From 2017, Model will become the only company in Switzerland to recycle drinks cartons and water-insoluble papers.
At its Weinfelden site, the Model Group is in-vesting CHF 35 million in a new material processing plant for drinks cartons and other papers which do not easily dissolve in water.
Commissioning is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017, after which there will be a fine-tuning phase of approximately three months. The new facility will be able to handle up to 75,000 tonnes of drinks cartons and water-insoluble papers per year.
Model notes that there are still a number of technical challenges to be tackled before this pioneering system is fully functional, however.