MULTI-LAYER PLASTIC RECYCLING
An important step towards resource sustainability.

About us

Plastigram Industries a.s. (PGI) aims to develop, build and operate factories for recycling difficult-to-process plastic wastes, such as multi-layer packaging materials, that must be incinerated or landfilled today. To achieve this goal PGI works closely with scientific institutions, e.g., the Czech Academy of Sciences.

More specifically, PGI has developed and tested on industrial scale a technology for recycling the remains of used beverage cartons (UBC, e.g., Tetra Pak, Elopak, SIG Combibloc) after paper recycling. At the moment, used beverage cartons are usually recycled in paper mills that only recover the paper component. The remaining polyethylene and aluminum (“polyal”) is typically incinerated (or landfilled). Our process allows for recovery of plastics (LDPE regranulate and HDPE regrind) and aluminum (powder).

Beverage cartons are made of multi-layer composite consisting of paper, polyethylene and aluminium.

Paper is recycled at paper mills and remaining PE and Al composite is typically incinerated.

PGI technology allows recycling of PE and Al composite with the main final product being LDPE regranulate.

Our technology represents an important step towards resource sustainability. It significantly lowers the volume of landfilled and incinerated waste, reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and saves raw materials. In addition, it allows paper mills recycling UBC to reduce the cost associated with waste disposal.

Less waste for landfilling and incineration

Less energy consumed

Less raw materials consumed

Less greenhouse gases

Feed in material

We offer to our partners a price-attractive and environment-friendly disposal of the remains of used beverage cartons (e.g., Tetra Pak, Elopak, Sig Combibloc) after paper recycling.

Please contact us at sales@plastigram.eu for more information.

Products

We offer to our partners LDPE regranulate, HDPE regrind, and aluminum powder. Please contact us at sales@plastigram.eu for more information.

LDPE regranulate

  • Green color.
  • Melt flow rate of 4-6 g / 10 min (190°C, 2,16 kg).
  • Suitable for wide range of applications, for example
    • injection molding,
    • film blowing at temperatures <180°C (in laboratory a 25 μm film was blown).
  • Production volume of ca 6,000 tons annually.

HDPE regrind from caps

  • Mixed colors.
  • Melt flow rate of 5-7 g / 10 min (190°C, 2,16 kg).
  • Production volume of ca 1,500 tons annually.

Aluminium powder

  • Share of organic contaminants (paper fibers, plastics) ca 40%.
  • Production volume of ca 1,000 tons annually.

Career

We are looking for professionals that will contribute to development and operations of a unique technology for recycling of multi-layer flexible plastics packaging. We offer challenging jobs with excellent career development opportunity and competitive compensation.

Please contact us at hr@plastigram.eu for more information.

EU co-financing

Equipment for the recycling line in Sokolov has been co-financed by the European Union. 

Contact

Recycling line:

Plastigram Industries a.s.
Tovární 2093
356 01 Sokolov
The Czech Republic

Offices and company seat:

Plastigram Industries a.s.
Exnárova 1a
149 00 Praha 4
The Czech Republic

ID: 03219658
VAT ID: CZ03219658

info@plastigram.eu

News

  • Construction start of the Sokolov polyal recycling line

    Plastigram Industries has received all required permits and has started construction of its first industrial polyal recyling line in Sokolov.
  • Czech patent

    Plastigram Industries has been granted a Czech patent for the polyal recycling process.
  • Start of permitting process

    Plastigram Industries has started environment assessment impact (EIA) process for its first industrial polyal recycling plant in Sokolov.
  • Patent application

    Plastigram Industries has applied for the Czech patent for technology for recycling recycling the remains of used beverage cartons (e.g., Tetra Pak, Elopak, Sig Combibloc) after paper recycling.
  • Pilot plant operations start

    Plastigram Industries has started operations of a pilot plant in Čestlice. The pilot plant should verify a process of recycling multi-layer packaging materials developed by the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i.
  • Plastigram Industries enters into exclusive license agreement with the Czech Academy of Sciences

    Plastigram Industries a.s. signed a license agreement with the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i. The agreement gives Plastigram Industries an exclusive right to use a patented solvent-based technology for recycling of composite packaging materials.
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