News - EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.

News - EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.

EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.



News - EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.

Newsgrafik #33119

SIPA and EREMA hold Open House - Live production on world's first ...  (Company news)

... PET Inline Preform system

A very special Open House was held from 4 to 6 September at the SIPA headquarters in Vittorio Veneto, Italy, where the unique direct processing of washed PET flakes to make food contact grade preforms was demonstrated live on the world's first PET Inline Preform system. The system will be in industrial operation next year.

Numerous representatives from the beverage industry and well-known brands attended the three-day Open House held by SIPA and EREMA and saw a compelling live production performance of the world's first PET Inline Preform system. SIPA, the leading manufacturer of PET packaging solutions from Italy, and EREMA, specialists in the manufacturing of plastic recycling systems, have together developed a unique, flexible, direct processing solution to make food contact compliant inline preforms from PET flakes in a single step. The pivotal product from EREMA in the collaboration is VACUREMA technology, which is combined with SIPA's XTREME preform production system. The pioneering system offers PET processors economic and ecological benefits: energy savings, lower logistics and process costs and higher profitability thanks to the direct link of the two systems eliminating all the waste of the complete process. Another unique selling proposition over conventional injection moulding is that lightweighting up to 8% is possible with the patented XTREME preform design.

"We previewed this technology at the Discovery Day 2016 and it is now ready for production. The PET Inline Preform system catches the spirit of the age and even goes one step further. There is increasing demand among customers for flexible and energy-saving processing possibilities. With this system we support them in remaining an innovative part of the ever developing plastics industry," says Christoph Wöss, Business Development Manager for Bottle Applications at the EREMA Group. Trials carried out previously on the PET Inline Preform system showed that the weight consistency, viscosity and colour values of the preforms – depending on flake quality – are on a par with those of virgin material. "We were keen to show the first PET Inline Preform System to interested Open House guests. This innovative technology makes real the dream of a circular sustainable economy with results exceeding our most optimistic expectations at the beginning of the project. The rPET preforms have quality properties and performances comparable to the injection moulded preforms made in virgin resin. We are delighted about the strong interest and so many enthusiastic participants," says Enrico Gribaudo, General Manager of SIPA.
(EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.)

Newsgrafik #33062

drinktec 2017: Krones and Erema are joining forces to progress PET recycling  (Company news)

Picture: Bottle-to-Bottle-Recycling – Recycling of PET to be reused as food-grade packaging materials is flourishing around the globe

Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, and Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, Ansfelden, Austria, have agreed to collaborate in the field of PET plastic recycling. The aim of this alliance is to incorporate the technical expertise of both companies into the planning and design of PET recycling lines and indeed complete factories, so as to be able to offer clients from both the beverage and PET recycling industries an optimal line or an entire factory. Anyone interested can obtain more detailed information on the cooperation between the two companies during this year’s drinktec from 11 to 15 September at Krones in Hall B6 and at Erema’s stand in Hall A4.346.

The accumulated corporate experience and the product portfolios of Erema and Krones complement each other to optimum effect: Erema, as the world’s market leader in the manufacture of plastic recycling systems, contributes the expertise required for PET processing, and Krones is the world’s leading manufacturer and turnkey vendor of filling and packaging technology. Krones’ product portfolio, however, comprises not only machines and lines for filling and packaging beverages and liquid foods, but also machines for producing PET bottles, plus modules and lines for the recycling process. The collaborative arrangement will also focus significantly on planning entire factories, which Krones is already offering to beverage bottlers and PET recyclers from the feasibility study stage all the way through to the finished factory.

Krones’ comprehensive product range, particularly the MetaPure W hot-wash technology developed specifically for PET and validated by performance in the field, combined with Erema’s Vacurema technology developed for PET, will enable the two companies in future to offer responsively customised job sections - for washing and/or decontamination technology all the way through to complete factories for PET plastics recycling, and handle them as a turnkey vendor.

This means that Krones’ clients will soon be able to close the entire PET cycle, from manufacture of the PET plastic products all the way through to their recovery, and thus make a sustainable contribution towards the “circular economy”, with concomitantly reduced resource consumption and environmental impact.
(Krones AG)

Newsgrafik #32852

rPET packaging trend: Manufacturers count on energy-saving add-on technology from EREMA ...  (Company news)

... – including food contact compatibility

One year ago EREMA announced the relaunch of the Multi-Purpose Reactor (MPR) at the Discovery Day. Since then, the trend towards the food contact grade direct processing of PET products has continued to grow. More and more customers are enhancing their existing extrusion plant by adding the attribute of food contact compliance.

Some 1.3 million tonnes of PET are already recycled every year around the world with VACUREMA technology from EREMA. The end products include food contact compliant preforms for the beverage industry, thermoforming sheet, fibres and strapping.

The order figures at EREMA show that the trend in PET recycling is clearly towards direct processing. This does without pellet production as an intermediate step and post-consumer PET flakes or PET production waste are processed directly and in one step to make end products. Twenty-four of these VACUREMA Inline systems have been shipped in the last 15 months alone and, additionally, a new process for the direct production of food contact grade preforms from post-consumer bottle flakes has been presented.

EREMA also offers the MPR, a highly efficient crystallisation dryer, for customers who are converting their existing PET extrusion plants for food contact compliant end products. The decontamination, drying, dedusting and crystallisation of different PET input materials takes place in just one step in preparation for extrusion.

"The MPR is becoming increasingly popular for customers who have a conventional crystalliser and pre-dryer and are confronted with long process times and high operating costs. With energy consumption at only 0.1 kWh/kg, the MPR is a crystalliser and pre-dryer at the same time, making it the economically interesting alternative," says Christoph Wöss, Business Development Manager for the bottle sector at EREMA. Input materials such as washed PET bottle flakes, ground PET flat sheet waste and virgin PET material plus mixtures of them are decontaminated and therefore already food contact compliant before extrusion. "The list of alternative suppliers of these PET extruders without pretreatment is long and tempting. However, later investments in dryers or high-maintenance decontamination modules reduce the profits of the PET producers in the end," warns Christoph Wöss.

Ideal addition for existing extrusion
On the one hand the relaunch of the MPR last year aroused the interest of new customers and, on the other hand, is confirmation for many existing customers to count on EREMA technology in the future, too. "We at Sky-Light place our trust in the MPR from EREMA when it comes to the food contact compliance of PET – and this is already the second time. In the new expansion of our production capacity we once again added an MPR to the twin screw extruder," says Sky-Light owner Søren Larsen. "The growth in output through the increase of the bulk density of PET flakes and flat sheet waste and the stable IV value are more than convincing from the point of view of an entrepreneur." Sky-Light is a specialist for individual packaging solutions. The Danish company produces several hundred million snap-on lids, cups, inserts, blister and transport trays for customers in the food, electronics and pharmaceutical industry.

The technical and economical improvements in the course of the relaunch include being able to reduce the connected load by over 30 per cent while maintaining output. "The calculable operating costs in combination with the reliable output performance make for a foreseeable and short amortisation period," says Alimpet President Roberto Alibardi. The Italian company – as part of the Aliplast Group – makes thermoforming sheet from post-consumer PET which is then used to make thermoforming containers for the food industry, for example. Besides two MPRs the Aliplast Group also has VACUREMA systems from EREMA to produce food contact grade PET recyclates.

Additionally, the relaunch came with a higher degree of automation and improved ease of maintenance with the vacuum system. The process water tank has been replaced by a utility-free vacuum pump which reduces operating costs. The compactness of the system has in general been reworked, which can be seen in a 20 per cent saving in space.
(EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.)

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