The long-term success of plastics recycling highly depends on innovation and the commitment to find solutions for difficult challenges. With more than 140 years of experience in process technology, Coperion is committed to use its know-how to face these challenges – and it has already proven fruitful. We are more than thrilled that we won the Stuttgart Innovation Award 2023 in the category “sustainability and social affairs” with our ZS-B MEGAfeed side feeder!
Using this innovative system plastic recyclate with bulk densities starting as low as 20 kg/m³, long considered intake-limited and thus not worth recycling, can be reliably fed in large quantities into our ZSK twin screw extruder and be concurrently recycled and compounded.
This makes the recycling of lightweight, high-volume fiber and flake recyclate much more economical and, in some cases even possible. As a result, the recycling of these materials is finally a valid option and helps to reduce waste.
Frank Lechner, General Manager Process Technology and R&D, and Stefan Huber, Development Engineer R&D, attended the ceremony to receive the award. We are proud of our innovations and honored that the jury values the importance of our ZS-B MEGAfeed as much as we do!