Plastic bottle recycling line | PET washing equipment

PET bottle recycling line

Plastic bottle recycling production line mainly includes plastic bottle label removing machine, plastic crusher, high-temperature washing barrel, rubbing washing machine, dewatering machine, etc. This plastic recycling production line is mainly used to deal with waste mineral water bottles, cola bottles, plastic bottles made of PET. The Shuliy Group can match different production lines, design factories, and calculate factory areas according to customers’ different production needs, uses, and raw materials.

What steps are involved in plastic bottle recycling line?

removing bottle label — removing bottle trademarks — crushing — cleaning — drying — storage

Introduction of plastic recycling equipment


Step 1: Picking (picking table)

The picking table is made of belt conveyor steel frame structure, PVC belt with scraper, bend pulley, driving pulley, as well as adjustable speed motor, etc. It can be used in different fields and production lines, here it is the necessary equipment in large capacity waste plastic PET recycling production line.

Due to PET and PP PE are different materials, the processing of treatment is different, in order to increase the purity of final PET flakes, it is better to select the different material first.

PET bottle label removing machine

step 2: Remove trademark (plastic bottle de-labeling machine)

PET bottles label removing machine is professional in removing PET bottles label or water bottles label, it instead of people remove the label, to meet the big capacity requirements of the production line. By adjusting the blades, it can use for removing different size bottles.

PET plastic crusher

Step 3: Crushing (plastic crusher)

The plastic crusher is used for crushing PET bottles, PVC, etc, it can crushing the raw material into small flakes to recycle the waste plastic. The machine is suitable for the PET bottles recycling production line.

washing and sorting tank

Step 4: Cleaning (washing tank)

The washing tank to separate PP or PE bottle cap from PET flakes, also can clean the plastic flakes for the first time.

hot water washing machine

Step 5: Cleaning with hot water(hot water washing tank)

The hot water washing tank is an upper open structure with functions of automatic temperature control, heat preservation, and stirring. Which also has the advantages of fast heat transfer, large temperature difference, and convenient cleaning.

Widely used in waste plastics and other industries as heating, cleaning treatment. The hot water washing tank is especially suitable for small, medium, and large cleaning chemical fiber factories. And can adopt a completely closed structure according to technological demand.

PET friction washing machine

step 6: Friction cleaning (friction machine)

As one kind of plastic cleaning equipment, a high-speed friction machine has its own unique function and advantage in the use of cleaning equipment.

The high-speed rotating screw allows the material to be fully rubbed with water, and the impurities (soil, sand, leaves, paper pulp) on the surface of the material are separated, and the dirty goods are washed with clean water. Unique water spraying design and high-speed running screw ensure an excellent cleaning effect.

washing and sorting tank

step 7: Washing and separating again (washing tank)

The washing tank is for washing and separating PP PE from PET again. Some materials need to be washed multiple times. Due to customers' requirements, broken plastic need to be cleaned four times. In this operation, the plastic pieces would be separated and cleaned thoroughly, all impurities would be removed.

horizontal dryer

step 8: Drying and dehydration (dehydrator machine)

The plastic dehydrator machine is mainly used for the dehydration function of PP pellets so that the finished product can meet the storage requirements.

The wet PP particles are gradually raised by the auger of the plastic dehydrator machine, and more water is extracted by the principle of high-speed rotation. The machine can automatically feed and discharge, with no need for manual operation, and greatly improve work efficiency.

Storage bin

step 9: Storage (storage bin)

Dried PET pellets were conveyed by the fan. Stock bin and packing machine not only can store final PET pellets but only can separate different materials. Stainless steel stock bin and packing machine plays important role in the transportation and packing into bags.

Vtdeo 1: plastic bottle recycling line

Washing machines of plastic bottle recycling line

The necessary washing machines for cleaning PET flakes are a washing tank, hot water washing tank and frictional washing machine. In fact, the PET washing machines are adjustable to choose from, people with low budget can choose these three machines to wash their plastic flakes. But if the waste plastic bottle are too dirty or the plant would like to use more washing equipment to ensure the plastic's cleanliness, the number of washing tank, hot water washing machine and frictional washing machines can increase to two or three.

The raw material of plastic bottle recycling line

PET plastic bottles are widely used for packaging carbonated beverages, mineral water, fruit juice, and other kinds of beverages, they are the most used beverage packaging nowadays. More than that, PET is also widely used in food, chemical, pharmaceutical packaging, and many other fields. 650 billion PET bottles were produced and sold globally, and the increasing speed is still rising. Because of the quality of the PET, it will deform and produce substances harmful to the human body when it is over 70 degrees Celsius. So PET bottles can not be reused. How to deal with those waste bottles is an urgent problem to solve.

Video 2: plastic bottle recycling line

Our plastic recycling line can also adjust the kind of washing machine according to the customer's order and the raw material. The whole washing step includes three washing machines, which are two washing tanks, a hot water washing tank, and a friction machine. The following video shows the customized recycling line which uses only one piece of washing equipment.

How are recycled plastic bottles reused?

Many people may wonder where the recycled plastic water bottles have gone? In other words, many people know that plastic bottles can be recycled, but they don’t know what they can do after recycling?

  • Firstly, recycled plastic water bottles can be used to make textile materials, such as polyester, RPET cloth, etc., and then made into gloves, mattresses, etc.
  • Secondly, recycled plastic PET bottles can be granulated into pellets, which can be made into various toys, buckets, and other daily supplies.
  • After multiple processing or prolonged UV irradiation, plastics will cause problems such as aging and viscosity reduction. This waste plastic can also be recycled for RDF power generation. Due to the high heat value of plastic, the power generation effect is very ideal.
The clothes on the model are plastic waste from the beach
The clothes on the model are plastic waste from the beach
Toys and boxes made of recycling plastic
Toys and boxes made of recycled plastic

Prospects of the plastic bottle recycling industry:

A large part of the production of plastics depends on petroleum. The recycling of plastics is the recycling and utilization of petroleum resources.

From a macro perspective, the prospects of the plastic water bottle recycling industry are very optimistic. At present, the main recycling industries include waste metal recycling, waste paper recycling, waste rubber recycling, and waste plastic recycling. The reuse rate of waste metal can reach 70-80%, the waste rubber can reach 47%, and the waste paper 20-30%. However, the reuse rate for plastic is less than 30%.

Therefore, the recycling market of waste plastics is still very broad, and the plastic bottle recycling production line is also very popular and practical. Combined with the global attention to environmental protection, resource conservation, and other issues, the requirements of plastic recycling equipment will keep increasing, and the development potential of the plastic recycling industry will only grow.

Profit of plastic recycling business

The main methods of dealing with plastic waste mainly include incineration, disposal in a landfill, and recycling. Plastic waste recycling maybe not be a very profitable business in many people's opinion. Exactly, one plastic bottle has very low value, however, in the big cities, millions of waste mineral water bottles will be produced by people at least, one-ton mineral water bottle probably has 60 thousand plastic bottles,which can make a profit of about 300 dollars.

On the surface, the plastic recycling line is a business with low profit, in fact, if you have a stable supply, comprehensive knowledge of plastic, and a team, plastic recycling is a profitable business for you.

Is plastic recycling business profitable
Is plastic recycling business profitable

FAQs of plastic recycling equipment:

1. What is the output of this production line?

Generally speaking, the production range of this production line is 200-500 kg per hour. The maximum output can reach more than 1 tons per hour.

2. Does your company have a machine that can recycle plastic foam?

Of course. We are a professional manufacturer of plastic recycling equipment, with equipment for recycling various plastics. Recycling plastic foam does not require cleaning.

3. What is the energy consumption of a PET granulation production line of 500 kg per hour?

Processing one ton of material consumes 60 kWh of electricity.

4. Is it necessary to wash the plastic fragment four times?

It depends on your raw materials, if your plastic bottles are not very dirty, it is possible to clean less than four times.

How to choose machines with low budget?

Because the cleanliness of plastic bottles is different, the washing equipment they need is different too. A washing tank, a hot water washing tank and a frictional machine are necessary for recycling PET bottles, if one has a low budget, he can choose these three machines at least.

But if he has a high budget, he can choose more three machines, for example, one washing machine, two or three hot water washing machine, two frictional machines. Machines in different numbers will provide different effect. More cleaning machines can wash waste PET flakes cleaner, which also has a higher price.

  1. Many waste PET plastic bottles are produced every day, which causes great pollution to the environment. Recycling the waste is good for protecting the environment.
  2. Turn waste plastic bottles into treasures, it has widely used. People's education level has improved hugely, more and more people started to realize the importance of environmental protection.
  3. Save resources and promote the development of the industry. Recycling plastic waste can help plants save resources and costs, the leftovers of production can be reused, it is good for business.

Client feedback to plastic bottle recycling line

Our customers bought our plastic recycling equipment, and they have a very high comment of our machine,and already put them into use. Here are some photos of their visit to our company and factory. We entertained them warmly,then they expressed their satisfaction to us and started their own plastic recycling business. Shuliy machinery welcomes clients to visit our company and factory.

customer visit
customer visit

Our service of plastic bottle recycling line

  • Our delivery time is one month, from the receipt of an order to the goods arrive at the port.
  • The goods will be dispatched on time, and customers can check the logistics information during the transportation.
  • When customers receive the goods, we will offer machine instructions and installment video. We can also offer a live stream or organize our engineer to your plant to instruct.
  • Except for wearing parts, quality assurance within one year, lifetime maintenance.
  • Our company’s integrity management, quality assurance, welcome to consult and negotiate.
our team and factory
our team and factory
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