Quality, process stability and flexibility
The great demand for VACUREMA® technology is due to its high flexibility for bottle-to-bottle recycling, because it offers a wide spectrum of applications - including food contact packaging materials. Processes include inline preform technology, which enables post-consumer PET flakes to be processed directly into preforms, proven VACUREMA® prime systems, and the VACUNITE® systems, which brings together the power of VACUREMA® technology with vacuum-assisted Solid State Polycondensation (SSP). Delivering highly efficient decontamination, the best colour values, top IV stability, low energy consumption end-to-end, and a compact design, this process meets the very highest specifications for producers of food contact compliant rPET pellets.
Growing interest is also noticeable in the post consumer segment. In Europe, the use of post consumer recyclate has become a major topic in the plastics industry due to legal recycling regulations imposed by the European Union. With its INTAREMA® TVEplus® RegrindPro® technology featuring ReFresher module, EREMA plays a major role in making recyclates suitable for high-quality applications in the cosmetics and food industries, opening up new sales markets for their customers.
EREMA also expects further growth in the production waste recycling segment as a result of China supporting companies in implementing suitable recycling solutions.
EREMA doubled production area
At the company's headquarters in Austria, EREMA has been gearing up in recent months to meet the increasing demand worldwide for its recycling technologies. The construction of a new manufacturing plant doubled the production area in Ansfelden by the end of 2020. The expansion phase also saw an extension to the Customer Centre, where tests are carried out on a range of recycling machines using input materials supplied by customers. This was followed in January 2021 by the acquisition of a 40,000 m² site very close to the company's headquarters, increasing production capacity by a further 60 percent.
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