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Fromm Packaging Australia, a member of APPMA, will manufacture and sell plastic strap made almost entirely from recycled PET bottles. The company said it was the first in Australia to manufacture recycled plastic strap, which is made using up to 98% recycled bottle material (rPET) on extrusion lines.

Most of the raw material is produced in Fromm’s plastic-recycling plant in Wolfen, Germany. This plant produces PET pellets flakes.

Richard Layton, managing director at Fromm, said the flakes are used for the company’s global production and the pellets are sold to other users.

“At Fromm, by using recycled resins, we are not adding to the total amount of waste plastics in circulation,” Layton said. “We use recyclables that are again recyclable.”

Fromm has a recycling capacity of more than 50,000 tonnes of bottles per year.

Fromm plastic strap
Fromm plastic strap

“Our new sustainability approach is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Our goal is to limit the effects our products have on the environment,” Layton said.

“We strive to develop and produce packaging machines and consumables for a better planet.”

Fromm Packaging Systems, Fromm Packaging Australia’s parent company, has been operating for more than 70 years. Based in Switzerland, the company designs, develops, and produces systems for unitising and palletising goods for transport, including strapping machines, and pallet stretch wrapping machines, together with associated consumables.

The Swiss Fromm acquired Australian Warehousing Solutions in 2010, which became Fromm Packaging Australia.

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