Availability of RPET (Recycled Polyethylene terephthalate) to replace PVC rigid film in the UK food industry continues to be in short supply. The industry is under increasing pressure to ensure that packaging materials used are fully recyclable and sustainable in the circular economy. AMB Group has positioned their UK business to address this problem for customers.
In early 2020 AMB will help facilitate the transition from PVC film to RPET film with the installation of a new Bandera extruder adding a further 10’000 MT of capacity starting manufacture during the first quarter of next year. This will result in a further 500 million RPET post-consumer bottles being recycled every year in addition to the 12 million RPET bottles per day that AMB Group currently reprocesses into food grade material.