SIPA's commitment to the environment is continuous, effective, measurable.
SIPA has always focused on a more reasoned consumption of PET, enabling its customers to produce lighter-weight containers, removing material where it is not necessary. All this without compromising any of the container's mechanical properties or aesthetic features.
SIPA specialists are experts in the sustainability loop, they plan to reduce resin consumption, energy and CO2 emissions in defense of the environment. In addition, they are among the pioneers of the "circular" approach: they design and rethink new technologies in order to give new life to post-consumer resources putting them back into the system. A forward-looking vision that combines environmental sustainability and economic development to deliver a better world to future generations.
With the introduction of XTREME Renew, SIPA stands as a leading company in compliance with the principles of Circular Economy. XTREME Renew is the world's first integrated system for the production of food contact preforms containing 100% r PET flakes. XTREME Renew was developed in collaboration with Erema, the Austrian company specializing in plastics recycling technologies.
The system is the synergistic combination of two already successful innovations – Erema's Vacurema and XTREME from SIPA. Compared with alternative systems for recycling old PET bottles back into new ones, it simplifies the process, uses less energy, reduces logistic and costs less to run.
SIPA has carried out a life cycle assessment on its XTREME Renew process, so it can quantitatively compare its potential environmental impact in production of preforms from 100% recyclate (rPET) with a traditional process for producing PET preforms from virgin material (using a SIPA XFORM injection molding system). The results were independently verified.
Global warming (GWP 100a) [kgCO2eq]
A more rational consumption of PET is the way to a greater environmental sustainability. For some time now, SIPA has been designing machines capable of producing lighter containers, shaving material where it is not needed. All this without compromising any mechanical or aesthetic property of the container, and without disadvantages for the customer
SIPA was one of the first players to successfully process plastic bottles from plants and renewable sources. The company carries out a sustainable innovation program through continuous technical upgrades to minimize the environmental impact of the machines, increasing their efficiency and at the same time reducing energy, compressed air and water consumption.