Four students from the Higher Technical Institute Neufelden in Upper Austria developed a new device in collaboration with viscotec's Engineering department. The PET sheet shredder precisely cuts quality samples of rPET sheet. Both the students and viscotec benefit from the joint project and the accompanying vocational training.
Starlinger viscotec machines produce superclean rPET resin and sheet from recycled PET beverage bottles. Before the sheet is thermoformed into finished packaging, like trays to pack fresh fruit or salad, the producer checks food-grade compliance and material properties. High intrinsic viscosity is crucial when processing PET sheet (read more about IV). For this important quality control, the “PET sheet shredder" is now used in the Starlinger viscotec laboratory, a device that was developed together with students of a local school for automation technology. The result speaks for itself and proves the exceptional value that arises from the cooperation between educational institutions and corporations.