AURORA, Ill, June
xx, 2012 - Processing Technologies International (PTi), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance
sheet extrusion machinery, has
announced the sale of a new sheet extrusion system to Aserpet, based in
Gaziantep, Turkey, a PET recycler and soon-to-be manufacturer of PET sheet roll
stock. The recently completed sale is PTi's first in Turkey and represents a
major stepping stone as part of the company's global expansion strategy.
recycler of PET flake for the packaging industry, purchased its first sheet
extrusion line to help support the company's entrance into the packaging
industries. The PTi coextrusion system, which runs 750 kg/hr of PET, also includes
a roll stand, winder, and stacker. The machine has been installed and is up and
running at the Aserpet facility.
"This is a
significant business deal that firmly positions us in yet another key global
region," said Patrick Johnsen, eastern regional sales manager. "We're excited
about entering the Turkish market because it represents another important step
in our global growth strategy." He added that Turkey's economy has remained
strong - even during the global economic slowdown - and growth prospects are
As part of its business plan, Aserpet
considered several global suppliers of sheet extrusion systems. "After careful
examination, we were impressed with PTi's focus on high quality and its
commitment to producing machinery with tight-tolerance capability," said Oztas
Kaleoglu, general manager of Aserpet. "Our comfort level grew even more due to
PTi's emphasis on customer support."
the machine through its agent Kerem Anil with Plast-teknik in Istanbul. The
company is exploring other business opportunities in Turkey, targeting PET, PP,
PS, and barrier sheet extrusion systems for the packaging industry.
About Processing Technologies International LLC
Processing Technologies International LLC, based in Aurora,
Ill., is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion
machinery, serving more than 22 countries. Established in 1988, PTi produces
and services single-screw extrusion equipment for many end-use markets including
packaging, construction, automotive, lawn and garden, office products, signage
and displays, and appliances. PTi's extrusion systems are engineered to
exacting standards and offer an exceptional range of design features which
result in superior equipment performance. More information is available by
calling (630) 585-5800 or visit www.ptiextruders.com.