Recycling made simple

05/22/2012

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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