Extrusion International 5-2023

27 Extrusion International 5/2023 PET Recycling in Central Java The ground-breaking ceremony of PT ALBA Tridi Plas- tics Recycling Indonesia’s (AATPRI) new facility repre- sents a significant step forward for Indonesia towards its near-zero plastic pollution target by 2040. ATPRI is a joint venture between ALBA Group Asia and PT Tridi Oasis Group founder Dian Kurniawati. As a sister company of Interzero, the leading recycling service pro - vider in Europe, ALBA Group Asia brings to the project its combined technological know-how, operational experi - ence, and global sales and marketing capabilities. ALBA Group Asia has chosen the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as its financing partner. In accordance with the as - sociated specifications, the new plant is to be built and operated to the highest technical and social standards. The new recycling plant, with an investment of around US$60 million, will be built on an area of 2.6 hectares in the Kendal Industrial Park in Central Java. The new facility will house state-of-the-art equipment capable of processing PET beverage bottles and transforming them into high-quality rPET flakes and food-grade rPET pellets. The advanced technology comes from leading equipment manufacturers in Asia and Europe and can produce approximately 36,000 tons of recycled PET an - nually, including food-grade recycled PET. Food-grade rPET is increasingly in demand from consumer-related industries due to their increased sustainability efforts. Dr. Axel Schweitzer, Shareholder and Chairman of In - terzero and ALBA Group Asia, led the ground-breaking ceremony together with, Dian Kurniawati, ALBA joint venture partner and Founder of PT Tridi Oasis Group, and ADB Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Public–Private Partnerships, Ashok Lavasa. Dr. Schweitzer commented “At ALBA Group Asia, we are following our vision of a World Without Waste. Therefore, we decided to enlarge our operations into Indonesia and establish this recycling facility in Kendal, Central Java and bring in our know-how from Interzero and similar projects in Asia. Each year, approximately 8 to 12 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean. In- donesia is one of the top contributors to marine plastic pollution. We aim at increasing the collection rates in In- donesia by creating markets. We believe in the positive social impact of this project as we work closely with local collectors and will create 150 new jobs in the region.” Dian Kurniawati also commented “All of us know that Indonesia’s plastic pollution problem is everyone's prob- lem. Therefore, we need everyone's solution including the government, civil society, global companies, as well as financial institutions, throughmulti-stakeholders’ collabo - ration.We are excited to jointlyworking togetherwithour joint venture partner, ALBA, who strongly demonstrates gender lensed investing. This investment not only aims to solve the waste problem and create economic value, but also empowers local SMEs and women entrepreneurs like me to upscale our organizational capabilities. We believe that this partnership is a significant example on how social and environmental issues can be resolved through strate- gic collaboration of multi-stakeholders.” To fulfill its production capacity of 36,000 tons, the fac - tory will require approximately 48,000 tons of waste PET bottles each year. These bottles will primarily be collected in Java and the region, and ALBA will actively work with, and support local collectors providing this feedstock. The project will also generate new employment opportuni- ties within the region in various technical and administra- tive roles recruited fromwithin the local area. ALBA Group Asia www.alba.info/en From the left: Dian Kurnaiawati (Director oft the PT ALBA Tridi Plastics Recycling Indonesia), Dr. Axel Schweitzer (Shareholder and Chairman of Interzero and ALBA Group Asia), Jackie B. Surtani (Director, Private Sector Operations Department, ADB as well as representatives of the national and regional government) (Source Interzero) Guill Ad8230 Spiderless Pipe Die Extrusion International 2023 10 Pike Street West Warwick, RI 02893 Email: sales@guill.com New Spiderless Pipe Die Guill just launched its Spiderless Pipe Die , a new offering in extrusion. Capable of providing a finished extrusion with OD from 2”-15” and available in 4140 steel or stainless with heat treating, it’s ideal for tube and pipe producers for large diameter capabilities. With its focus on precision tooling thanks to extensive experience in medical tubing, flow analysis and Guill’s ISO 9001 and AS9100 (Aerospace) quality systems, this new design offers increased material savings. For more information, visit www.guill.com/series/900-series