As the demand for recycled plastics grows, so does the size of the machines. This applies to the processing of polyolefins as well as to PET recycling. With its unique dimensions and production capacity, this new size of plant features a screw diameter of 280 mm, implemented for the first time in a Vacurema Basic 2628 T large-scale project for producing rPET pellets, Erema Group GmbH, Ansfelden/Austria, has just shipped the plant to a customer in Brazil.
Up to 40,000 tons/year of rPET meeting a very high-quality standards can now be produced. The screw was manufactured by 3S, a subsidiary of Erema GmbH. The reactor of this recycling system almost reaches the roof of the new production hall. 500 tons of input material were recycled during the test phase, which was subject to strict quality control.
Just 4 years ago, the largest extrusion line supplied by Erema was designed for a throughput of 15,000 tons/year, as claimed by the company. This size of plant was ordered by customers once or twice a year. In the meantime, machines like this leave the production site in Ansfelden every month. As early as 2020, Erema proved to be a reliable partner for implementing unique large-scale projects. That was when the food and beverage packaging manufacturer Envases Universales Mexico commissioned 2 Vacurema Basic 2625 T machines, each with a screw diameter of 250 mm and a capacity of 30,000 tons/year.