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Focus on recycling compounds: EREMA opens new UpCentre®

Monday, 12. October 2015

With its COREMA® product line EREMA combines all the benefits of recycling and compounding in a single processing step for the first time. The company has now taken the next step by offering a completely new form of recycling service. As of 20 November 2015 COREMA® technology for the sampling of recycling compounds will be available to customers at the newly installed UpCentre® not far from the EREMA headquarters in Ansfelden. "With 'use instead of buy' as the motto, this service helps our customers to open up new markets for their recyclates. We give them the flexibility and speed they require in this phase," says COREMA® product manager Robert Obermayr.

Use COREMA® technology instead of buying

To enable recyclates to be used 1:1 as a substitute for virgin material they have to have exactly specified, customised property profiles. Processors are interested above all in the recycled pellets allowing trouble-free further processing and the assurance of the functional characteristics of the end products produced from them.

COREMA® technology, which customers will be able to use in the new EREMA UpCentre®, offers precisely this upgrade of recyclates, right up to customised recycling compounds. "On the way to these 'made-to-measure' products you need a lot of fine tuning in practice: processors demand varying quantities of samples – as often and as long as necessary until the recycling compound meets the exact requirements of their concrete application, such as film/sheet or injection moulding part," explains Obermayr.

And this is the point where EREMA comes in: the new UpCentre® makes COREMA® technology available for use by EREMA customers so they are able to produce sample quantities quickly and flexibly also by the tonne and without having to buy a system of their own. Customers will additionally benefit from EREMA's recycling know-how and Coperion's compounding know-how – the two global market leaders in their fields. The new UpCentre® will feature a COREMA® 1108 T which will compound quantities from 2 to 200 tonnes on a monthly basis. The opening will take place on 20 November 2015 in Gunskirchen, near to the EREMA headquarters in Ansfelden, Austria.

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