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ULtrePet Expands PET Recycling UnitULtrePet Expands PET Recycling Unit

Allan Gerlat

November 11, 2013

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ULtrePet Expands PET Recycling Unit

UltrePet LLC is expanding its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling capacity at its Albany, N.Y., facility.

The multiphase project by the Albany-based UltrePet will increase the company’s total capacity to nearly 100 million pounds annually, the firm said in a news release.

It also upgrades UltrePet’s reclaiming operations by improving sortation and wash technology.

“UltrePet has steadily expanded our position in the high-end PET reclaiming marketplace, serving FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and non-FDA bottle, sheet, high-end fiber and engineered resin applications,” said Scott Mellen, UltrePet president. “By increasing and improving our technology we hope to further penetrate these markets and build on our leadership position.” 

UltrePet is a partnership of wTe Corp., Bedford, Mass., and Tomra of North America, Stratford, Conn.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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