Industry comes together at Erema Discovery Days 2018

Attendees received an insight into the activities of plastics companies among the value chain in parallel event and company visits to Engel and Greiner Packaging. Borealis also invited Discovery Day participants to their Innovation Headquarters in Linz on day two. In a Science Walk through the company’s application hall the focus was on the processing of recyclable polyolefins and recycled pellets.

The third day was dedicated to trends in the reprocessing of production waste. Speakers from SML or Brückner confirmed that more and more packaging manufacturers already count on a combined production and recycling solution when investing in new equipment. "Erema began manufacturing recycling systems for production waste 35 years ago. This division now accounts for over 50 per cent of our turnover and we are proud that more and more international packaging producers place their trust in our quality," says Manfred Hackl.

Comprehensive recycling concepts through innovative recycling technology

Erema was already committed to quality and process transparency at an early stage. The ReFresher in combination with the Intarema, for example, ensures the thermal-physical odour minimisation of recyclates. This considerably broadens the field of application for recyclates from post-consumer material. In the smart factory area, Erema offers online quality monitoring of colour and MVR value already while processing. The Manufacturing Execution System re360 gives you a digital overview of production data. This is not only for Erema machines, it can also be used for a company's entire range of machinery – ideally from plastic bales to recyclate.

To meet the demand for comprehensive recycling concepts with know-how from Erema, the Austrian recycling specialists added the business unit Keycycle to its portfolio only recently. This means that the Erema Group can now also offer complete engineering and integration services for plastics recycling systems. Furthermore, customers are already supported in the early planning stage with specific consulting and, if required, feasibility studies to integrate the appropriate recycling solution for their use.

Source: Erema