Pact Group can make a wheelie bin a minute at its new facility
Pact Group has recently installed new equipment at its manufacturing plant in Braeside, Victoria, to produce its household wheelie bins faster than ever.
The fully automated injection moulding, blending and material handling machinery is capable of making one wheelie bin every 60 seconds and incorporating more recycled plastic content in the manufacturing process.
The plastic bins can be made with up to 80% locally sourced recycled content, depending on the colour, with darker colours enabling more recycled content to be used.
Pact recycles old and damaged bins and lids and HDPE plastic bottles and containers to make the resin needed for the Sulo bins.
Household wheelie bins are used for general waste, recycling, food and garden organics and glass collection by local councils across Australia.
Pact operates one of the largest highly automated plastic injection moulding plants in Australasia and has delivered more than 20 million wheelie bins to local councils and other customers to date. It manufactures household bins ranging from 60 to 360 L capacity, and 1500 L commercial bins.
The new Sulo bin manufacturing equipment is part of a $76 million upgrade to Pact Group’s packaging facilities around Australia, supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science and Resources through $20 million in modern manufacturing funding, as part of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.
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