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Sipa Group and Plastic Technologies to partner with PET packaging

April 12/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI), a Holland, Ohio-based PET packaging research and development firm, and Italy-based PET packaging machinery specialist Sipa SpA have entered into a new strategic partnership agreement, said Canplastics.

In a news release, Sipa officials said the partnership will help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities."

"Joining forces with Sipa makes perfect sense for PTI. We bring extensive knowledge in package development and material expertise to their capabilities portfolio, said Thierry Fabozzi, PTI CEO. This strong collaboration will also give PTI access to Sipas latest equipment and enable us to provide even better turnkey solutions for our brand-owner customers."

"In addition to the technical synergies, we also see geographic advantages, said Sipa chairman Dr. Gianfranco Zoppas. PTIs well-established footprint in the U.S. will allow Sipa to further reinforce its visibility and success for its equipment technology in North America. Sipas relationships elsewhere in the world will help introduce PTI as a leader in package development, giving the possibility to Sipa to provide a very comprehensive offering to the market."

As per MRC, while beverage producers may still hold reservations about using recycled PET, according to KHS, a supplier of filling and packaging systems based in Dortmund, Germany, sees increasing bottle-to-bottle recycling rates as one sustainable solution to the challenges facing the industry. The degradation occurring the mechanical recycling of polypropylene, polyethylene or polystyrene is irreversible. However, this is not the case for recycled PET. In fact, PET is currently the only recycled plastic approved as a food-contact material.

Also we remind, soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has announced its intent for all its plastic bottles in the UK to be produced entirely from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) by the end of 2022, three years ahead of its original schedule. The company says the move covers its entire UK portfolio of Britvic-owned brands, and also those it produces under a newly signed 20-year franchise bottling agreement with PepsiCo for its carbonated brands in the UK. Britvic was a founding signatory of The UK Plastics Pact, and says it has already removed more than 1,500 metric tons of primary plastics from its supply chain since 2017, with all its primary packaging already fully recyclable.

According to MRC's ScanPlast, the estimated PET consumption in Russia in January 2021 increased by 3% compared to the same indicator a year earlier. In total, according to the results of the first month of the year in Russia, the total estimated consumption of PET amounted to 57,420 tonnes.

Sipa operates 17 sales branches, four manufacturing facilities (two sites in Italy, one in Romania and one in China) and 28 service centres; it also has eight injection molding refurbishment centers in Italy, China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and two in the U.S.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:APET-granulate, PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, recycling.
Category:General News
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