Emerging markets look to recycle PET locally


Austrian recycling machinery producer Starlinger recently supplied equipment for a pioneer PET recycling project in Uzbekistan, installed by Geleon Link. The Tashkent-Uzbekistan based company purchased a Starlinger recoSTAR PET 125 HC iV+ recycling line for processing post-consumer washed and dried PET bottle flakes. The line has an output capacity of around 8000 tons/yr with the recycled food-grade PET material produced to primarily be used for the domestic market.

Yuldosh Kazakov, Starlinger sales representative in Uzbekistan, told PlasticsToday that Geleon Link partnered with Starlinger due to the company's process, which allows the recycler to treat the recycled pellets in the SSP reactor at the end of the production process and increase their intrinsic viscosity (IV) according to the specifications needed for the target application....
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