CarbonLite, with corporate headquarters in Los Angeles and a manufacturing facility in Riverside, California, has announced that it is building a $62 million plant to recycle postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in Dallas. The company’s second processing facility will be able to process 100 million pounds of PET bottles annually using 100 percent green power, CarbonLite says.
The 230,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to start up at the end of the second quarter 2017, according to Leon Farahnik, chairman and CEO of CarbonLite.
With the addition of the Dallas facility, CarbonLite will become the largest producer of food-grade PET in the world, processing more than 200 million pounds of postconsumer bottles annually, the company says.
The primary equipment suppliers for this project are Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Oregon; Italy-based AMUT S.p.A.; Austria-based Erema Recycling Systems; and Pelletron, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.