EREMA, in collaboration with SIPA, held the global premier of a new recycling system that enables direct processing of PET flakes for food contact compliant inline preforms in a single processing step.
Unveiled at this EREMA’s annual ‘Discover Day’ in Ansfelden, Austria, on June 1st, the new XTREME RENEW system is said to provide better preform quality when using PET.
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Gianfranco Zoppas, Chairman SIPA/Zoppas Industries; Manfred Hackl, CEO EREMA; Klaus Feichtinger, CEO EREMA; Marc Jacobs, CEO marcjacobsconsulting; Christoph Wöss, Business Development Manager Application Bottle EREMA; Enrico Gribaudo, General Manager SIPA
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EREMA said that attendees at the event had “high expectations” that the new system would enable profitability in PET recycling, given the current low oil prices affecting the industry.
Christoph Wöss, Business Development Manager for Bottle Applications at EREMA, said: "In my experience with customers, the reason why a producer decides in favour of a major investment in a recycling solution is based on a broad-sighted, entrepreneurial approach. Only those companies which are willing and able to adapt will remain in the constantly fluctuating plastics industry in the long term.
“Thanks to the collaboration with SIPA we make it possible for plastics producers to show the necessary flexibility.”
When heated, the food contact compliant melt produced by EREMA’s VACUREMA technology runs directly into the XTREME production process, developed by SIPA, to make preforms in a single step. This elimintaes the common, intermediate cooling stage often used in pellet production.
The benefit of this direct processing, says the companies, is an enormous boost in energy efficiency plus considerably lower thermal damage to the PET material.
Enrico Gribaudo, SIPA General Manager, explained: "We are proud to have developed such a sustainable product together with EREMA. Sustainable in the sense of the company and sustainable in the sense of the environment.
“Moreover, the processing gives you unrivalled benefits in logistics. XTREME RENEW not only saves space, CO2 and energy, it also reduces costs."