KraussMaffei, Erema aim on growth potentials in plastics recycling


KraussMaffei Berstorff and Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH are focusing on developing a successful customer/supplier partnership in the field of plastics recycling lines to enhance the circular economy growth potential in the plastics industry.

KraussMaffei Berstorff selects Erema as new supplier for high-quality recycling systems. It says that the extensive know-how and 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.

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, minimises 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 customised compounds, compounding companies can use cost-effective reclaimed material.

Manfred Hackl, CEO of Erema lauds KraussMaffei’s choice of Intarema technology for its recycling solution. Meanwhile, Roos added: “In the first quarter of 2017, the new solution can be thoroughly tested as the first line rated for outputs between 300 and 1000 kg/hour will be available for customer trials.”

Both companies are exhibiting at the currently staged K2016 in Düsseldorf. KraussMaffei Berstorff is at hall 15, booth B27/C24/C27/D24; and Erema is at hall 9, booth C05


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