CarbonLite Invests in New Recycling Facility
CarbonLite Industries, an HPC Company and bottle-to-bottle recycling company serving Nestlé Waters North America and PepsiCo, makes good progess in its plan to build a second processing plant in Abilene, Texas, USA. The company already owns and operates such a plant in Riverside.
Amut Group of Novara, Italy, has been selected as an integral part of the new project: a 20,000 m² plant will process post-consumer bottles into pcrPET pellets that can be used to make new bottles. The output is approximately of 45, 000 tons/year of finished product. Total investment in equipment and infrastructure will exceed USD 60 million.
CarbonLite is one of the world’s largest company specialized in bottle-to-bottle recycling, producing pcrPET bottles and serving the major beverage brands. Acquiring the Amut plant, CarbonLite doubles its capacity setting it in the new plastic recycling facility in Abilene,Texas. The plant will be supplying Nestlé’s bottling facilities near Dallas.
Amut machinery and technology will be utilized in many steps of critical areas for cleaning the PET bottle stream. Besides the De-labeler (DLB-60 model - patent-pending ) full-body shrink sleeve label-removal system, additionally the patented Amut PW-180/5 High Friction whole bottle wash technology will be incorporated for cleaning the whole bottles prior to the Amut wet grinding process. The De-Labeler is able to remove full-body shrink sleeve labels, other labels and general dirty using a complete dry prewashing system (water free). The shrink labels represent up to 15% of the capacity of bottles in USA. For the final cleaning of the PET flakes Amut will be supplying their patented hot Flake Friction Washing technology AX 150/5 machinery.
For the food-grade purification and pelletizing will use the prime technology from Erema North America Inc. The new plant’s front-end, bale-opening and bottle-sorting will be built by Bulk Handling Systems of Eugene, OR, using sorting modules from its subsidiary, NRT of Nashville, TN.
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