| The Bühler Group has announced the Sortex E PolyVision that can identify same-colour polymer contaminants by analysing their chemical signatures.
| Amut Group will present at its booth C1.240 the Da-Labeller DLB 60 and the mobile Ballistic Separator SBS 201.
| Japanese scientists have discovered a bacteria that can degrade PET. So far only fungi where know to decompose plastics.
| 160 experts and leaders from the entire PET value chain in Europe and beyond met at the 2016 Petcore Europe sold-out conference in Brussels on 23 February.
| With the new sorting system BTB PET-Recycling wants to reduce the waste volume to be competitive.
| According to Petcore, the equivalent of 66 billion 1.5L PET bottles were collected and recycled in 2014, representing 57% of bottles and containers placed in the market.
| Unifi Inc. selects Amut SpA and Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to provide the technology for a $25 million expansion that will increase its capacity to turn PET bottles into recycled fibers for apparel and automotive products. The investment is being made at Unifi’s facility in Reidsville, N.C.
| A new research study conducted by Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a company specialized in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) package development, has found that exposing post-consumer bottles to ultraviolet (UV) light prior to recycling has a severe impact on the physical properties and visual attributes of next generation, recycled PET (rPET) bottles.
| Current market developments on the PET packaging market are putting the future of PET recycling at risk.
| The bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Latin America has an hourly net capacity of over 6.000 kg/h, handling 1.5 Billion PET bottles per year.