Rigid plastics firm Kobusch UK has installed an inline sheet facility at its Stanley operation that enables the firm to produce 100% food-contact compliant rPET flat sheet.
Tony Mitchell, Kobusch UK sales director, said: "The new Erema system with SML downstream equipment will enable us to continue to increase the amount of post -consumer waste in our rPET production without sacrificing any quality in clarity in the thermoforming process."
The £3m inventment centres on a Vacurema inline sheet system from Erema and SML. The installation will be in commercial production in the first half of 2013 producing monolayer material from recycled feedstock.
"Thanks to the efficient decontamination of the flakes, Kobusch UK is even able to use the Vacurema to produce food-contact grade sheet purely from rPET," said Manfred Hackl, joint CEO at Erema.