Focus on growth potentials in plastics recycling
(Düsseldorf 20th October 2016) KraussMaffei Berstorff and Austrian EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH aim at developing a successful customer/supplier partnership in the field of plastics recycling lines in order to enhance the circular economy growth potential in the plastics industry.
KraussMaffei Berstorff selects EREMA as new supplier for high-quality recycling systems
The profound know-how and wealth of experience of both companies ideally complement each other: while EREMA is the well-positioned world market leader in plastics recycling, KraussMaffei Berstorff counts among the most important manufacturers of compounding machinery and system solutions at international scale. "The perfect portfolio combination of both partners clearly demonstrates that integrated recycling and compounding – or rather re-compounding – has become a key element of our strategic orientation," says Peter Roos, President of the Extrusion Technology Segment of the KraussMaffei Group.
Reduced energy consumption during recycling
The re-compounding technology – also known as KraussMaffei Berstorff "EdelweissCompounding" – offers clear customer benefits in terms of energy efficiency and final product quality. With this solution, a first extruder is used for melting the reclaimed material before it is compounded on a second extruder. Owing to the integrated process on a single line of tandem configuration, the material processed need not be heated repeatedly, which saves energy, minimizes the shear stress produced during plasticizing and thus gives substantially improved material quality.
In addition, the re-compounding technology ensures enormous added value for processors. While recycling companies are in a position to offer premium-quality customized compounds, compounding companies can use cost-effective reclaimed material.
"We are extremely pleased that KraussMaffei Berstorff – a global player in the plastics processing industry with an extensive product portfolio that is likely to promote the use of reclaimed material with benchmark effect – has selected our INTAREMA technology for its recycling solutions," says Manfred Hackl, CEO of EREMA GmbH.
"The EREMA technology enables us to offer our customers a line concept that stands out for unparalleled productivity and uncompromising reliability," adds Peter Roos. "In the first quarter of 2017, this new solution can be thoroughly tested as the first line rated for outputs between 300 and 1000 kg/h will be available for customer trials."
KraussMaffei Berstorff at K 2016
hall 15, booth B27/C24/C27/D24
EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH at K 2016
hall 9, booth C05
» Download: Photo: Combined system competence in the field of circular economy in the plastics processing industry: Manfred Hackl, CEO of EREMA GmbH and Peter Roos, President of the Extrusion Technology Segment of the KraussMaffei Group