The company was able to wash more than 40,000,000 pounds of dirty post-consumer bottles brought in from the local marketplace through municipal collection and deposit collection agencies. A patented process from AMUT S.p.A. (www.amut.it) provided high-quality clean PET flakes. The plant only used one pint of water to clean one pound of dirty PET flakes, as well as a minor use of chemicals in the cleaning process.
Today, the plant makes 100 percent RPET sheet with AMUT extrusion/sheet technology. Last year the company made its own thermoformed containers for food packaging called “Bottle Box.” This year, a second installation of a washing line and a third huge AMUT extrusion/sheet line will double the overall output to 80,000,000 pounds annually.
The FFG-920 QUAD, an inline high-speed thermoforming machine with four stations, provides a pre-heat station for the sheet prior to entering the forming station. All tooling is built with automatic centering technology and a quick disconnect system allowing change-over in minutes. Programming permits the recall of more than 100 product set-ups so operations are fast and user-friendly.
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