Chinese recycling company Intco has become one of the largest recyclers and end users of waste expanded polystyrene (EPS). It recycles around 100,000 tonnes of EPS waste that it acquires around the globe and processes it into new consumer goods, such as picture frames, which are then sold in well-known furniture stores. It expanded into PET recycling and having been active in this segment for five years, Intco is planning a major investment in the expansion of PET recycling solutions over the next few years.
Intco says it has trusted in the technologies and service provided by the Austrian recycling machine manufacturer Erema for more than ten years.
Frank Liu, Founder/Chairman of Intco Medical Technology Co and Shandong Intco Recycling Resources Co, says, "We also want to become the leading supplier in this segment and increase our PET recycling capacity from the current level of around 150,000 tonnes/year to 1 million tonnes in the coming years,”
He added, “To do this, we need an experienced and reliable technology partner, which we have with Erema at our side.
Just a few months ago, Erema’s Vacunite bottle-to-bottle recycling system started production at Intco's facility in Klang, Malaysia.
"We are pleased that Intco have decided to further intensify their work together with us, focusing on PET recycling," says Manfred Hackl, CEO Erema Group.
Regarding the benefits of this partnership, he comments, "Intco is a partner who also have the end product in mind from the very beginning with their recycling solutions. Promoting a circular economy for plastics is our shared objective, which requires the highest possible quality of recycled pellets. That's exactly where the strength of our team comes in, as well as our patented technologies, which we are constantly developing together with our customers and partners."