GEPACK to open new PET packaging setup in the US by year-end
Posted on : 01 Oct, 2014
Portugal's PET manufacturer GEPACK will be catering to the American markets with its new PET manufacturing facility in Arizona.
The new facility will be located in Peoria, Arizona, near Phoenix and it is expected to open by end of this year.
Arizona was chosen after considering other locations and was preferred because it's close to California - where GEPACK already has many customers. These customers are, currently, importing from GEPACK Portugal facilities. With the new facility, GEPACK will be able to supply directly to its US customers.
GEPACK manufacturers high quality PET bottles and caps for major manufacturers around the world.
The 12,000-square-foot facility in the US will produce PET bottles.
GEPACK also plans to open other facilities in the US.
LA based CarbonLITE Recycling engages BHS to equip its new PET recycling plant in Texas
Posted on : 14 Jul, 2014
CarbonLITE Recycling has signed contracts with Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), where the latter will supply primary process equipment for CarbonLITE's new PET recycling plant in Abilene, Texas.
Pegged at a total investment in equipment & infrastructure of more than $60 million, the plant will have a recycling capacity of approximately 100 million pounds (45 million kg) of PET beverage bottles into pellets which can be further processed into new bottles.
The CarbonLITE group's plant in California already has a recycling capacity of roughly 100 million pounds per year.
BHS will deploy its sorting modules from NRT (its Nashville, Tennessee based subsidiary) for sorting the front-end, bale-opening and bottle at the new plant.
BHS will procure other modules for label removal, bottle-washing, grinding and flake-washing from AMUT - the Italy based equipment manufacturer while EREMA North America's Prime technology will be used for food-grade purification and pelletising.
It's expected that the installation of equipment at the Texas plant will commence in Q4 2014, while the first production is likely to start in Q2 2015.
More updates on North America's PET industry will be discussed at NAPET (North America PET Markets, Trade, Recycling) on 12-13 November, 2014, Los Angeles.
Contact Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com or call +65 6346 9218 for more details on the conference.