Plastic-Waste-into-rPP – PET-recycling 16-03-2022

Plastic-Waste-into-rPP – PET-recycling

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-Giant PET recycling plant commissioned in Albury-Wodonga

Around 1 billion PET beverage bottles will be recycled each year now the nation’s largest PET recycling plant is up and running in Albury-Wodonga.

The facility is a joint-venture collaboration between Pact Group, Cleanaway Waste Management and two beverage companies: Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP).

The $45 million recycling plant will boost a domestic circular economy as it operates 24/7 and has the ability to recycle up to 50,000 tonnes of PET bottles sourced in Australia annually. Recycled raw material can be used to produce new beverage bottles and other packaging, aiming to reduce plastic waste in the environment.

“This bottle-to-bottle plastic recycling facility brings the circular economy on-shore to Australia giving everyone a chance to participate in making a sustainable future possible by recycling their bottles and buying beverages in recycled plastic packaging,” said Paul Binfield, Cleanaway’s CFO. Plastic-Waste-into-rPP – PET-recycling

“Together with our partners, Cleanaway is working on a network of plastics recycling facilities integrated with our leading collection and sorting infrastructure to provide our customers with the most sustainable and circular solution for their plastic recycling.”

Intending to ensure the whole sustainable process, part of the facility uses solar energy and it also reuses a water treatment unit as well as rainwater tanks as much as possible.

Members of the joint venture contribute to the eco-friendly initiative with their knowledge and expertise. Cleanaway will provide the plastic to be recycled through its collection and sorting network, Pact will operate the facility and provide technical and packaging expertise, while Asahi Beverages, CCEP and Pact will buy the recycled plastic from the facility to use in their packaging. Plastic-Waste-into-rPP – PET-recycling

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-Sirmax Group’s New US Plant to Turn Plastic Waste into rPP

Recycled polypropylene (rPP) from the Indiana plant will be used in industrial applications and to make hybrid compounds for durable goods manufacturing.

Italian polypropylene (PP) compounder Sirmax Group, based in Cittadella (Padua), has built a new plant in Anderson, IN, dedicated to producing recycled polypropylene from post-industrial waste. The new SER North America plant is located next to the Sirmax North America plant, which was built in 2015.

SER North America is Sirmax’s thirteenth plant globally and its second in the United States. The plant represents an investment of $30 million and was a greenfield project.  Plastic-Waste-into-rPP – PET-recycling

The facility will use European post-consumer plastic selection and processing techniques to carefully select, shred, and regenerate post-industrial waste. SER North America’s flagship product is Green Isoplen, a polymer based on 100% regenerated PP.

The recycled PP will be used for industrial applications and will also be processed by Sirmax North America as a secondary raw material for hybrid compounds. Sold under the Green Isofil and Green Isoglass brands, the hybrid compounds contain mineral fillers or glass-fiber reinforcement. Applications include durable goods for the household-appliance and automotive markets.

The hybrid compounds containing recycled PP perform as well as high-grade compounds, according to Sirmax.

SER North America has a production capacity of 33 million pounds; the combined production of the plant and its neighbor, Sirmax North America, is 133 million pounds. SER North America has two production lines, and Sirmax North America has five. The plants’ combined production area is 268,000 square feet. Sirmax expects to add 40 new hires for SER North America, which would bring total employment at the two facilities to 140 workers.  Plastic-Waste-into-rPP – PET-recycling

Sirmax Group’s New US Plant to Turn Plastic Waste into rPP

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