Starting the operations, on schedule, in September 2017, the new CarbonLITE recycling facility, located in Dallas – Texas was supplied by AMUT with the state of art of the technology. The plant is capable of producing over 12.000 pounds per hour of the highest quality PET from MRF post-consumer bales.
Leon Farhanick, the President of CarbonLITE, said, “I’m very satisfied with quality, punctuality, and technology. Among the many OEM, we had in this project AMUT is the one that pleased us best”.
PET recycling plant, spread over an area of 250,000 square foot, processes more than 100 million pounds plastic bottles annually and the AMUT washing section is capable of reaching 6 metric tons per hour, doubling the Dallas facility’s annual capacity of food-grade PET and permits the transformation of old plastic bottles into PET resins, flakes and pellets that can then be used to produce new beverage bottles and other sustainable products.
Anthony Georges, President of AMUT NORTH AMERICA, stated, “CarbonLITE management has over a decade of experience in PET wash lines and selected the AMUT solution to face the new challenges in the market conditions for their Dallas operations. Considering that AMUT is one of the major OEM suppliers for their system, we integrated our De-Labeller AMUT’s patent technology and as well the wet whole bottle pre-wash” stated.
“The second unit is a wet De-Labeller process to pre-wash the whole bottles and reduce wear effect on grinders blades. This wet bottle washing technology utilizes the filtered recycled flake washing water, therefore, it does not increase the consumption of fresh water used in the complete cleaning process, and contributes to the elimination of outside dirt as well as remaining labels on the whole bottles”, said, George.