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Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt opens expanded processing plant

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Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt opens expanded processing plant

Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt (KRG), Grünstadt, Germany, has opened its expanded processing plant. The company says it completed the final expansion stage and commissioning of its sorting and processing plant in February. - RecyclingToday

The company, which is part-owned by PreZero Germany, will recycle up to 55,000 tons of plastic annually at the location in the future. The material, which is collected using the dual system, is turned into granules that are used as a valuable raw material in processing industries.   

With the location in Grünstadt, we are also quantitatively expanding our processing capacities for postconsumer material in Europe. Besides our locations in Italy and Austria, KRG is also taking on a geographically significant role concerning the important German market.

Clemens Stockreiter, Managing Director, PreZero Polymers

According to a news release from KRG, treatment focuses on thermoplastic fractions like high-density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide and other engineering plastics. These are processed using sorting, washing and extrusion technology. At the end of the process, mill materials, granules or compounds are produced, the high quality of which is continually verified in testing laboratories. The treatment of 35,000 tons of plastic waste also means that up to 33,000 tons of CO2 can be saved per year.   

In total, about 32 million euros ($34,758,400) have been invested in new plant technology in Grünstadt, 4 million euros of which come from the environmental innovation program of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection. KRG currently employs around 50 people.  

In Grünstadt, we will in future be able to refine the single-variety recyclable material fractions from our lightweight packaging sorting systems into first-class secondary raw materials. 

Carsten Dülfer, CEO, PreZero Germany

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