Recycling made simple


As the costs of virgin material remain consistently high, it’s no wonder that recycling equipment manufacturers are expanding and innovating, and, in one case, doing better than ever. Austria-based Erema, the global leader in the market for the development and production of plastic recycling systems and components, achieved a record turnover of €115 million from April 2011 to March 2012, recording its best fiscal year of all time and a 40% increase over the previous year. Moreover, this result was an incredible 25% up on the former record year of 2007/08—prior to the economic crisis.

At PLAST, in Milan, Erema was touting an innovation described as “two companies—one idea.” Called Corema, it involves a joint development from Erema and German compounding and extrusion giant Coperion, and combines the strengths of both companies into a single recycling and compounding system adding, as was pointed out in the leaflet handed out at the stand, “new opportunities along the value-added chain.”

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