PET Recycling Articles

  • Case study - PFR Nord GmbH - PET recycling plant

    Customer The Mensing Group of Companies in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost € 10 million in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt. About 30 new jobs have resulted there. On the whole, Mensing Group, which also includes AFA Nord GmbH and TM ...

  • Freeze–melting process significantly decreases phthalate ester plasticizer levels in drinking water stored in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles

    Bottled water consumption has increased significantly in recent decades. Eighty percent of bottled water is sold in plastic containers usually made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Trace leaching of phthalate esters (PEs) from these bottles into the water and their effects on human health has become a serious concern. In this study, the effects of freezing on the release of PEs from PET ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • New PET recycling plant at PFR Nord - Case Study

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Evolve Polymers, Uk - Case Study

    A world first for plastic sorting thanks to TOMRA Sorting OVERVIEW Even to the trained eye it is impossible to tell the difference between a clear PVC and PET flake, so when Evolve Polymers challenged TOMRA to sort the 'impossible' to a new level of purity, the foundations were laid for a partnership that would result in a world first for plastics ...


    By TOMRA Sorting 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 GmbH.

  • Separation tank / Floating tank for separation of different kinds of plastic

    The NEUE HERBOLD – Separation Tank Type TB is used for separation of  plastics with various densities, primarily for film flakes, granulate from  PET bottles and other rigid types of plastics. Depending on the application, floating particles like film falkes or sinking particles like PET bottle flakes are separated from other high density plastics. The standard separation tanks ...

  • R&D testing of PET bottles using oxygen permeation analysers - Case Study

    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

  • Peterstaler Mineralquellen establishes its own counting centre

    Deposit on non-refillable foreign bottles is secured The German producer of mineral water, Peterstaler Mineralquellen, operates a PET filling system and fills about 40 million PET cycle bottles a year. However, when the crates with the empty bottles are returned to Peterstaler, there are foreign bottles mixed in with the company’s own. Until now, the bottles have been sorted ...


    By Anker Andersen A/S

  • Jasar Recycling - PET deliquifying

    Jasar Recycling installed a new Runi SK-370 Deliquifying Compactor for their East Palestine, OH location. “We are very happy with the RUNI SK 370 PET Deliquifying system. Right now, we are running the machine in two shifts and the machine is keeping up with all of our plastic material. The nicest feature about the RUNI is that there is barely any maintenance on the system. The RUNI ...


    By Runi A/S

  • Solar disinfection for the post-treatment of greywater by means of a continuous flow reactor

    SODIS (solar disinfection) is a low-cost alternative for water decontamination. The method is based on the exposure of water, contained in PET bottles, to direct sunlight, and mainly its UV-A and infrared components. The present research studied SODIS as a low cost alternative for the inactivation of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in treated greywater, aiming at its reuse for more ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A preliminary Ames fluctuation assay assessment of the genotoxicity of drinking water that has been solar disinfected in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles

    Though microbially safe, concerns have been raised about the genotoxic/mutagenic quality of solar-disinfected drinking water, which might be compromised as a result of photodegradation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles used as SODIS reactors. This study assessed genotoxic risk associated with the possible release of genotoxic compounds into water from PET bottles during SODIS, using the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • PET sorting plant in Korea

    Even though Korea’s recycling industry is in its infancy, there are companies willing to make a strong investment in its future. Analysis “When we were planning to build a new PET sorting plant”, explains Jae-beom Jeon, Deputy Managing Director of Daesung Group, “our biggest concern was manual sorters.” Korean hand pickers are not only expensive to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • PET & PE sorting plant - in Montello, Italy

    Italy is the worldwide leader in the consumption of polymer bottles and therefore an important market for PET and PE container sorting. One of the largest plastic sorting facilities in the world is located in Montello. TITECH has installed 18 units in this facility. They sort PET bottles by colour (clear, light blue and coloured) and PE containers from a mixed plastic input .They also clean the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • The carbon impact of bottling Australian wine in the UK

    An increasingly hot issue in the UK is the design of bottles and their recycled content, to the point where researchers have begun analysing how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted from bulk-imported wine from Australia compared to its bottling in the UK. The study considers a comparison between using Amcor-designed PET bottles versus typical glass bottles used by UK-based bottlers. One ...

  • Does sunlight change the material and content of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles?

    A simple water treatment process called SODIS (solar water disinfection) consists of filling polluted water in PET bottles that are exposed to sunlight for 5–6 hours. However, sunlight does not only destroy disease-causing microorganisms found in the water but also transforms the plastic material into photoproducts. Laboratory and field tests revealed that these photoproducts are generated at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Does sunlight change the material and content of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles?

    ABSTRACTA simple water treatment process called SODIS (solar water disinfection) consists of filling polluted water in PET bottles that are exposed to sunlight for 5–6 hours. However, sunlight does not only destroy disease-causing microorganisms found in the water but also transforms the plastic material into photoproducts. Laboratory and field tests revealed that these photoproducts are ...


    By IWA Publishing

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