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Mike Horrocks

Mike Horrocks is the CEO of Erema North America

Recent Posts

Polykar & EREMA - A Plastic Waste Recycling Success Story
22. 07. 2020

Polykar & EREMA - A Plastic Waste Recycling Success Story

Polykar, a family-owned business founded in 1987, has become an innovative North American leader in sustainable flexible plastic packaging through their journey spanning over 30 years. The Canadian based manufacturer has always taken responsibility to protect the environment and prevent any pollution associated with its operations.

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EREMA Recognized Again for Innovative Recycling Technology
01. 06. 2020

EREMA Recognized Again for Innovative Recycling Technology

EREMA is again being recognized for delivering innovative recycling technology.  “The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 have attracted a record number of entries. The influx of projects, principally, in the Product Technology, from across the whole value chain including brand owners, raw material producers, machine and equipment producers is a...

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Introduction to OEE – Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and Why it Matters to Plastics Recycling Operations
27. 05. 2020

Introduction to OEE – Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and Why it Matters to Plastics Recycling Operations

As a plastics recycling professional, it's possible that you've heard of OEE, or Overall Equipment Effectiveness. For those that have, it's an often misunderstood measure of equipment performance. If you haven't heard this term before and are operating a plastics recycling plant or are considering investing in plastics recycling machinery, it's a...

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EREMA US is Open for Testing
18. 05. 2020

EREMA US is Open for Testing

The EREMA North America service center is FULLY OPEN to support EREMA installations! EREMA customer center is unique in North America, able to process the widest range of materials.

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Food Grade Recycled Plastic Success Story
11. 05. 2020

Food Grade Recycled Plastic Success Story

What does the London Tube have to do with food grade recycled plastic? UK company Veolia UK's Dagenham Plastics Facility receives post-consumer PET and HDPE plastic bottles from the Greater London Authority (GLA). Post-consumer (used) plastic containers are gathered from having been deposited into an expanded network of recycling containers by...

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Using Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging - A Success Story
20. 04. 2020

Using Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging - A Success Story

Many food packaging containers are manufactured using ‘thermoplastics’. As the name implies, thermoplastics become soft, or formable (plastic) under higher temperatures. Many types of food packaging, including beverage bottles, salad ingredients containers and lots of other food grade packaging are made from thermoplastics.

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FDA Letter of No Objection
07. 04. 2020

FDA Letter of No Objection

The FDA regulates recycled plastics for food-contact applications. They  manage how companies in the recycled plastics and related plastic recycling technology industries  can ensure that recycled plastics destined for food packaging are safe for use in the US.

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Mr. Green Africa Leads the way in Resource Recovery and the Circular Economy
11. 03. 2020

Mr. Green Africa Leads the way in Resource Recovery and the Circular Economy

Mr. Green Africa is a funded tech startup that according to their listing in CrunchBase:

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RPET Technology Example
02. 03. 2020

RPET Technology Example

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is widely used for food packaging. It comes in two forms, Amorphous and Crystalline. Except for some microwave food trays which use Crystalline PET, most of the PET packaging products that you come into contact with are APET or Amorphous PET. APET is used for packaging because it’s strong which makes for durable...

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Advanced rPET Technology in Action
14. 02. 2020

Advanced rPET Technology in Action

EREMA and Evergreen Plastics, a division of Polychem were featured in a recent Recycling Today article, Perfecting Recycled Plastic. 

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