PET TO PET RECYCLING ÖSTERREICH
Austrian recycler increases capacity / More PET bottles recovered in 2018 than previous year
A renovation of PET to PET Recycling Österreich's (Müllendorf / Austria; www.pet2pet.at) recycling facility has increased its output capacity. “After completion of the revamp, the line runs at 20% more output with consistent quality and constant IV [intrinsic viscosity],” said Christian Lovranich, head of Process Engineering at Austrian machinery manufacturer Starlinger (Vienna; www.starlinger.com). In addition to making the line more productive, the doubling of capacity for energy recovery has also increased energy efficiency.

In 2018, 25,400 t of PET bottles were recycled in Austria by PET to PET Recycling, a 9% increase over 2017. A total of 1 bn PET bottles were processed. In view of the plastics recycling targets of 50% by 2025 stipulated by the European Commission's Circular Economy Package – see Plasteurope.com of 19.01.2018 – the company is anticipating growing demand for recyclate. The Austrian recycler is owned by beverage producers Coca-Cola HBC Austria, Egger Getränke, Rauch Fruchtsäfte, S. Spitz and Vöslauer Mineralwasser.
11.03.2019 Plasteurope.com [241896-0]
Published on 11.03.2019
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