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Krones, Erema agree to collaborate in field of PET plastic recycling

PKBR Staff Writer Published 28 August 2017

Krones and Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen have agreed to partner in the field of PET plastic recycling.

The alliance is mainly formed with an idea to integrate the technical expertise of two companies into the planning and designing of PET recycling lines and complete factories.

The integration will help to offer clients from both the beverage and PET recycling industries an optimal line or an entire factory.

Erema will contribute the expertise required for PET processing whereas Krones’ product portfolio comprises of machines and lines for filling and packaging beverages and liquid foods.

It also includes machines for producing PET bottles, modules and lines for the recycling process.

The collaborative arrangement will also focus 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’ W hot-wash technology which was specifically developed for PET combined with Erema’s Vacurema technology developed for PET, will allow both the companies to offer customized job sections for washing and/or decontamination technology for PET plastics recycling and handle them as a turnkey vendor. 

The process signifies that the Krones’ clients will soon be able to close the entire PET cycle thereby contributing to the circular economy with reduced resource consumption and environmental impact. 

More information about the collaboration between the two companies can be obtained in Drinktec 2017, scheduled from 11 to 15 September at Krones in Hall B6 and at Erema’s stand in Hall A4.346. 


Image: Krones partners with Erema for PET plastic recycling. Photo: Courtesy of © Krones AG 2017.