Upcycling Makes Plastic Waste the Raw Material of the Future
Plastic bottles are finding new uses as recycled materials in electronic devices, cars or garden furniture. This is what is meant by upcycling: when recyclates are optimized in their properties to such an extent that they achieve a quality equivalent to that of primary material. This process turns plastic waste into a very valuable raw material of the future.
With our innovative technology solutions, plastics can be mechanically recycled and put to a new use without any loss of quality.
Plastics, such as those in the form of water bottles or production waste, are first collected and sorted. The material is then shredded into flakes for washing and cleaning.
High-accuracy feeders from Coperion K-Tron reliably feed the flakes into the Coperion extruder. There, the material is intensively homogenized together with additives, fillers and reinforcing materials, degassed and processed into pellets that correspond to virgin material in terms of quality. The recyclate has exactly the property profile required for its subsequent use.