MOSCOW (MRC) -- The plant of new polymers Senege (part of the OP "Europlast") has launched the FTR (Flakes-to-Resine) technology, which has no analogues in Russia, which allows adding up to 35% of secondary raw materials to the primary to create food granules, said Europlast.
It is noted that upon reaching the design capacity, the plant will produce 130,000 tonnes of granules per year, involving about 35,000 tonnes of recycled PET bottles in the production cycle.
"After the launch of FTR, Senege became the second (after the Plarusa plastics processing plant, part of the Europlast holding) Russian plant producing food granules from recovered raw materials," the statement says.
General Director of the plant Maxim Tyurin noted that thanks to the FTR recycling technology, the company will significantly increase the production of granules containing recovered raw materials. “FTR will help meet the growing market demand for packaging using recycled materials. Packaging manufacturers will have an additional opportunity to meet environmental trends," he said.
As per ICIS-MRC Price Report, Senege will not have free spot volumes of material in the first half of next month, according to a representative of the producer. The contract prices of Russian plants for most buyers this month were in the range of Rb103,000-117,000/tonne CPT Moscow, including VAT.
Earlier it was said, this month, market participants still reported a shortage of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) volumes in Russia. Buyers purchased small volumes in the spot market. Producers had low level of stocks inventories as well. Large preform producers partially cover their raw material needs through imports of Chinese imports.