Advanced recycling technology designed by TOMRA Sorting has significantly increased the market value and profitability of recycled PET for a Kolkata-based PET recycling company. Two brothers, Deepak and Praveen Rungta, who own and operate Rungta Mouldings, called in the experts at TOMRA Sorting to help achieve a consistent and high purity level of recycled PET.
Praveen Rungta comments: “Achieving higher purity levels in recycled PET was a real challenge for us. Previously all sorting was done manually, which meant that we were only able to sell our processed material to polyester fibre manufacturers that would accept a significant amount of contamination. TOMRA Sorting’s sensor based sorting systems - TITECH autosort - have transformed our business. By removing the PVC and other contaminants, we can now sell our material at a higher price to end users such as the sheet/reform industry, who require higher levels of purity”.