Aloxe invests in the expansion of PET recycling
According to Aloxe, it has invested around 25 million euros in the construction of a PET recycling plant, which went into operation in mid-November.
According to a press release, the new complex in Messein near Nancy in Lorraine with the plant for recovering recycled PET (rPET) from the Dutch-French company Aloxe has an annual production capacity of 37,500 tonnes of rPET. By the end of this year, the facilities at the previous Aloxe site in Vézelise, which will then be closed, are also to be relocated to Messein. The new plant will then be able to produce a total of 50,000 tonnes of rPET per year. According to the information provided, around 30 people are currently employed at the plant in Messein. By expanding its capacities, Aloxe is responding to the growing demand for PET recyclate, in particular due to corresponding regulations in France and the EU, which stipulate that PET bottles must contain at least 25 per cent recyclate from 2025 and 30 per cent from 2030. According to the information provided, the company already operates recycling plants in Presenzano, Italy, and Gdynia, Poland, and is also building another plant in Poland. Demand for food-grade PET recyclate is expected to rise to 1.3 million tonnes per year in the EU in 2025, while production capacity in the EU is said to currently lie only around 850,000 tonnes, according to Aloxe.
- Plasticker (Nov. 27, 2023)
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