The goal of the collaboration between ALPLA and FROMM is the further optimization of the already high recycling rates for PET as well as a significant reduction in CO2 emissions through saved transport.
“The requirements at our production sites complement one another very well. At ALPLA, we mainly need clear, food-grade pellets. Fromm processes colored flakes for the strapping bands,” said Georg Lässer, head of Corporate Recycling Services at ALPLA. “The collaboration between our recycling facilities will ensure the necessary quantity and quality of materials for production for both sides.”
“The three recycling plants are integrated in various procurement markets and complement one another ideally in the procurement of raw materials,” added Reinhard Fromm, owner of the FROMM Group.
The PET Recycling Team plants in Wöllersdorf (Austria) and Radomsko (Poland) are part of the ALPLA Group. These recycling facilities have an annual capacity of approximately 45,000 tons of food-grade rPET produced from post-consumer materials.
The PET recycling company Texplast in Wolfen (Germany) has been a subsidiary of FROMM Plastics GmbH since 2004. Texplast produces PET pellets and PET flakes. FROMM uses these for its own production of strapping bands and also supplies manufacturers of beverage bottles, thermoforming sheets and fibers.
The contract partners have agreed not to disclose the details of the cooperation. Further possibilities to extend the cooperation are to be explored.