Global – Plastics recycling technology provider EREMA has seen its turnover grow 5% to Euro 138 million in the 2016/17 financial year. The group’s two youngest sister companies, PURE LOOP and UMAC, recorded ‘strong’ turnovers shortly after their formation.
‘A key success factor is the relentless innovative spirit within EREMA,’ comments the company’s ceo Manfred Hackl. EREMA has recently launched ‘new’ technical developments in all three of its recycling divisions. The highlight in PET recycling has been the new Vacurema Inline Preform recycling system, developed together with Sipa, which enables the direct and flexible processing of washed PET flakes to make preforms.
In post-consumer recycling, the Intarema RegrindPro for regrind material was joined by the ReFresher whose thermal-physical cleaning process removes migrated odours and thus extends the field of application for recyclates from post-consumer material. Meanwhile, the new SW Direct Flow melt filtration for minor contaminants has led to improvements in recycling production waste.
According to EREMA, these innovations have led to ‘a notable increase in order intake’. Machine-based order intake alone between October and March increased by 50% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
Hackl’s outlook for the upcoming business year is positive: ‘Thanks to the very good order intake in recent months, the start of the 2017/18 financial year is encouraging,’ he says. ‘Our recipe for success remains the same: reliable technology combined with innovative ideas.’