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April 2017


Recycling Technology from Herbold Meckesheim

Bottle-to-Bottle Flakes with FDA Approval
The recycling company INVEMA ( commissioned a plant for the recycling of PET bottles in Honduras at the end of 2016 in order to produce bottle-to-bottle quality with FDA approval.
Today, 2000 tons of PET bottles per month are treated with the plant technology from Herbold Meckesheim. The plant is so efficient that the recycler has begun importing bottles to allow it to operate at its full capacity.
High Regeneration Quality
In a multi-stage process, the bottles are presorted, size-reduced, cold and hot washed, dried, and forwarded to a flake sorting step. After sorting, the PET bottles are size reduced with two Herbold granulators with a capacity of 4000 lbs/hour.
The hot washing line for PET bottle flakes from Herbold Meckesheim guarantees a high regeneration quality at INVEMA. A secondary cleaning of the PO fraction is carried out in a hydrocyclone separation step. The plant was created in a second step for the treatment of the polyolefine fraction from the recycling process, i.e. the caps and labels of the bottles. A second expansion step is in preparation. Its aim is to produce thermoforming PET film suitable for use in foodstuffs. For any further information on Herbold washing plants >>
Happy Customers
After regranulation the end product is sold to the local Coca Cola bottle producer who is enthusiastic about the quality of the regranulation.
Herbold Meckesheim is your specialist for granulators, shredders, pulverizers, plastcompactors (agglomerators) as well as for complete plants but also for single components for washing, separating and drying of contaminated plastics.

Upcoming Trade Shows

You can visit Herbold at the upcoming WasteExpo 2017 trade show.

WasteExpo 2017 being held May 8-11, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.
Booth #1304

For more information visit

Herbold has in-stock and ready to ship from their east coast facility a Model SML 60/100 Wet Granulator
Wet granulators are granulators from the Herbold SMS or SML series that have been modified for the use of the simultaneous washing and size reduction of soiled feed material such as film scrap, old battery cases, bottle crates, etc. For more information on this Wet Granulator >>

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