Plastics recycling machine manufacturer Erema hosted a ‘Discovery Day’ on 1 June with 400 customers and partners finding out about the wide of recycling technologies provided by the company for PO and PET plastics.
Erema experts and guest speakers shared their knowledge at the Ansfelden, Austria event with lectures in the morning and demonstrations of the six different technologies in the afternoon.
‘This wide range of technologies is necessary because the recycling process each of our customers choose depends on the type of plastic, the level of contamination of the input material, and which product will be made using the recycled pellets,’ says Erema’s md Markus Huber-Lindinger. ‘Following the expansion of our Ansfelden site and with the new site nearby in St. Marien, we can now demonstrate all these processes, carry out test runs with customers’ material and focus on development work independently of our Customer Centre.’
The company’s new R&D centre comprises two halls with a total area of 1 550 square metres and a new office building with 50 workplaces. This enables cross-departmental test machines and laboratory facilities for post-consumer and in-house recycling applications.
Employees from different departments handle process engineering challenges, innovations in mechanical engineering and automation technology.
‘This is how we make it possible to implement a circular economy for plastics,’ adds Huber-Lindinger. ‘With the new R&D centre, we have laid the foundation for further important plastics recycling milestones.’
On the evening before Discovery Day, Erema celebrated its 40th anniversary. A review covered the company’s history from the first workshop in a garage in 1983 to its current position today as an innovation pioneer and market leader.