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Model Makes Recycling of Drink Cartons Happen

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The Fibre Evolution material processing facility, developed and patented by Model AG, Switzerland, has made it possible to recycle drink cartons and other papers that are not-readily-soluble in large volumes for subsequent use. After glass and PET bottles, carton containers are the third most common form of packaging for drinks, the company notes, and up until now, they have ended up in rubbish heaps, where the valuable raw fibers are incinerated. 

By recycling raw materials from drink cartons, new, high-quality corrugated board papers can be manufactured and then used in distinctive packaging and displays, which are then recycled again. 

It is Model’s goal to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 48% per metric ton by recycling 75,000 metic tpy of drink cartons and not-readily-soluble papers annually at the Fibre Evolution processing facility.

The new plant has also significantly improved energy efficiency within the company's recycling process. More information is available online. 

Model Group develops, produces, and delivers intelligent, innovative, high-value packaging solutions using paperboard and corrugated board, ranging from simple transport packaging to chocolate and perfume boxes with sophisticated finishes. The Group consists of 10 subsidiaries in nine countries and has an employee headcount of more than 4,000. Its principal markets include Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Croatia. The Group's corporate headquarters are in Weinfelden in Canton Thurgau, Switzerland.


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