Closing the loop motto – three players for a green planet: Global Plastics, Hickman’s Family Farms and AMUT Group. Forward-thinking companies who have started a great vertical collaboration to give a second life to plastic, avoiding post-consumer bottles ending up in landfills or in the ocean.
Global Plastics is a well-known Californian manufacturer of PET packaging made entirely from post-consumer bottles. Global Plastics recycles approximately four million bottles a day, which are sorted by colour, ground and washed. The company then pelletises the flakes and extrudes the sheet for final use in thermoforming. The entire process is performed by AMUT Group machines and complies with FDA certification regulations for packaging suitable for direct food contact applications.
Hickman’s Family Farms is involved extensively in egg production and has launched into the market an egg container made entirely from post-consumer PET soda and water bottles. The partner for this project is GLOBAL PLASTICS. This eco-friendly container takes about five bottles to make an 18-count egg pack and about three bottles to make one of 12-count egg. A 24-egg carton will be coming to shelves very soon.
Hickman’s Family Farms is also starting its own in-house thermoforming business with the ACF920 model branded AMUT-COMI. The newly developed software named ‘EASY’ simplifies machine running.
ACF is the AMUT-COMI series first presented during K 2016: in two years several machines have already been installed worldwide. The ACF model has now penetrated also the Northern American market.