Driving the circular economy for the petrochemical and polymers industry

Solutions that increase product value

The petrochemical and polymers industry produce materials that are suitable for use in our daily lives. They are either strong, transparent, adhesive, insulating or resilient. Or they have more than one of these properties that respond to the requirements of the end-user. Due to their versatility, they are used in a wide variety of applications.

Building blocks for consumer goods

Petrochemicals and polymers are all around us – be it in our clothing, the tires on our cars, packaging material for our food and beverages, laundry detergents, or our electronic equipment—the building blocks that enable the manufacture of most of these goods are provided by chemical and plastic materials. To answer up to the changing laws, the EU’s Green Deal, and other regulations, the petrochemical industry is committed to further improving production processes through research and development. And ANDRITZ is here to help.

Key application areas

Whether you’re producing or recycling ABS, BPA, HDPE, melamine, PC, PET, PMMA, PVC or PX, we have the in-depth process knowledge and a range of technologies to help make your operation successful.

A partner that focuses on climate and environmental protection

ANDRITZ understands the challenges that the petrochemical and polymer industry is facing. Building on our “We Care” program, all systems and plants supplied by ANDRITZ comply with the strictest environmental, safety and technology standards (best available technologies). The focus is on recycling and re-using, for instance of plastic bottles and superabsorbents.

Centrifugation, drying, separation or filtration - However your product is created, we most likely have everything to separate it into its component parts: the technology, the process knowledge, and also the service and automation solutions. ANDRITZ equipment helps you to manufacture the petrochemicals and polymers of the future. In our pilot plants, we help you to find zero-waste and zero-emission ways to manufacture your product.

How we support your PET recycling process

with solutions for chemical and mechanical PET recycling.    

Chemical PET recycling process


Mechanical PET recycling process


Process know-how and broad portfolio

ANDRITZ specialists have obtained extensive knowledge on dewatering, filtration and drying through multiple projects at different (multi-national) petrochemical manufacturers’ production plants. They know that each type of raw material, be it plastic or polymer, requires a different production method. With an endless number of installations worldwide, ANDRITZ has a proven track record of excellent results with very little downtime.

With our current portfolio, we are able to respond to the requirements for recycling, reusing and reducing as well as for efficient manufacturing with low energy consumption.

The right solution for your separation challenge


ANDRITZ vacuum drum filter

The ANDRITZ vacuum drum filter is a high-capacity rotary filter best suited to the dewatering of potato starch or corn gluten, for example, where it provides higher filtration rates and a large filtration area of up to 118 m². Learn more about this technology

ANDRITZ Gouda paddle dryer

The ANDRITZ Gouda paddle dryer is a fully enclosed machine that guarantees safe handling of products and can be customized to suit your needs. Moreover, the machine design pays special attention to accessibility for cleaning purposes. Learn more about this technology

ANDRITZ Gouda helix dryer

Gentle and efficient drying are crucial requirements in modern food production plants. Other prerequisites are maximum flexibility, minimum product loss, contamination-free product handling, and fully automated cleaning. The ANDRITZ Gouda helix dryer has it all. It can be used for drying many different chemical and pharmaceutical products. Learn more about this technology

ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge ACZ

The ANDRITZ CENSOR ACZ decanter centrifuge has a screw that substantially reduces downtime caused by feed system blockages and enables increased feed/production rates. Potential mechanical wear as a result of the increased feed rate is also reduced. Learn more about this technology

ANDRITZ pusher centrifuge

In continuous solid/liquid separation, pusher centrifuges successfully combine the features of high availability with minimum maintenance and reduced specific space requirement. Especially suited for fast filtering products at high throughput rates, our pusher centrifuges are the right choice for reliable and effective dewatering. Learn more about this technology

ANDRITZ Gouda plate dryer

The ANDRITZ Gouda plate dryer is used for continuous drying of free-flowing bulk materials. It has been proven in over 400 applications and is available in atmospheric, gas-tight or vacuum configurations. It dries sensitive, toxic and solvent-containing products gently without any negative impact on the environment. Learn more about this technology

ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge A

ANDRITZ offers two-phase and three-phase decanter centrifuges with continuous adjustability in operation to accommodate variations in feed conditions. The robust design of the machines results in a service life of several decades. Customers benefit from a wide choice of different materials of construction (MOCs) to handle even the most demanding corrosive environments. Learn more about this technology

ANDRITZ fluid bed dryer

The ANDRITZ fluid bed dryer can be designed as a dryer only, a cooler only, or as a combination of dryer and cooler. Heat and mass transfer between the fluidization gas and the product are purely convective. The material of construction can range from carbon steel to high-alloy clad carbon steel for parts in contact with the product. Learn more about this technology

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