It is rare indeed for me to be reporting on a product in this section of the magazine but what Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) from Austria are currently showcasing is well worth a closer look. Theirs is a bottle-to-bottle recycling line that melts the PET and cleanses it sufficiently for the FDA to nod its approval and issue the appropriate permit.
In fact, the concept is anything but new. Previously, PET shavings, and everything else, were thrown into the reactor during the PET manufacturing process, although this was more about saving money than actually putting bottle-to-bottle recycling into practice.
These machines, often described as classics in the sector, chose the flake route, and were much less energy efficient than the NGR equipment. Transforming flakes and granulated material into new material that can be used for bottles is a time-consuming process, involving high temperatures and a vacuum environment. The new NGR system can do all that just a few minutes, at temperatures only slightly higher than the classical process. ... [ Read issue ]
NPE 2015 – The North American Road Show
The tour - before and after! Following the successful conclusion of the Go to Brau Beviale Tour 2014, preparations are already underway for our latest editorial project on behalf of PET bottling: A comprehensive analysis of the North American Market!
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