Since July 2018, ALPLA and FROMM have been working together in PET recycling. Another extrusion line at the Texplast site in Wolfen will increase the capacity for food-safe PET regranulate by 15,000 tons each year – material that ALPLA will return to the recyclable material cycle in Europe, and in Germany in particular.
ALPLA and Texplast, a subsidiary of FROMM Plastics, have managed to greatly stabilize the quantity and quality of the raw materials for the production operations of both partners.
Texplast is now investing in a third extrusion line and will increase its annual capacity for food-safe PET regranulate by 15,000 tons to an approximate total of 27,000 ton. For the expansion, Texplast is currently building a new hall at the company site in Wolfen. The facility is expected to become operational in April 2019, and according to Texplast, approximately €4.5 million have been invested.
“The demand for recycled plastics is continuously increasing. In order to provide our clients with the amounts needed, we must step up our recycling activities. With Texplast as a partner, we have access to high-quality recyclable material in the German market,” said Georg Lässer, head of recycling at ALPLA.