Phoenix Technologies now offers equipment to make recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or rPET.

The small-capacity system, which can have a cost of entry as low as $1 million, has a footprint of 1,000 square feet and can be built in 160 days, according to a news release from Phoenix, a Bowling Green, Ohio-based producer of rPET.

“We believe this provides an affordable option for those that have found self-manufacture to be cost-prohibitive up until now,” Robert Deardurff, Phoenix president, said in the release.

The equipment produces resin that is ideal for a variety of food and beverage applications, including fruit, according to the release.

“Our philosophy is that rPET supply is better suited to multiple, smaller, processing operations versus one or two large-capacity plants. We believe in a local ‘consume, collect, convert’ approach,” Deardurff said in the release.

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