Third extrusion line installed

The Austrian specialist for packaging solutions, ALPLA, and the German recycling company Texplast, a subsidiary of FROMM Plastics, have been benefitting from their cooperation in PET recycling since 2018. In the past few months, they jointly succeeded in stabilizing the quantity and quality of raw materials for the production facilities of both partners at a high level. Now Texplast is investing in a third extrusion line and is going to increase the annual capacity for food-grade PET regranulate by 15 000 t/a to a total of around 27 000 t/a. For this expansion, Texplast is currently building a new hall on the company premises in Wolfen. The plant is expected to go into operation in April 2019. According to Texplast, the investment amounts to approx. 4.5 million €.

“The demand for recycled plastics is continuously rising. In order to serve our customers with the required quantities, we must accelerate our recycling activities. With Texplast as our partner, we have access to high-quality recycling material on the German market,“ says Georg Lässer, Head of Recycling at ALPLA. „In addition, we secure our expertise and experience in the logistics sector and use the existing network linking the food retailing industry.“

Using the shortest route and optimized logistics, Texplast transports the returnable bottles - valuable recycling material - to the recycling plant, thus keeping the carbon footprint as small as possible, as Matthias Schäfer, authorized representative at Texplast emphasizes. „The cooperation with ALPLA closes the bottle cycle: we recycle the returnable goods from the food retail trade and turn them into high-quality, food-grade regranulate, which ALPLA uses to manufacture preforms for new PET beverage bottles. The colorful flakes arising in the process are used by FROMM for their own strap production.“





Related articles:

High-quality key extrusion components form basis for Circular Economy

3S is an Austrian manufacturer of screws, spirals and spindles for the extrusion and oilfield industries. They are meeting the increase in demand by investing in the expansion of their manufacturing...


Hot Topic

Dear Readers, The last quarter of the year offers a highlight, at least for all those who deal with the subject of plastics recycling. The subject of circular economy and plastics recycling is...


Save the date for Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting 2019

The conference “Design for Recycling – where quality plastics recycling” begins, 21 & 22 November 2019 in Brusels/Belgium, will focus on the recyclability of plastics. Recycling of plastics...

Issue 2021-02

Bilfinger and Umincorp sign letter of  intent for plastic recycling facilities     

Industrial services provider Bilfinger and recycling tech company Umincorp have signed a letter of intent for a long-term EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) partnership. The aim is to...


European mechanical plastics recycling exceeded 8 million tonnes in 2021

The waste plastics value chain is a complex and dynamic sector, with an evolving operating environment. New legislation and targets for the recycling of plastics and the use of recyclate are changing...