Houston — A Texas facility that processes polyethylene films into post-consumer recycled (PCR) pellets is among the businesses using previously owned recycling technology from UMAC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of Erema Group.
The Ansfelden, Austria-based company, which has been selling reconditioned recycling systems and components made by Erema since 2016, recently delivered one to Avangard Innovative's recycling plant in Houston.
UMAC says the previously owned machine was refurbished in terms of technology and appearance and then customized with twin laser filters that provide consistently high throughputs despite the level of contamination.
"Our flexibility and the fact that we were able to deliver this high-quality Erema recycling machine at short notice were decisive purchasing arguments for the customer," UMAC Managing Director Markus Stölnberger said in a news release.
The machine went to an Avangard business called Natura PCR LLC. Jon Stephens, the president, was impressed with the turnaround time.
"When we needed to add additional capacity with increased demand for our PCR, UMAC was able to provide the best solution. They not only were able to provide a machine that fits our application, but they were able to modify it and deliver to us in an unbelievable short period," Stephens said in the release.
UMAC says it has sold more than 60 reconditioned recycling machines and components in the last four years.