Slovak plastics recycler Re-Plast plans to invest €3.15m to increase significantly the processing capacity at its plant in ZvonÃín, Slovakia.
The films extruder and bag converter has lodged an environmental impact assessment application to raise its recycling capacity from the current 3,500 tpa to 20,000 tpa. The application indicates the additional capacity is aimed at round the clock production 350 days a year.
Re-Plast of Košolná, Slovakia is reported to have purchased a new press capable of handling 10,080 tpa and two granulating lines with an output of up to 600 kgs/hour resulting in a capacity of 9,660 tpa.
The company, which began producing plastic sacks in 1993, expanded its operation substantially in 2005 when it moved to its present plant site. At this point it invested in waste film recycling technology.
It specialises in processing low density and linear low density polyethylene materials and converting products from them. Today, the firm has 7 film extruders an six welding machines for manufacturing a range of bags and sacks.
Re-Plast's latest investment will enable it to process high density, low density and linear low density polyethylene as well as polystyrene and polypropylene waste.
Its recycled bag products are used in a range of applications including in construction, for waste collection and in the agriculture sector. Re-Plast serves customers from countries including Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and the US.