Plastipak, Garbo partner for PET chemical recycling
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Plastipak, Garbo partner for PET chemical recycling

The companies aim to develop industrial-scale PET chemical recycling to use in preform, bottle applications.


Plastipak Italia Preforme s.r.l., a subsidiary of Plymouth, Michigan-based Plastipak Packaging, has announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Italy-based Garbo s.r.l. to develop and bring to market industrial-scale polyethylene terephthalate (PET) chemical recycling for use in preform and bottle applications.

Garbo is an industrial company with more than 20 years of experience in the purification of hig value-added materials, including Bis(2-Hydroxyethyl) terephthalate (BHET) from PET chemical recycling. According to a Plastipak news release, the agreement includes plans to expand the exclusive collaboration globally. 

“This relationship represents the next step for Plastipak in continuing to offer our customers innovative and sustainable packaging solutions,” Plastipak states. “Garbo’s proprietary, leading-edge technologies for chemical recycling will complement Plastipak’s already expansive and industry-leading recycling and sustainability capabilities.”