Starlinger recycling technology, a division of Austria-based Starlinger, has established a partnership to install recoSTAR PET recycling lines at food-grade rPET producer CarbonLITE Recycling’s new facility in Pennsylvania at the end of this year.

Starlinger recoSTAR PET recycling lines will have a combined production capacity of 5.4t/h as well as process-washed and sorted flakes into food-grade rPET.

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The Pennsylvania facility is the third for CarbonLITE to use Starlinger recycling lines besides the Riverside and Dallas locations.

CarbonLITE will use the new lines for its full line of PET material streams, including clear PET flakes, coloured flakes, and recycling of PET fines.

Starlinger recycling technology commercial head Paul Niedl said: “With the first two installations in California and Texas, we have earned CarbonLITE’s trust in our technology.”

CarbonLITE will also commence full production at the Pennsylvania plant in early 2020, which is expected to convert more than two billion post-consumer rPET bottles and will annually increase the total number of bottles recycled by the company by up to six billion.

“With the first two installations in California and Texas, we have earned CarbonLITE’s trust in our technology.”

CarbonLITE assists major beverage producers by offering recycled material to their bottling facilities and supports them in lowering their carbon footprint.

Starlinger recycling technology offers machinery and complete lines for woven plastic packaging production.

The company’s services focus on recycling and refining of a wide scope of plastics, including polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyamide (PA), polystyrene (PS), biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

The company’s PET recycling systems produce food-safe rPET suitable for various food applications.

CarbonLITE offers services such as processing used plastic bottles into bottle-grade PET resin flakes and pellets, which can be used to produce plastic beverage bottles and other products.