Erema at Chinaplas 2022

The Austrian manufacturer will present solutions to meet the needs of the Chinese recycling market.

This year, Shanghai is the venue of Chinaplas from 25 to 28 April, making this trade fair a home game for the Erema subsidiary in China. The team from the company’s Shanghai subsidiary will present the entire range of recycling services, post-consumer and in-house recycling solutions at the trade fair stand 2.1F53.

As reported, the engineering company has enjoyed a very successful year in China with significant growth in turnover and orders for all of these applications. The increase in demand is strongest in the PET recycling sector. Ten Vacurema systems and, for the first time, a Vacunite system for bottle-to-bottle applications were commissioned during the past calendar year. There were also three Intarema TVEplus systems with ReFresher modules for recycling post-consumer material. A team of technicians from Austria was on the road in China for ten months to commission these systems on-site at customers’ plants, right across the country. The great demand for Vacurema technology is due to its high flexibility for bottle-to-bottle recycling because it offers a wide spectrum of applications – including food contact packaging materials, the Austrian machine builder underlined. “Processes include inline preform technology, which enables post-consumer PET flakes to be processed directly into preforms, proven Vacurema prime systems, and the Vacunite systems, which brings together the power of Vacurema technology with vacuum-assisted Solid State Polycondensation (SSP). Delivering highly efficient decontamination, the best color values, top IV stability, low energy consumption end-to-end, and a compact design, this process meets the very highest specifications for producers of food contact compliant rPET pellets.” With its Intarema TVEplus RegrindPro technology featuring the ReFresher module, Erema would play a major role in making recyclates suitable for high-quality applications in the cosmetics and food industries, opening up new sales markets for their customers.

The company also expects further growth in the production waste recycling segment as a result of China supporting companies in implementing suitable recycling solutions.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2022, Page 51, Photo: Erema)