What does recycling mean?
Recycling describes a process in which waste is collected, sorted, cleaned and converted into new products. Depending on the composition, the material and the type of plastic waste, there are different recycling processes.
In mechanical recycling, plastic waste is processed into secondary raw materials without significantly changing the chemical structure of the material. In principle, all types of thermoplastics can be mechanically recycled with little impact on quality.
Chemical recycling involves various recycling processes in which plastic waste is broken down into its chemical components such as oligomers and monomers, in order to then use it again as a raw material for the production of new plastics.
Chemical recycling often requires high temperatures, pressure and the use of chemicals or catalysts. This leads to an increased energy requirement compared to mechanical recycling
What types of regenerates are distinguished?
PIR – “Post industrial Regenerate“
These are industrial wastes that are formed during the production process of plastic products and the processing of them. These are separated from the waste stream, regranulated and collected in a sorted manner.
PCR – “Post Consumer Regenerate“
PCR products are made from recycled plastic or from discarded materials collected from households, commercial and institutional institutions.
Since the largest waste streams are generated worldwide by “Waste after use”, this variant represents a very environmentally friendly solution.
Our commitment along the value chain
• Availability of raw materials
• Consistent quality of raw materials
• Odor and color consistency
• Mechanical properties and performance of the final product
Datasheet Recycled films
Single- and multilayer films as flat films, tubular films, semi-tubular films
100 – 2800 mm flat film
400 – 2400 mm tube film
from 0,020 mm to 0,200 mm
corona treatment, all-over or partial
cold perforation, all-over or partial
perforation for ventilation
color pigmentation as required
Up to 90%
Depending on the strength and scope of application, deviations across batches cannot be ruled out due to the different material flows
Optional certification „blauer Engel“ DE-UZ 30a
Prerequisite: Minimum content of 80% PCR regenerate (e.g. recopen80PCR® flat film)
Further information on request
From linear to circular economy
The solution to our waste problem lies in the circular economy. Compared to other packaging, plastic is measured by CO2 pollution, one of the most environmentally friendly packaging we use worldwide. Generating new packaging from existing plastic waste not only reduces CO2 emissions, but also makes a significant contribution to protecting our environment from further pollution!
In addition to the sustainability aspects, there are of course also other reasons for the early development or restructuring of existing packaging films. One of them is the “plastic tax” which is currently being implemented in Spain, Italy and England. The implementation is also planned for Germany.