Making polymer sorting more efficient
| The Bühler Group has announced the Sortex E PolyVision that can identify same-colour polymer contaminants by analysing their chemical signatures.
Amut Group presents solutions for the plastics material at IFAT
| Amut Group will present at its booth C1.240 the Da-Labeller DLB 60 and the mobile Ballistic Separator SBS 201.
Bacteria eat PET
| Japanese scientists have discovered a bacteria that can degrade PET. So far only fungi where know to decompose plastics.
Petcore Europe Conference 2016 a huge success
| 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.
PET recycler counts on sorter from Sesotec
| With the new sorting system BTB PET-Recycling wants to reduce the waste volume to be competitive.
More than 66 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2014
| 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 selects Amut for PET bottles processing plant
| 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.
PET bottles exposed to UV light negatively impact processing of recycling bottles
| 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.
The colourful break of PET recycling
| Current market developments on the PET packaging market are putting the future of PET recycling at risk.
Amut supplies largest recycling plant in Latin America
| 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.