“We feel grateful and honoured being shortlisted for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe with our latest technology innovation recoSTAR PET art. This new machine concept builds on Starlinger’s solid foundation of manufacturing PET bottle-to-bottle recycling lines for more than 15 years and has been designed to take mechanical PET recycling to the next level,” said Paul Niedl, Commercial Head of Starlinger recycling technology.
In technical development, the focus of Starlinger recycling technology has always been on achieving highest production efficiency and keeping energy consumption and maintenance time as low as possible. The newly conceived PET bottle-to-bottle recycling system recoSTAR PET art does not only consume 25 % less energy compared to the previous model, it also requires 46 % less maintenance time, has a 21 % smaller machine footprint, and a production output increase of 15 %. In total, bottle-to-bottle recyclers can save about 21 % in production costs with the new system.
In addition to supplying world-leading FDA, EFSA and brand owner-approved PET recycling technology, Starlinger also offers recycling solutions for a variety of other post-consumer plastic scrap and industrial plastic waste. The specially developed odour reduction process ensures smell-reduced regranulate from post-consumer olefins such as PP and PE which are a widely used material for e.g. milk or detergent bottles. The company’s scope of supply also includes recycling solutions for agro- and geo-textiles, nonwovens, heavily printed and hygroscopic plastic films, or waste from textile production.