The use of GKM screening machines within PET recyclingIn the recycling process of PET bottles, a GKM vibration screening machine is used to clean the washing water of the PET flakes. A GKM tumbler screening machine is used for fractionating and dedusting the finished PET flakes.
Raw materials from recycling
The recycling of materials is becoming increasingly important due to the scarcity of raw materials and for the sake of environmental protection. This also includes recycling of PET. In recycling, waste products reintroduced a new production cycle, respectively, base materials become secondary raw materials. The materials produced in this way are referred to as recyclate or regenerate materials (source: Wikipedia). From 2025 on, non-refillable PET beverage bottles in the EU member states (regulation (EU) 2019/904) must contain at least 25% recycled plastic, so-called recyclate.
Recycling of PET bottles
In the recycling process of used for PET bottles, depending on the procedure, the labels and caps are sometimes removed in advance after that the bottles are sorted by color and then shredded. The next step is usually the washing of the crushed mass, afterwards dried and freed from final impurities. For this recycling process of PET bottles,