The Recent Activities & Event By Hiroyuki
SIGNING CEREMONY BETWEEN HIROYUKI & STARLINGER FOR EXPANSION CAPACITY OF FOOD-GRADE rPET RESINS ON 14th NOVEMBER 2021
Hiroyuki Industries (M) Sdn Bhd today announced the expansion of rPET resin capacity to new milestone of 20,000 tonnes by 2023. This facility will become ASEAN’s largest post-consumer PET bottle recycling plant converting locally post-consumer bottles into high quality food grade rPET resin. Hiroyuki sorting process facility include Halal compliances of washing procedure (SERTU).
Hiroyuki collaborates with solid waste collectors and most of the international brand owners & local brand owners to reprocess post-consumer bottles in our facility. Many brand owners have committed to reduce their reliance on virgin plastic by 2025. The study by the PET Recycling Team GmbH in Wöllersdorf has a carbon footprint of 0.45 kg CO2-equivalent per kilogram of rPET. So called virgin PET (new material) produces 2.15 kg CO2-equivalent per kilogram PET. rPET therefore reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7 kg CO2-equivalent or by 79% when compared to virgin PET. With the savings produced by only 1 kg rPET it would be possible to light a 13 Watt lightbulb for 20 days.
Recent report showed that Malaysia is one of the lowest recycle rates among ASEAN countries and Hiroyuki launched the CSR Program to collect post-consumer PET bottle from primary school in Johor Bahru since Apr 2021.
This facility will enable food and beverage manufacturers to include locally processed recycled content in their packaging providing a major benefit to the environment. It will mean more plastic material will be given a second life as new food grade packaging such as turning a bottle back into a new drinking bottle.
This new recycling facility highlights the progress we are making in expanding our recycling capability, a core component of our growth strategy. We are committed to leading the way in creating a strong, local circular economy that diverts waste materials from landfill and uses them to deliver sustainably manufactured products, including recycled packaging solutions that are increasingly in demand. With this in mind, we are delighted to be able to lead the development of this new industry in Malaysia which will also create hundreds of new jobs and support the national manufacturing industry.
This 20,000-tonne Bottle to Bottle facility is a huge win for the environment by creating a high value, recycled raw material from plastic waste which we collect and sort through our network.
We are very proud to have YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Adham Bin Baba, Malaysia Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation presence to witness this grand signing ceremony. Not to forget also, thanks for the continuous commitment from Coca-Cola, Etika (PepsiCo), MBWA members Life Water & Malee and etc to include recycled content in their packaging.
Our missions are to be a company friendly to the earth and people. We would like to deliver the best products and aim to contribute to the world widely by challenging the development of products with reduced environmental burden and promotion of recycling. Last but not least, we determine to create a sustainable environment where we see waste as a resource and aim to assist Malaysians to improve current recycling rates from 22% to 90% like Japan.
SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF THE PROCESS HIROYUKI INDUSTRIES, BASED ON STARLINGER IV+ TECHNOLOGY, USED TO RECYCLE POST‐CONSUMER PET INTO FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS
The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of the recycling process HIROYUKI INDUSTRIES (EU register number RECYC198), which uses the Starlinger iV+ technology. The input is hot caustic washed and dried poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) flakes mainly originating from collected post‐consumer PET containers, with no more than 5% PET from non‐food consumer applications. The flakes are dried and crystallised in a first reactor, then extruded into pellets. These pellets are crystallised, preheated and treated in a solid‐state polycondensation (SSP) reactor. Having examined the challenge test provided, the Panel concluded that the drying and crystallisation (step 2), extrusion and crystallisation (step 3) and SSP (step 4) are critical in determining the decontamination efficiency of the process. The operating parameters to control the performance of these critical steps are temperature, air flow and residence time for the drying and crystallisation step, and temperature, pressure and residence time for the extrusion and crystallisation step, as well as the SSP step. It was demonstrated that this recycling process is able to ensure that the level of migration of potential unknown contaminants into food is below the conservatively modelled migration of 0.1 μg/kg food. Therefore, the Panel concluded that the recycled PET obtained from this process is not of safety concern, when used at up to 100% for the manufacture of materials and articles for contact with all types of foodstuffs for long‐term storage at room temperature, with or without hotfill. The final articles made of this recycled PET are not intended to be used in microwave and conventional ovens and such uses are not covered by this evaluation.
Memorandum of Understanding Between Hiroyuki & MBWA
Hiroyuki Industries (M) Sdn Bhd is the First ASEAN producer of Food Grade rPET resin located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and the first producer who obtained the Pioneer Status from MIDA in January year 2019. We are pleased to announce that Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Hiroyuki Industries (M) Sdn Bhd and Malaysia Bottled Water Manufacturers Association (New) on 22nd of March 2021.
RECYCLING SCHOOL PROJECT “THE RESCUE PET BOTTLE PROJECT 2021-2022”
Hiroyuki has obtained the approval from Ministry of Education of Malaysia (MOE) in Johor State, Malaysia on 14th March 2021 for launching the Recycling School Project “THE RESCUE PET BOTTLE PROJECT 2021-2022”. All the primary school in Johor state are encourage to participate this project which will run a span from April 2021 to November 2022.
This project involving 60 primary schools with 72,564 students and 4,484 teachers participating across Johor state. Every school is invited to submit digital-posters and e-books with the topics “PET Bottles Recycle” and “Why do we need to take care of the environment“ as a competition to motivate and engage the students to lead local recycling efforts and become a champion in their communities. At the same time, we also reward prize, trophy, certificates and the opportunity to visit HIROYUKI factory.
There is no better time to educate young generation for such good habit as students are the future generation of the world. Through this School activity with the objective of educating school students on recycling knowledge and increase the awareness on waste management and encourage the preservation of the environment by adopting the recycling habit into their everyday lives.