The plastics industry is committed to reduce waste, minimize plastics’ impact on the environment and maintain the target of zero plastics to landfill by 2025. To ensure that plastic waste does not languish in the environment, two PET tech majors – Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen (NGR) and KUHNE are coming together to build systems for producing PET sheets from PET waste. They are aiming to achieve the same quality of PET sheets that are made from virgin raw materials.
NGR and KUHNE aim to raise the quality level
of for direct production of high-quality, food-grade PET sheets that are produced using skeleton scrap, sheet production scrap or PET bottle flakes.
A shredder-feeder-extruder combination will produce plastic melt while the P:REACT unit will improve the quality of PET and lastly KUHNE’s sheet system will ensure that PET sheets produced have the tightest tolerances.
The integrated system is likely to be beneficial for both PET sheet producers and thermoformed part manufacturers.
The shredder-feeder-extruder combination has the capability to convert any form of feedstock into high-quality melt. This allows PET scrap such as punch scrap, sheet production scrap, bottle flakes or even fibers to be used too. The second system – P:REACT decontaminates the PET melt to ensure it is 100% food-contact compliant – in accordance with FDA regulations and the IV value is set to the desired level.
The system’s ability to produce high-quality PET sheets from low-cost raw materials and also eliminate one melt step in the process is the technology’s USP.
More about new PET technologies at CMT’s 18th GEPET on 27-28 April, 2017 in Barcelona.
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