AMUT: Recovery of food packaging waste04.07.2018
AMUT has carried out both technology for POAL treatment and washing and the extrusion line to turn the final material into pellets
Ecoallene is an Italian patent and Ecoplasteam is the company entitled to use its licenses. AMUT, involved since the 1980s in the engineering and manufacturing of technologies to process and recovery plastic materials, has fully developed this pioneering project together with the Italian start-up Ecoplasteam. Ecoplasteam can thus recycle 7000 tons of waste coming from this particular packaging disposal, mainly from the polycomposite part – up to now only cellulose can be recovered.
Ecoallene becomes a raw material to be extruded or injection moulded like a standard polymer. It can be coloured and additivated for different applications
Functioning of the plant:
The input material, in form of commingled bales, comes from the paper mill after undergoing to a process for TetraPak cellulose recovery. The material is processed and treated through progressive phases and washed with a series of equipment in order to reduce the presence of paper fibers. Once the material is clean, it is mixed by a gravimetric dosing system, filtrated, granulated by the extrusion line and finally put in big bags.