Starlinger & Co. GmbH of Vienna, Austria, installed a recoSTAR PET 330 iV+ recycling line in the Andes Mountains, at Eknka de Colombia, SA, which makes fibers, filaments, yarns and resins for textiles at its plant in Medellin, Colombia.
“After we started to recycle post-consumer PET bottles for fiber production in 2009, we saw PET recycling both as a new challenge and an opportunity for a new line of business that aligns perfectly with our sustainability strategy,” said Anibal Celis Carvajal, group coordinator for integral management and processes at Enka. “With PET consumption in Latin America steadily growing and PET recycling gaining a foothold, we began to study the various recycling technologies in different continents in the world, especially in the area of bottle-to-bottle recycling.”
The Starlinger line began production in December 2013.
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