Pla.to Technology: First industrial solution for bottle-to-bottle recycling of body detergent bottles made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
Joint water-saving project with Beiersdorf and Fraunhofer Institute
Görlitz, 19 May, 2022. Pla.to Technology has just presented the first industrial technology solution for the bottle-to-bottle recycling of detergent bottles made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The clients for this project were Beiersdorf AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging.
Used shampoo and shower gel bottles have been almost entirely reprocessed without any loss of quality in a water-saving process at the Pla.to technical facility in Görlitz. The rHDPE granulate obtained from bimodal high-density polyethylene was completely reintroduced into the production cycle, producing new detergent bottles solely from recycled granulate, that meet the quality standards of new products.
With this, Pla.to offers the technology for a closed HDPE cycle - without the addition of virgin granulate necessary in other processes. "Our solution is a sustainable and water-saving method to fully recycle HDPE in large quantities", explains Pla.to Managing Director Heinz R. Schnettler.
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