Doğa orders the latest recycling line from Herbold Meckesheim and produces rPET for bottle-to-bottle applications. The special feature of Herbold’s latest recycling line is that key components for pre-sorting are also included in the scope of delivery, such as an EWS 45/160 BA debaler or an HWTS 180/750 washing drum. This section alone accounts for half of the system layout.

After commissioning, the washing plant will have a daily output of 100 tons of PET recyclate. The actual cleaning process uses state-of-the-art technology and begins with two granulators with forced feed SMS 80/160-F7-2 SB3, the largest in the Herbold portfolio. The hot wash and hydrocyclone stages as well as the downstream separators were designed for the required throughput. And three HVST 150/150 size step dryers are installed in the system to achieve maximum capacity with minimum fines formation. The recycling line is also equipped with a sophisticated water treatment system.

Ömer Ayvacı (right), CEO of the Doğa Group, and Mustafa Ergin, who represents Herbold and Coperion in the region.
(Photo: Herbold Meckesheim)

“As the Doğa Group, we are proud to expand our activities in areas such as real estate, construction, mining and textiles to include the recycling sector,” explains Ömer Ayvacı, CEO of the Doğa Group. “In today’s world, where concepts of environmentally friendly production are becoming increasingly important, we want to start producing rPET flakes with fully environmentally friendly solutions from the beginning of next year with our state-of-the-art machinery.” Ömer Ayvacı emphasizes: “We are confident that with Herbold Meckesheima company with globally accepted mechanical recycling technology, to meet the requirements of the industry. With the technical information, support and know-how from Herbold Meckesheim, we are confident that we can realize the highest quality rPET flakes production in the most efficient way.”

Cover photo: Like the entire PET recycling line, the hydrocyclone stage for Doğa is designed for a capacity of 100 tons per day. (Source: Herbold Meckesheim)