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Bühler and Pellenc ST partner to better meet the needs of PET plastic recyclers

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Bühler's SORTEX A GlowVision optical sorter

Bühler and Pellenc ST have officially joined forces to offer PET plastic recyclers a complete front and back-end solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. It is hoped that this partnership will successfully future-proof PET recyclers' processing activities and deliver the highest final quality. A North American agent agreement has been the first to be signed as part of this collaboration by two companies with shared cultures and interests.

PET plastics recyclers are set to benefit from the recently combined expertise and innovations developed by the Swiss-based Bühler Group and France-based Pellenc ST. The new partnership features Bühler's PET flake sorting solutions: the SORTEX N PolyVision and the SORTEX A GlowVision, as well as Pellenc ST's Mistral+ Connect bottle sorter.

"This alliance has been set up to streamline the sorting process for PET plastics recyclers, providing one port of call for our companies' collective customer base," says Carlos Cabello, sales director of digital technologies and lead of Bühler in Northern Europe. "We look forward to the collaboration between the teams on both sides. Our sales managers, field engineers, and research and development (R&D) experts will all be working together as a united force to shake up and add new value to the plastics market."

"We share a complementary product portfolio that combines our strengths and provides a stronger service," says Nicolas Deleris, sales director of plastics recycling at Pellenc ST. "We also share a long-term vision with a lot of collective experience which has given us market maturity. We hope that our collaboration will be beneficial for recycling and promising for clients"

North America is the first to secure an official agent agreement between Bühler and Pellenc ST. A joint demo and applications centre is to be opened by Pellenc ST in November 2022 in North America, featuring Bühler's SORTEX A GlowVision optical sorter.

Both companies' long-term aim is to work together to tackle upcoming issues in the global plastics industry.

"By combining the best of both companies, we are strengthening the industry and delivering the best possible customer experience," says Jean Henin, CEO of Pellenc ST. "This partnership will bring confidence into processing and increased quality for the market, both of which are much needed"

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