AMUT Successfully Contributes to Viridor’s Green Ambitions

In 2020, AMUT was selected by Viridor, one of the world’s leading recycling and waste management companies, for its world-class polymer recycling facility.

Viridor is actively committed to increasing recycling and achieving net zero emissions to build a world where nothing goes to waste. The new and largest multi-polymer plastic recycling plant in Avonmouth, UK, reflects the company’s continuous drive to build a domestic circular plastics economy. Recycling plastic also emits less than 20% of the carbon of new plastics. This landmark facility is powered by the energy produced at Viridor’s state-of-the-art energy recovery facility – integrated with the plant in the same building.

AMUT involvement contributed to add value to Viridor’s green ambitions playing a prominent role in designing and providing an environmentally sound solution featuring two process sections. The Ecotech division designed and developed a custom-engineered high technological content plastic recovery facility integrated into a great efficiency washing plant.

AMUT/Viridor facility
This turn-key plant will process 90,000 tons/year of waste composed of PET, HDPE and PP bottles to produce prime quality and purity flakes and granules to be sold on the market for food-grade and commercial end-use.

AMUT/Viridor facility

Piergianni Milani, AMUT Group’s President, said: “We are extremely proud to contribute with our technology to this environmentally-friendly waste management project, aimed at giving plastic a new life, and thus helping to respect the planet. As a leading innovator, we keep on delivering our clients advanced solutions matching with the prevailing circular economy model.

Thanks to our R&D department, actively engaged in finding new solutions, we have developed recycling plants to minimise water and energy consumption and chemicals usage. Our customised automated washing lines reduce fresh water usage to 1.1 litre for each kg of high purity flakes of PET, HDPE and PP thanks to our patented friction washer unit.”

This flagship project elevates AMUT’s consolidated leading position in the recycling sector.

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