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By establishing a joint venture called PET Recycling Team Targu Mures, Alpla and companies Ecohelp and UPT are investing in the construction of a recycling plant for PET

The Alpla Group, the global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, is investing in the construction of a recycling plant in Targu Mures, Romania as part of a joint venture with its partners. The plastic granulate recycled there in the future will come from PET bottles collected from household waste and will be used to manufacture new PET bottles. By creating the planned PET Recycling Team Targu Mures joint venture, Alpla and companies Ecohelp SRL (Romania) and United Polymer Trading AG (Switzerland) are each...

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At its Lohr plant, Gerresheimer produces more than one billion glass containers for the pharma and food industries every year

With modern and sustainable glass production technology, Gerresheimer's plants in Germany set exemplary standards for all of the company's plants in Europe, America and Asia, particularly in innovations for greater sustainability. With the use of hybrid technology, the Gerresheimer plant in Lohr plans to build a glass melting furnace for white glass in 2022 which will save significantly more CO2 than conventional technology. The company has submitted a funding application to the German Federal Ministry for the...

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The groundbreaking Gea serum Separator was developed based on Amul Dairy’s requirements

Continuing its tradition of customer-centric, innovative solutions, Gea has engineered a unique Ghee processing separator for its customer Amul Dairy, market leader in the Indian dairy sector and one of the largest milk unions in the state of Gujarat. Thanks to the customized Gea serum Separator, Amul Dairy has reduced fat losses by 85% and increased Ghee production by 30% with no additional investment in the already existing plant. “Gea’s custom designed centrifuge has transformed our Ghee production,” says Amit...

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From society to politics to industry - everyone acknowledges that a functioning circular economy is necessary to meet climate goals. Everyone also agrees that the use of recyclates must be significantly increased. But there are a number of obstacles and problems along the way. For example, not enough recyclates are available in sufficient quantity and suitable quality. 

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