"With recycling firmly established as a prerequisite for circularity, the outlook for plastics recyclers and manufacturers of recycling equipment is one that is especially bright.
At K 2019, Erema Group GmbH is presenting itself as one of the foremost drivers of the transition to a circular economy, with a stand inside and a demonstration set up in its Circonomic Center on the fairgrounds outside.
More than 35 years ago, Erema began manufacturing recycling systems for production waste. Today, this division accounts for upward of 50 percent of the company's total sales and, as the industry continues to strive for more circularity, this percentage is set to climb. This growth notwithstanding, one of the issues still faced by plastics converters is the quality and consistence of the supply of recycled material. For the circular economy to succeed, obviously this issue must be addressed."
EREMA established the Circonomic Center at the K Show, Europes leading technology trade show for the plastics and rubber industries which takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany in order to demonstrate live circular economy solutions.
For CEO Manfred Hackl, the way forward is clear: "I consider this a task for the industry as a whole," he declared. "As long as the collectors, sorters and recyclers are unable to provide assurance to major brand owners that the material they require will be available in a constant quality over a longer period of time at a specified price, they will not base a product design on regranulate."
The circular economy solutions on display at K 2019 demonstrate that the technology exists today to provide just that reassurance to major brand owners and other users of recycled plastics.
You can see one example of the systems on display @ K 2019 in the video below: