Alpla launches Polish PET recycling plant

Richard Higgs
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: April 19, 2013 11:36 am ET
Updated: April 19, 2013 11:38 am ET

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Topics Sustainability, Packaging, Blow Molding, Recycling

HARD, AUSTRIA — Austrian plastics molder Alpla Holding GmbH has opened a new 9 million euro ($11.8 million) PET recycling plant in the Radomsko district of the special economic zone of Lodz, Poland.

Alpla's recycling subsidiary PRT recently launched the PRT Radomsko operation to produce high-grade material for the production of new packaging including PET bottles. The recycled PET can also be used in the manufacture of travel bags, backpacks, laptop computers and fleece jackets.

Hard, Austria-based Alpla, which got the formal Polish planning go ahead for its latest recycling operation in 2011, expects the PRT Radomsko unit to create at least 30 new jobs.

The group, a packaging blow molder and injection molder of caps and performs, operates three other plants in Poland located in Nowy Dwor, Ostrow and Zywiec.

The company employs a global workforce of 14,000 and recorded 2012 sales of 3 billion euros. It has 149 production plants across 39 countries.


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