The module helps reduce virgin material and re-uses plastic PET household waste that is almost entirely recovered from national bottle collection schemes.
It then converts the recovered post-consumer hot-washed PET flakes into an rPET material that is suitable for manufacture of food packaging where the food comes into direct contact with the packaging.
The investment has also created 20 new jobs attheplant.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed that the post-consumer rPET flakes processed in the new module are safe for use in all food applications.
The factory is also expected to expand capacity, and to support his, two PET thermoforming lines will be launched this year and one PET extrusion line will launch in 2017.
The installation was supported financially by the Aquitaine region.
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