Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH said new developments in its Vacurema process, called Vacurema Multi-KT, can turn out pellets from recycled PET with the same intrinsic velocity - a measurement of how material flows - of virgin resin.
The process meets all the requirements of worldwide beverage producers, according to the company in Linz, Austria.
The recycled PET can have an intrinsic velocity from 0.76-0.82 and above, the company said.
Erema also has launched machinery for in-line crystallization of strand pellets with a cylindrical shape, with no need for external energy outside of the existing process energy used.
Vacurema touts intensive drying and greater intrinsic velocity of bottle flake under a high vacuum, before the extrusion process.
Erema North America Inc. is based in Ipswich, Mass.
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