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Everybody is looking for the very best quality.
 
To get to it, this system must be equipped with some sophisticated devices and, consequently, the line becomes expensive.
 
Plastic bottle recycling is today a very good business from money point of view, but you better do it right, just because PET is a so called "technical material" and therefore difficult to deal with.
 
We'll never be tired to say anything can be done but it should be a strict relation between cost and advantages.
 
To speak up clearly, do not ask for a "bottle to bottle" grade material if final product is for fibres.
 
It will just cost too much.
 
Plastic bottle recycling is from a point of view pretty simple because, most of the times, you know the scrap you're dealing with.
 
On the other side the level of contamination of the end product is normally measured in PPM and this doesn't make things easy.

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To explain all the aspects of the matter we need 2,568,985 pages and a lifetime to write them all so this is a short resume of the complete story.
Before you go in details and ask for an offer, you should know two things very well:
First is you should state the quality level of the flakes you need to have at the end.
Second, only by order, is the fact you should be prepared to spend lots of money.
And this is what it means:
For example a flake, very good for fibres application, can contain 20 PPM of glue and, if this is the quantity, your customer will be very happy.
The same material with 10 PPM of glue will also be good, after pelletizing and SSP, for bottles application.
So, the difference is 10 PPM equal to 0,001%   -   Got the point ?
Actually this is not the only difference because, again, the matter is a little bit more complicated, but gives you an idea of what we're talking about.
At the end, the big difference stays also in the cost to get one quality versus another.
If you ask for a bottle to bottle quality washing line, the number you'll read in the last page will never have less than six zeros, and you're lucky if first number is a 1, while for a lower quality the number can be shorter, not to mention the difference in operating costs.
This "small" difference will also effects the composition of the line in other sections.
Sorting, that is the very first part of the line, needs to be perfect, meaning no PVC, PS, PA or other plastics cannot reach the granulator because after this point these plastics cannot be recognized and removed.  (yes, it can but is way too expensive)
Then, flakes go to air-separators to remove detached labels and some of the dirt,  pre-washing, separation by sink-float tanks, the washing process,  rinsing that's is another very important step of the process and final drying.
When you got all this, you're half of the way to complete the set up.
In fact you got flakes clean to the bone with caustic soda solution, detergents and all these good stuff, that's actually pretty easy to feed to the line and, as a consequence, you need to get rid of it.
Water filtration is therefore as important as the washing line itself.
A good filtration system(s) is what makes the line to perform well, and contain costs, also because in this case, we are talking about hot water so energy costs are involved as well.
Next step is to transform your flakes into very clear pellets upgrading the quality to the very best.
To know more about this, go to SSP page where is writeen also how to avoid the conventional SSP and get the same or better quality without losing weight and get it FDA approved. (not a letter of no objection)
For an extended description of the line, and what it's involved in, please click HERE, keeping in mind your line can be very different according with the kind of scraps you'll be starting with and the final application of the final product.