Plastic bottles are put under a process of grinding, washing, drying and converted into PET flakes forms. 15,000 tons are obtained per year. Of this total production, 10,000 tons are imported to markets in America and Europe, where they are transformed into bands, sheets, textile fibers and other processed products. The remaining 5,000 mt, passes to a machine the Intercia company acquired more than two years ago and makes compact pellets which are called PET resin food grade, that according to a strategic agreement, are sold to the company Arca Continental for Coca-Cola containers, Ycaza explained.
“We provide Coca-Cola about 4,500 tons per year of bottle grade resin. They use the 25% of that material in their packaging production. This benefits the country because imports of virgin resin are reduced, contributing to the environment and creates jobs to those in the activity,” he added.