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ALPLA acquires German recycler BTB PET-Recycling

October 05/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Global packaging and recycling company ALPLA Group has announced its acquisition of German PET recycler, BTB PET-Recycling, for an undisclosed sum, said Foodbev.

BTB PET-Recycling is based in Bad Salzuflen in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The business turns PET bottles into recycled material, which is then predominantly used for the production of new beverage bottles.

Georg Lasser, head of corporate recycling at Alpla, said: "The team in Bad Salzuflen is highly motivated and does a fantastic job. For us, buying this company is an investment in the future, enabling us to increase the existing capacities and further strengthen the bottle-to-bottle loop."

BTB stands for bottle-to-bottle and describes the closed packaging loop that turns bottles collected in the area into new bottles. BTB sorts, shreds and cleans the input material, then sorts it again. It is then melted down in an extrusion process and turned into food-grade rPET pellets.

The facility processes 20,000 tonnes of PET bottles each year.

The contract was signed on 28 September by both parties.

As per MRC, ALPLA Group, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, is investing in the construction of a recycling plant in Targu Mures, Romania as part of a joint venture with its partners. The plastic granulate recycled there in the future will come from PET bottles collected from household waste and will be used to manufacture new PET bottles.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PET consumption totalled 411,200 tonnes in the first six month of 2021, up by 12% year on year. Russian companies processed 62,910 tonnes in June, compared to 85,890 tonnes a month earlier.

Headquartered in Hard, Austria, ALPLA specializes in blow molded bottles and caps, injection molded parts, and preforms and tubes.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:APET-granulate, PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, Alpla.
Category:General News
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