Starlinger Delivers Its First Bottle-to-Bottle Plant to Turkey

The food-grade PET recycling system will be supplied to rPET flake producer Başatlı in April 2022.

Bottle-to-bottle recycling is taking root in Turkey (Source: Starlinger)

The recoSTAR PET 215 iV+ will be Starlinger’s first bottle-to-bottle recycling system operating in Turkey. It is equipped with one of the biggest extruder sizes that Starlinger recycling technology is currently building and produces up to 2,400 kg food-safe rPET per hour. The evaluation of the project by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA is currently underway.

“Başatlı is one of the pioneers in PET bottle-to-bottle recycling in Turkey. We are happy that they have chosen PET recycling equipment from Starlinger for their ambitious project”, says Paul Niedl, Commercial Head of Starlinger recycling technology. “With this investment, Başatlı contributes significantly to establishing a PET bottle recycling system in Turkey.”

Founded in 1953, family-owned Başatlı Boru Profil San.Tic.A.Ş. is a producer of industrial steel pipes, hollow sections and sheets located in Kocaeli Province. The company entered the PET recycling market in 2019 and produces PET flakes from bottles and post-consumer waste. The rPET flakes are used in non-food PET packaging, fibers and strapping production. The food-grade rPET pellets processed with Starlinger’s FDA, EFSA and brand owner-approved recycling equipment will be supplied to the bottle-to-bottle industry for preform production.


About Starlinger recycling technology
Starlinger recycling technology is a division of Austrian-based Starlinger & Co GmbH, world market leader in the field of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic packaging production. For more than 30 years Starlinger recycling technology has been providing machinery solutions for the recycling and refining of a wide scope of plastics such as PE, PP, PA, PS, BOPP and PET. Starlinger PET recycling systems produce food-safe rPET and are approved for use in food applications by many brand owners as well as various national and international authorities. The worldwide sales and service support network and technical consulting service help customers to achieve optimum results in the manufacturing process.

Source: Starlinger (Vienna, Austria, December 22, 2021)