Crystalline Pellet Technology (CPT®)
The direct crystallization process avoids the use of expensive pre-crystallizers and crystallizers prior to transferring the PET pellets into the SSP process or other downstream post-treatment processes. The Gala CPT process complements this process and is superior in its method of operation for underwater pelletizing systems.
Goals of the CPT Process:
* Retain sufficient heat in the pellets to cause direct crystallization without additional external heat
* All the free-flowing pellets go directly into packaging or another downstream process
- Savings in capital costs by eliminating pre-crystallizer and crystallizer, reducing installation costs
- Savings in energy costs by reducing the amount of equipment required and by utilizing the pellet’s internal heat going into the SSP process