The following briefs were gathered by Plastics News' Mexico City-based correspondent, Joann McKinlay, at PlastImagen '97, held Sept. 9-12 in Mexico City.
Expanding company reclaims drink boxes
Reciclados de Mexico SA de CV has expanded significantly this year, opening a $4 million PET recycling plant in Lerma in January and a $4 million operation for reclaiming aseptic drink packaging Sept. 11. The firm plans to expand the drink-box plant this year.
The facility, called Repak, can expand easily, according to general director Ra£l L¢pez. The firm plans to add a new grinder, washer and separating equipment, he said in a Sept. 8 tour of the Mexico City operations.
United Plastic Recycling Inc. hopes to have a 25-employee plant in Monterrey, Mexico, to reprocess PET bottles, high density polyethylene milk jugs and industrial scrap by the end of the year, said President John Sullivan.The Montgomery, Ala., firm has a sales office in Monterrey .
Grupo Crisol SA de CV's operation in Veracruz, Mexico, is the firm's newest, with products including polyester resin for textiles and PET bottles. The firm's next project is to add polyethylene naphthalate resin capacity for hot-fill bottles. Grupo Crisol is waiting for a raw material supply agreement, probably with Amoco Chemical Co., said Ramiro Aranda, sales manager for the PET resin division, Acrilia SA de CV.