Starlinger - Recycling Line recoSTAR PET FG/FG+

Special features and services Online colour measurement Colour deviations from a set standard are detected and serve as an inline quality control of the input material. Deviations can be offset by adding additive (either liquid or masterbatch). Online writer and archiving The online writer collects all relevant production data for secure traceability. Up to 50 parameters can be stored in short intervals in an internal memory and thus are saved in the event of a power cut. Online support Using a DSL connection, the online support establishes a connection from Starlinger to the recycling line at the customer – wherever in the world it is installed. Inline viscosimeter The continuously measured IV of the PET melt during extrusion helps to control quality and indicates any required change of settings. recoSTAR technology is designed for high automation and user-friendliness. The touch screen enables a simple start-stop procedure, RFID-chip user levels and screenshots (USB port). This ensures highest efficiency and consequently fast ROI. Features are either standard or can be added according to customer‘s requirements. Technical data Type 125 165 215 330 recoSTAR PET FG / FG+ Output [kg/h] 650 - 900 1200 - 1650 2000 - 2400 2500 - 3300 Output [lbs/h]* 1430 - 1980 2640 - 3640 4400 - 5300 5500 - 7280 AC drive [kW] 160 315 530 630 (2 x 315) Extruder Screw diameter (L/D) [mm] 125 (40) 165 (40) 215 (40) 2 x 165 (40) Screw diameter (L/D) [inch] 4.9 (40) 6.5 (40) 8.5 (40) 2x6.5 (40) Energy consumption [kWh/kg] 0.25 - 0.35 0.25 - 0.35 0.25 - 0.35 0.25 - 0.35 High-vacuum [mbar] ≤ 10 ≤ 10 ≤ 10 ≤ 10 Downstream equipment Strand pelletiser Underwater pelletiser l l l l Automatic strand pelletiser alternative alternative alternative alternative l standard recoSTAR PET FG/FG+ Dimensions in mm recoSTAR PET FG / FG+ Type 125 165 215 330 Height 7250 7250 11700 11700 Height in inches 290 290 460 460 Width 11100 13400 16000 11700 Width in inches 440 530 630 460 Length 21600 22800 32000 27100 Length in inches 850 900 130 1070 All data depending on design! Width Length Height recoSTAR® is a registered trademark of Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H. Starlinger recycling technology Furtherstrasse 47a 2564 Weissenbach, Austria T: + 43 2674 800 3101 F: + 43 2674 86328 E: Starlinger Head Office Sonnenuhrgasse 4 1060 Vienna, Austria T: + 43 1 59955-0, F: -180 Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H. A member of Starlinger Group RECYCLING LINE recoSTAR PET FG / FG+ for production and post-consumer scrap, preforms, bottle and sheet flakes, integrated pre-drying, dust-free processing, energy efficient, high ROI, full automation We reserve the right to technical modifications. DPR-24841-08V

RECYCLING LINE recoSTAR PET FG/FG+ Machines pictured may include equipment sold as options. PET flakes are heated and dried in a two-stage process, first with hot air, then by means of dry air or vacuum. The special design of the dryer outlets results in center flow prevention, consistent residence time and FIFO processing. This ensures decontamination for food contact applications and ideal preparation for the extrusion process with IV increase. A choice of filtration and pelletising systems is available. Once installed, the unit can be equipped with an SSP reactor (iV+) to increase viscosity and decontamination levels. 1. Feeding screw 2. Hot air drying unit 3a/b. Pre-drying unit/pre-drying unit under vacuum 4. Extruder 5. High-vacuum degassing extruder 6. Melt filter without backflushing 7. Melt filter with backflushing 8. Strand pelletiser 9. Automatic strand pelletiser 10. Underwater pelletiser 11. Underwater pelletiser with inline crystallisation 12. Storage silo Starlinger recycling technology allows utmost flexibility for the customer and adjustment to the ever changing requirements in the market or applications through modular design. The PET flakes are fed into the pre-drying unit on top of the extruder. The material is dried, heated and crystallised, either by application of hot (dessicant) air, or vacuum. This treatment contributes a,lready to outstanding decontamination results. The high-vacuum degassing extruder reduces viscosity loss during extrusion and purifies the melt from volatile contamination. The water-free vacuum pump reduces production and maintenance costs. The underwater pelletiser is energy-saving, features a simple start-up procedure, and can replace the strand pelletiser or automatic strand pelletiser. Pellet size and bulk density are adjustable for all pelletising systems. Continuous filters for dirt particle removal are available with or without backflushing. The direct material flow reduces stress on material. Finest filtration available on request. The inline crystallisation after underwater pelletising ensures optimised foot-print, energy savings, and high crystallinity. Online colour measurement guarantees first-class colour values. Resin-like characteristics of the rPET in terms of form, flow behaviour, crystallinity, humidity, dust content, etc. Suitable & accepted for a wide range of food-contact applications. recoSTAR FG and FG+ are cost-effective PET food-contact recycling machines with compact footprint, minimal energy consumption and moderate IV increase. State-of-the-art recycling technology for the in-house recycling of PET flakes from bottles, preforms, strapping bands and sheets, as well as for the recycling of post-consumer bottle flakes after the washing process. The end product is melt-filtrated, uniform granulate that can be used for a wide range of food-contact applications. Advantages 7 5 4 10 9 12 11 6 3a 2 1 8 recoSTAR PET FG Food contact FDA/EFSA Decontamination/ VOC Brand owner approved Low AA level IV increase 4 4 4 optionally 4 with reduced output 2-stage drying – hot air and dry air 7 10 9 12 11 6 8 5 4 3b 2 1 recoSTAR PET FG+ Food contact FDA/EFSA Decontamination/ VOC Brand owner approved Low AA level IV increase 4 4 44 optionally 44 with full output 2-stage drying – hot air and vacuum • Food-contact decontamination • FIFO ensures uniform treatment • Energy-saving through inline processing • Improved production efficiency • User-friendly touchscreen and high automation • Modular design provides flexibility – e.g. single-mode extruder operation for recoSTAR PET 330 Alternative energies such as natural gas or steam can be used as a cost-friendly alternative for heating.