Recycling solutions for PET, post-consumer and production waste recycling
Erema will be presenting its full range of products and services. Although, due to Corona, the machine manufacturer will not have a recycling machine on display this time, they will still highlight the entire portfolio for PET recycling, post-consumer recycling and recycling of production waste. Visitors to the trade fair stand will be looked after by the team from Erema’s Shanghai subsidiary. From there, customers and interested parties will be able to talk to people at the company’s headquarters in Austria in hybrid meetings using video conferencing for customer-specific consultation.
Now that China has had the Corona situation well under control for several months, teams of technicians who travelled from Austria were able to visit customers across the country for several weeks before the end of 2020 to start up several recycling machines. In March, a team will set out again and, following a mandatory quarantine period, will begin commissioning several more machines. With its proven Vacurema technology, the machine manufacturer offers a wide range of processing options for applications involving direct food contact, such as the inline processes PET to sheet, PET to fibre, PET to strapping and PET to preform.
Growing interest is also noticeable in the post-consumer segment. In Europe, the use of post-consumer recyclate has become a major topic in the plastics industry due to legal recycling regulations imposed by the European Union. By providing the technology, Erema is playing a major role in making recyclate suitable for high-quality applications in the cosmetics and food industries, which in turn opens up new sales markets. The FDA confirmed in August 2019 that the recycling process based on an Intarema TVEplus RegrindPro machine plus ReFresher module is suitable for the production of milk and juice bottles, as well as meat trays, disposable tableware and cutlery, provided the input material comes from milk and juice bottles. In November 2020, the FDA confirmed an additional input stream and more application uses for the recyclate treated using this process. In addition to all HDPE beverage containers, HDPE closures of HDPE, PP and PET beverage bottles can also be processed. Material containing up to 100 per cent recyclate can be used in the production of containers for direct contact with food of all kinds.
Erema will also be part of the Recycling Conference:
Chinaplas and CPRJ Plastics Recycling and Circular Economy Conference and Showcase 2021 – subforum: Advanced recycling technologies closing the loop of industry chain Monday, 12 April, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm. Presentation by James Qiu, General Manager of Erema’s Shanghai subsidiary, on the topic: “Plastic recycling technology made by Erema: up to 100% recycled material – from post-consumer waste to high-quality product”