Austria-based Erema Group GmbH, which designs and manufactures plastic recycling equipment, says visitors to its Circonom Center exhibit at the K 2022 (K Fair) trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany this fall were able to get a feel for recycling. Circular economy as a “spiritual experience”.
Erema describes the trade show as “positive” and this refers to the interest shown by visitors as well as the number of plants sold.
Erema CEO Manfred Hackl said, “Recycling and circular economy have reached 100 percent in the plastic industry. This year’s K Exhibition showed it very clearly.
The decision to exhibit all Erema Group companies on the same stand proved to be a good one, Hackl says, as the display was able to provide “a great overview of the tech firm’s wide range of machinery portfolio”.
The machinery supplier showcased two new “extrusion innovations” designed to achieve effective benefits for the quality of melts, recycled pellets and end product and to set the benchmark in terms of energy efficiency for post-consumer and PET. [polyethylene terephthalate] recycling applications.”
“We have already received the first orders for these two technologies, which confirms that we are meeting the needs of customers very well,” says Hackl.
Also on display at the exhibition were bottle-to-glass recycling technology for the production of food-contact rPET pellets, and new sizes of Vacurema technology plants that enable production of up to six metric tons per hour. Erema adds that a new Vacunite plant was ordered by the rPET manufacturer at the exhibition.
Erema says the aim of the Circonomic Center is to draw attention to what is technologically possible in terms of recycling and the circular economy, and to demonstrate that the technology “has already been successfully implemented commercially in many cases”.
Erema says 100 percent recycled pellet content can now be found in children’s toys as well as food packaging. “It really opened the eyes of many visitors and will help us to implement new circular economy projects even faster in the future,” says Hackl.