AMUT recycling technology selected for Australia’s largest post-consumer polyethylene recycling plant

AMUT recycling technology…
AMUT has been selected as turn key supplier for Pact Groupand Cleanaway “Choir” new project, including a new plastic waste recyclingplant in Victoria, which will trade the material produced as Circular Plastic Australia,to supply the PRF (Plastic Recovery Facility) and two washing lines for PEpost-consumer.

The PRF fed in bales coming from an existing MRF will treata stream of mixed plastic bottles in different polymers and colours, pots,trays and non-packaging plastics, ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

The plant is expected to process 20,000 Tpa up to 24,000Tpa, the PRF will sort out valuable materials such as:
  • Natural color HDPE containers
  • Colored HDPE containers
  • PP containers
These materials selected from the PRF and stored in separatebuffers will be properly and automatically dosed to two washing lines, thefirst one with an output of 2,000 kg/h dedicated to Natural Color HDPEContainers and the second one with the same output dedicated to Color HDPE orPP containers. Both washing lines, in case of needs, are capable to processNatural Color HDPE for food grade application.

The AMUT washing lines are equipped with the best technicalsolutions to guarantee high purity of the final PE flakes and in particular theperfect removal of organic and inorganic contaminants and separation of PSA labelsand glue. In addition, a double stage friction washing system completes thedelivery, as did for the country’s largest PET recycling facility in Alburywhere AMUT supplied the post-consumer PET bottle sorting and washing line,along with the final polymer and color flake detector.
These highly automated washing lines ensure extremely lowoperational costs with reduced power and water consumptions.

The plant is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.

“We see many opportunities for AMUT advanced technologies inrecycling applications” said Commercial Director Giovanni Cattaneo. AMUT isrecognized worldwide for its high-performance, reliable PRF and washing linesthat are well suited to divert thousands of tons of plastic from landfill orpreventing its dispersion to the oceans each year, significantly reducingenvironmental impact. Our recycling technology plays a key role in convertingpost-consumer plastics into a valuable resource and we are really excited to contributeagain in a new plastic circular economy project in Australia, where we arecurrently completing the Duet Project, another milestone towards Australia’stransition to a circular economy”.