Plastic Bottle Compactor - Plastic Recycling

Plastic (PET Bottle) Recycling

PET bottles, "polyethylene terephthalate," is the preferred packaging for soft drinks, fizzy drinks, juice, and water. When the content has been consumed the end result is a significant waste problem. For breweries, large volumes of discharged products need to be destroyed regularly to eliminate the risks of subpar or expired products entering the market. For waste collectors, handling and transport are difficult and expensive, as there is a large discrepancy between weight and volume.

Compact the PET Bottles

Our plastic bottle compactor is an excellent solution to both problems. When plastic bottles have been through the screw compactor, their volume reduces by a ratio of 8:1. This results in easier and cheaper transportation and guarantees that the bottles cannot be resold. Plastic recycling becomes easier and cheaper with the plastic bottle compactor since, in most cases, the compacted bottles can be sold for recycling.

RUNI screw compactor compacts and separates the bottles continuously while the liquid is pressed out into a tank or the sewage without making the surroundings dirty. To avoid bridging, an agitator can be installed in the hopper. The machines are equipped with sensors for automatic start and stop and can be fed manually, via a conveyor belt or tilt container. The compacted bottles are pushed directly into a container.

RUNI Screw Compactors for Compacting Plastic Bottles:

  • SK240 compactor with a capacity of 5.000 0,5 litres bottles per hour. Max. size is 1 litre
  • SK370 compactor with a capacity of 20.000 0,5 litres bottles or 8000 1,5 litres per hour.

Both SK240 and SK370 can also separate and compact alu cans. Read more about compacting alu-cans.

Dewatering PET-bottles Cases 

Jasar Recycling, USA, Recycling of PET-bottles

Carlsberg Breweries, Denmark, Dewatering of PET-bottles and ALU-cans

FAQ

  • How do you compact plastic bottles?
    Full or empty plastic bottles, cans, or tetra pak can be fed into the compactor. Here, they are squeezed until there is no more liquid or air in the bottle.
  • How much can you compact a PET bottle?
    After compacting PET bottles, they achieve a density of approximately 250 kg/m3, which is a fair weight for transporting and recycling the PET bottles.

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