MOSCOW (MRC) -- Portugal-based plastic film and packaging producer Evertis hosted customers and supporters during a mid-December 2022 tour of its new production facility in Monterrey, Mexico, said Recyclingtoday.
Evertis, which describes itself as a producer of mono- and multilayer semirigid barrier films for food packaging and other applications, has announced a target of using 50 percent recycled content by 2025. In 2021, the firm says it consumed more than 30,400 metric tons of scrap materials, including more than 9,300 metric tons of postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) companywide.
The facility in Monterrey has an annual capacity of over 22,000 tons and, in 2023, “will further expand to 36,000 tons,” says Evertis. The company says it chose to invest in the new manufacturing site “to enhance its strong leadership position in Mexico and growing presence in the United States and Canada."
The December event was attended by Madalena Matos Gil, who Evertis describes as “the matriarch of the family-owned business.” Also in attendance were “clients, suppliers, partners and media,” according to the company.
Evertis has had a presence in Mexico for more than 20 years, the company says, adding, “The Monterrey manufacturing facility is well positioned to support strong growth in high barrier materials and, through the introduction of new products, penetration into new end use segments such as medical and pharmaceutical packaging."
Evertis operates facilities in Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and Italy and is part of the IMG Group, which includes its sister company Selenis, a producer of co-polyester resins used in a variety of applications.
We remind, PureCycle Technologies Inc. and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges have announced that PureCycle will build its first polypropylene (PP) recycling facility in Europe at the port’s NextGen District in Belgium. The Orlando, Florida-based company says it expects the new plant to have an annual capacity of 59,000 metric tons, with opportunities to expand operations down the road since the 34-acre plot can support up to four processing lines, increasing total capacity to around 240,000 metric tons per year.