23.01.2019

 |  News

Continued success under new ownership

Polymetrix enjoyed a very prosperous business year 2018. Polymetrix process technology was selected for major capacity expansions in bottle grade PET, industrial yarn polyester and food grade PET recycling. The new projects are currently being installed in Europe, North America, Africa, South East Asia and China.

New projects awarded in 2018:

Application

No. of lines

Total Capacity addition

Remark

Bottle grade PET

4

850’000 tpy

New lines & retrofit

Industrial Yarn Polyester

10

420’000 tpy

New lines

PET recycling

4

  90’000 tpy

New lines


A significant number of additional projects in Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Asia from all three industry sectors, but predominantly in the recycling sector, are already committed to Polymetrix and will become effective in the first quarter of 2019.

Last year the world’s largest PET resin production plant has been commissioned successfully and demonstrated the nameplate capacity of 1.1 Million tpy PET resin production. This marks a new milestone in the production of PET.

For the first time Polymetrix is engineering and supplying an integrated food grade PET recycling line (from postconsumer bottles to food grade PET) in South East Asia delivering 3000 kg/h of brand owner accepted food grade PET. The process integration, material handling and the SSP technology is Polymetrix’s proprietary technology, whereas other process sections are purchased from reputable suppliers.  The commissioning of the rPET plant is scheduled for the end of 2019.

Furthermore Polymetrix has introduced a new SSP decontamination technology into the market in 2018. The SSP V-leaN technology is targeting SSP applications for small capacities of 1000 and 1500 kg/h and a moderate viscosity build up. The system is designed for cost efficiency and simple installation delivering high quality products.