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Advancing the Circular Economy Event at the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC), Los Angeles
09. 05. 2019

Advancing the Circular Economy Event at the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC), Los Angeles

It was so exciting to be able to lead open and engaging discussions at the Advancing the Circular Economy event at the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC) in downtown LA. It's always amazing to connect with fellow passionate circular economists!

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PET Recycling Technical Solutions
23. 04. 2019

PET Recycling Technical Solutions

As outlined in our last blog post, PET recycling is facing challenges technically and on the collection side. Erema constantly improves its systems to meet the technical challenges of PET Recycling. The new VACUNITE® bottle-to-bottle process is the first PET recycling system that meets today’s stricter quality criteria for recycled plastics in...

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PET Recycling Technology Drives Growth for EREMA North America
23. 04. 2019

PET Recycling Technology Drives Growth for EREMA North America

EREMA North America (ENA) sales growth reached almost 50%. A primary driver of North American growth is the growing PET recycling market due to EREMA’s leadership role in producing efficient PET recycling technology that can recover high quality PET across many applications. There are numerous challenges with recycling PET and EREMA has engineered...

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PET Recycling Challenges
11. 04. 2019

PET Recycling Challenges

The PET recycling market faces major challenges as some of the world’s leading brands plot new ambitious strategies to increase the use of recycled content in many of its beverage products. The leading beverage companies such as Coca-Cola Co. plan to incorporate up to 50% recycled content in its plastic containers by 2030. The verdict is still out...

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Learn About Applied Plastics Recycling Technology First-Hand
11. 04. 2019

Learn About Applied Plastics Recycling Technology First-Hand

We all know that millions of tons of plastics are wasted every year and we are increasingly seeing heartbreaking stories about how plastics are impacting the quality of life around the planet. Eremas vision is to create a global circular plastics economy by making it possible to recover plastics, including in-house closed loop and used...

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EREMA Group acquires 60 percent stake in PLASMAC, expanding in-house industrial plastic recycling capabilities
13. 02. 2019

EREMA Group acquires 60 percent stake in PLASMAC, expanding in-house industrial plastic recycling capabilities

Ansfelden (Austria) - on 1 January 2019, the EREMA Group acquired 60 percent of the industrial recycling machine manufacturer PLASMAC Srl to further expand its range of tailor-made industrial plastic recycling solutions for in-house applications. The remaining 40 percent of the recycling machine manufacturer is owned by SYNCRO Group, a...

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What Makes a Good Plastics Recycling Melt Filtration System?
01. 02. 2019

What Makes a Good Plastics Recycling Melt Filtration System?

A key technology building block for plastic recycling systems are the so-called melt filters. Essential for the quality of the output material, melt filtration system remove non-plastic particles from the recycled plastic such as paper, wood, sand, glass or aluminum pieces. To achieve a high-quality pellet at the end of the recycling process, the...

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What is the point of Biodegradable Plastics if They're Not Disposed of Properly?
25. 01. 2019

What is the point of Biodegradable Plastics if They're Not Disposed of Properly?

Biodegradable plastics have their place, but filling tiny portions of lotions and shampoos into single-use packaging appears to miss the goal of improved sustainable personal care solutions.

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Waste to Value, recycling fish nets and cleaning up the Ocean in the Process
25. 01. 2019

Waste to Value, recycling fish nets and cleaning up the Ocean in the Process

Commercial scale fisheries generate substantial quantities of used fishing nets. Comberplast has developed a process to breakdown the discarded fishing nets and turning them back into useful plastics.

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Red to Natural – Removing Printed Ink from Plastics, (almost) like Magic!
07. 01. 2019

Red to Natural – Removing Printed Ink from Plastics, (almost) like Magic!

  EREMA is supporting a process developed by Cadel Deinking from Spain that is capable of removing printed ink from plastics. The technology was on display during an Open House in Spain in December. One of the demonstrations was red in-house film scrap material turned into natural pellets.

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