Resilux to double bottle-to-bottle recycling capacity

Resilux uses Erema Vacunite tech to double PET bottle recycling

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Erema Vacunite|Resilux to double bottle-to-bottle recycling capacity
The Erema Vacunite system for PET bottle to bottle recycling Photo Erema

Resilux, a leading PET bottle and preform producer, announced a significant new technology investment, resulting in the company doubling its bottle-to-bottle PET recycling capacity. Using state-of-the-art equipment from Erema, it is Resilux’s latest step in its drive to create a truly circular economy in PET.

The new Vacunite bottle-to-bottle system enables the company to ramp up its production of food-grade recycled PET significantly. The investment has been made in response to increased customer demand and the expectation that production will only increase in the future. Marcel van de Sande, Company Group chief operating officer, says, “The new technology puts us in the perfect position to ride the next green wave,” by using the ‘Power of PET.’

The equipment will be installed at the company’s Bilten location in Switzerland, where the Resilux Group Recycling competence center is based. The investment reinforces its commitment to making a complete sustainability loop by creating solutions that are best for the products they package and the well-being of people and the planet. For them, it is another demonstration of being ‘safe for the planet’ – and its ability to be both a versatile and sustainable packaging solution.

Resilux offers products and services in different sectors

Belgium-based Resilux (www.resilux.com) produces PET bottles and preforms in Europe and the USA and operates Europe’s most modern PET recycling plant in Switzerland under the name Poly Recycling AG. Although listed on the stock exchange, Resilux is still fundamentally a family business offering customized products and services to customers in the food, drinks, and non-food sectors.

Erema Engineering Recycling (www.erema.com) specializes in the development and production of plastics recycling systems and technologies for the plastics processing industry and is regarded as the global market and innovation leader in these sectors. The company is part of the Austrian group of companies Erema Group based in Ansfelden/Linz, which employs around 600 people worldwide.

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy.

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