Circular Plastics News #13
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PET Recycling Expansion | Recycled-based Polyamide | Recycling Plant In Mexico
Plastipak Enhances PET Recycling
Plastipak, which specializes in the design, manufacture, and recycling of plastic containers, has finished a major investment in a manufacturing site in Luxembourg to expand its PET recycling capacity. It enables to increase annual production capacity by 136%. The recycling facility converts washed rPET flakes originating from post-consumer bottles into food-grade rPET pellets.
Solvay Launches New Recycled-based Polyamide
Solvay, a supplier of specialty polymers, has introduced a new Omnix® high-performance polyamide (HPPA) compound family, which contains a minimum of 33% recycled content, consisting of 70% PIR/PCR recycled resin. The new HPPA shows a 30% lower global warming potential compared to virgin material. It can be used for various consumer appliances.
New Recycling Plant In The South-East Of Mexico
The recycling plant Planta Nueva Ecología de Tabasco (PLANETA) will be built with an investment of more than $60m as a joint venture of ALPLA and Coca-Cola FEMSA. The plant will have the capacity to process 50,000 tonnes of post-consumer PET bottles per year, which will result in 35,000 tonnes of recycled PET material ready for reuse.
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