully recycled. The adhesive specially developed and supplied by NMP Systems and KHS has thus been granted interim approval for further market tests in Europe until June 30, 2019. The adhesive on the unique Nature MultiPack™ packaging...

Recycling technology
06.04.2017 | Plastic Technologies, Inc. | Holland, Ohio | USA

Study: Multiple factors including lightweighting, labels, colorants, can negatively impact water bottle recyclability

The most common strategy deployed by many water bottlers to meet sustainability initiatives has been to significantly lightweight their PET containers. However, a recent study found that oftentimes these bottles might meet consumer expectations for convenience and price, but may not minimize the carbon footprint.

Markets, Recycling technology
22.03.2017 | Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. | Vienna | Austria

interpack: Starlinger presents trendsetting woven packaging made of PP and PET

In keeping with the motto “Sewing is the past”, this year’s exhibit by Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. at interpack in Duesseldorf will feature live production of IC*STAR (I = Innovative, C = Closing) sacks. These are produced on the new conversion line multiKON KX, equipped with the sealTEC bottom closing module developed by Starlinger in co-operation...

Recycling machines
26.01.2017 | EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. | Ansfelden, Linz | Austria

EREMA: ReFresher ensures odourless recyclate in post-consumer recycling

With the presentation of ReFresher at the K 2016 trade fair EREMA achieved a breakthrough in the post-consumer sector: odourless recyclate opens up a multitude of new sales markets for recyclers and producers. Starting immediately, EREMA customers now have access to a mobile ReFresher for test purposes to enable them to carry out on-site trials and...

Recycling processes
23.01.2017 | CARBIOS | Clermont-Ferrand | France

CARBIOS: The technical solution for the recycling of opaque PET plastics such as the new milk bottles

CARBIOS, an innovative green chemistry company specializing in enzymatic bioprocesses applied to plastic and textile polymers, comforts the applicative potential of its innovations by making 100% recyclable all household packaging in opaque polyethylene terephthalate (PET) such as the new milk bottles. Since recently, a technological revolution is...

Recycling technology
06.01.2017 | Starlinger & Co. GmbH | Wien | Austria

From bottle to bag: The next generation of sustainable woven plastic packaging

The trend towards sustainable packaging has been growing significantly in the past years, bringing into focus reusability, bio-degradability and recyclability of the packaging materials. With the development of the production technology for woven plastic sacks made from rPET, Starlinger & Co. GmbH now offers the opportunity of closed-loop...

Sorting systems
09.12.2016 | Bühler | London | United Kingdom

Bühler’s PET sorting solution helps plastics recyclers increase yields by more than 30%

Waste plastic is an enormous challenge worldwide. Yet, as production continues to increase, just 5% of waste plastic is recycled effectively. Bühler is addressing this global challenge with a tailored PET recycling solution, capable of improving yields by more than 30%. A strategic partnership with US-based National Recovery Technologies (NRT)...