PET Recycling Articles

  • Recycling of cardboard, PET and aluminium drinks cans in new channel baling presses - Case Study

    Europe's largest logistics provider, Euro Pool System, in Hungary with new recycling hall In neatly lined-up wire cage carts, cardboard, PET bottles and cans from 175 branches of a supermarket chain in Hungary wait to be compressed into bales. The used packaging is carried via chain conveyors into two parallel channel baling presses and it's there they are tightly compacted. Two shifts a ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Bottled versus tap water fact sheet

    Where does bottled water come from? Those beautiful mountain illustrations on water bottles are often very far from the true source of the water inside. Bottled water sources can be hard to track down, as bottled water manufacturers are not required to disclose where the water comes from or for that matter, what’s in their water. In fact, the best indicator of what kind of water ...


    By Kinetico International

  • Effect of NaCl on antimony and phthalate compounds leached from PET bottles

    Nowadays polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are commonly used as food containers as they are lightweight. PET bottles contain antimony (Sb) and phthalate compounds. In contact with food, antimony and phthalate molecules could migrate from the inner surface of a PET bottle to the food. Therefore, we studied the effect of NaCl concentration in PET bottles on the leakage of antimony and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Successful Premiere of PET Briquettes - Case Study

    No-one at Repasack in Oberhausen is prepared to part with their HSM BRP 4810 briquetting press: the machine presses twice as fast as its predecessor, compresses the material to a thirtieth of its initial volume and so far it has not had any operational faults. At the large counting centre for disposable packaging made from PET, aluminium and tin there was a positive summary regarding the first ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Impact of sunlight/dark storage on natural spring water bottled in polyethylene terephthalate

    The effect of two environmental variables, ultraviolet radiation and external air temperature, on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottled water was investigated over 100 days. The high pressure liquid chromatography results showed the migration of carbonyl compounds (acetaldehyde, formaldehyde and acetone) from PET bottles into water over 3 months. Storage of PET bottled water enhanced the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SRF Refining (Solid Recovered Fuels) Thermoteam – Austria case study

    Customer Thermoteam is a join! venture of Lafarge and Saubermacher. The business objective is the production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) at the location of Retznei (South of Styria) close to the cement works of Lafarge in Austria. Thermoteam has capacity and permission to process 99,500 tonnes of waste per year. The input material varies between pre-treated mixed trade wastes ...

  • Hurricane HR Cyclone System for Paprika Powder Recovery and Emission Control on three milling lines (11 011 m3 /h at 48ºC) - Case Study

    Foreword Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Hurricane HR cyclone system for Paprika Powder Recovery and Emission Control on three milling lines. This system was installed at Juan José Albarracín a company founded in 1854. It is the oldest company in the manufacturing and commercialization of paprika in all its varieties, hence offering the top quality ...

  • Plastic Recycling in beautiful South Carolina case study

    Palmetto Synthetics currently manages multiple production lines at their Kingstree, South Carolina facility. With their in-house equipment, Palmetto Synthetics has the capability to produce specialty fibers from 1.5 to 2000 denier with greater efficiency and consistency. Having such specialized equipment enables Palmetto Synthetics the opportunity to custom design the right fiber type, right ...


    By WEIMA

  • Plastic Products – Designed for Recycling?

    When it comes to the UK’s approach to plastics recycling, local authorities, waste management firms and members of the public often come under fire. But to what extent would greater product design considerations enable further progress to be made, considers Chris Oldfield? A recent study conducted by recycling association Recoup¹, found that plastic is the material consumers are most ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • NEXAFS study of electron beam irradiated PET

    One of the most promising methods for surface property modification is electron beam irradiation, which can create new chemical groups on surfaces. In this study we investigated the surface functionalisation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a commonly used polymer material with many applications. The changes in surface properties were examined after electron beam irradiation with near edge ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pet Recycun6 Plant Opens in Germany

    German plastics recycling company TM Recycling has invested about €10 million ($13.4 million) to build a new PET plastics recycling facility. Construction of the plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt TM Recycling, along with AFA Nord GmbH, are a part of the German company Mensing Group, headquartered in Germany. The facility has been operating since June ...

  • New PET recycling plant at PFR Nord

    The Mensing Unternehmensgruppe in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost 10 million Euros in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the new foundation of the PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenweststedt, where almost 30 new workplaces have been created. Altogether, the Mensing Group, which also includes the AFA Nord GmbH and the TM Recycling ...

  • Field comparison of solar water disinfection (SODIS) efficacy between glass and polyethylene terephalate (PET) plastic bottles under sub-Saharan weather conditions

    Concerns about photodegradation products leaching from plastic bottle material into water during solar water disinfection (SODIS) are a major psychological barrier to increased uptake of SODIS. In this study, a comparison of SODIS efficacy using glass and plastic polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles was carried out under strong real sunlight and overcast weather conditions at Makerere ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • LiquiDrainer

    LiquiDrainer – automatic, quick and profitable emptying of filled liquid containers Efficient and automatic emptying – time-consuming manual emptying is over! The LiquiDrainer empties filled PET bottles, TetraPak and beverage cans. Even entire packages can be emptied. High-cost manual opening of the bottles is no longer necessary, the LiquiDrainer takes over this job ...

  • Progressing cavity pumps in the production of dry pet food

    Progressing cavity pumps from Allweiler AG have been standard equipment in food and beverage production for many decades. With stators and gaskets made of foodgrade materials, CIP and SIP configurations (Cleaning in Place, Steaming in Place), and stainless steel casings and rotors, these pumps are well suited for a variety of applications. For the plant operator, it is also important that ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Sorting of PET flake by material & color simultaneously at ECO Plastics, UK case study

    In late 2010, ECO Plastics issued TOMRA Sorting UK with one of the most demanding sorting challenges it had ever encountered. In order to supply a large independent bottler with recycled ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Energy recovery from the Exhaust gases of a Cyclone preheater tower - case study

    FOREWORD Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Hurricane cyclone system for Duna-Drava Kft cement plant in Beremend, Hungary, (a member of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates), as part of an energy recovery project. To maintain the quality of the ground Pet Coke within the specifications in terms of ash content, ACS was contacted with the ...

  • Taylor made washing lines for wet recycling of conterminated plastics

    NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, located in Sinsheim/Germany manufactures and sells complete washing lines for the recycling of plastics waste. Prior to re-pelletizing the plastic waste must be size reduced, washed and if necessary foreign materials separated. NEUE HERBOLD washing lines, produce granules or flakes with a high quality even at today's ...

  • Tailor-made washing lines for wet recycling of conterminated plastics

    NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH, located in Sinsheim/Germany manufactures and sells complete washing lines for the recycling of plastics waste. Prior to re-pelletizing the plastic waste must be size reduced, washed and if necessary foreign materials separated. ...

  • R&D Testing of PET bottles using Oxygen Permeation Analyser

    Constar International is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) plastic packaging, with over 50 years of development and manufacturing know how.  A world leader in the soft drinks packaging industry, Constar has been at the forefront of technological advancement in multi-layer and monolayer PET barriers.  Constar continue to expand, ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

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