Erema Recycles Live at K 2016
Yesterday Erema's Careformance Recycling Centre was opened in the outdoor area FG 09.1 of the Messe Düsseldorf fairground with high-ranking representatives of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and Borealis with "We recycle the K" as the guiding principle. Over 30 tonnes of plastic waste accumulated at K 2016 will be processed live during the show on Erema's recycling system to make high-grade recyclates.
"The collaboration of the entire 'plastic' value chain has become more intensive in recent years and results in terms of product innovations – particularly in the case of recycling projects – deserve a special platform at K," emphasizes Manfred Hackl, CEO of Erema, Ansfelden, Austria. Erema will recycle over 30 tonnes of plastic waste live on an Intarmea TVEplus 1108 recycling system during the K show. At the same time the company will also present the first Industry 4.0 package in the field of plastics recycling, with the trade fair motto of Careformance. "Building on the Smart Start package presented at K 2013 and the Intarema systems' high degree of automation connected with it, Erema has developed a Smart Factory package for producers and recyclers. On the one hand, the process data of the individual machines is analyzed and, on the other, the production and recycling facilities are interconnected with the entire process chain," explains Manfred Hackl.
Visitors can judge for themselves the online measuring equipment, analysis and evaluation tools of Careformance: the machine, quality and process data of the recycling process will be relayed in real time directly from the Recycling Centre to Erema's booth in Hall 9 (Stand C05). Manfred Hackl is confident that this digital quality proof will further increase the amount of recyclate used in the production of plastics. Trade fair visitors will see once and for all at the exhibition how many branches of industry already rely on recycling. The exhibition in the Recycling Centre was organized by Erema in cooperation with customers and PRE. The portfolio ranges from food-contact-compliant articles such as rPET drinks bottles and technical injection molded and modern packaging materials to lifestyle products such as sunglasses and skateboards. "I like to compare the plastic loop to a relay race. It is not enough if a part of the value chain thinks only in terms of their processing step. Every manufacturer or processor of plastics has to think one step further to reach the finish line successfully together," says Manfred Hackl.
EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH
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