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Krones and Erema are joining forces to take PET recycling forward in the beverage and liquid sectors.

Krones AG, a German company, and Austria-based engineering and recycling company Erema have formed an alliance to plan and design a series of PET recycling lines and factories.

Clients from beverage and PET recycling industries will be able to choose from either an optimal line or an entire factory.

Erema manufactures plastic recycling systems and has expertise in PET processing.

Krones is a manufacturer and turkey vendor of filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio comprises machines and lines for filling and packaging beverages and liquid foods, machines for producing PET bottles, as well as modules and lines for the recycling process.

The collaborative arrangement will focus significantly on planning entire factories, which Krones is already offering to beverage bottlers and PET recyclers from the feasibility study stage through to the finished factory.

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

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 reduced resource consumption and environmental impact.

More information can be souced at the Drinktec show from 11 to 15 September at the Krones and Erema stands.

 

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