TURNOVER HIGH THANKS TO TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AND FIRM VOLUME OF ORDERS
EREMA Group looks back on a successful financial year
That is how EREMA Group was once again able to set new standards in the past financial year. In the in-house and industrial sector, EREMA GmbH launched the new INTAREMA® ZeroWastePro system as a compact solution that is precisely tailored to the requirements of recycling production waste. PURE LOOP, a subsidiary in the shredder-extruder technology segment, added the ISEC evo series to its product range, which enables output rates of more than 1,500 kg/h to be achieved for the first time. The range of products for in-house applications is rounded off by the PLASMAC range of solutions especially for straightforward applications at low throughput rates such as in the blown film sector.
Trendsetter in food contact compliance
In the post consumer sector, EREMA was able to expand the range of applications for recycled material produced from contaminated plastic waste. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the food contact compliance of PCR-HDPE produced using the INTAREMA® TVEplus® RegrindPro® extrusion system combined with the ReFresher module. Even before that, this recycling technology was one of the reasons a well-known brand manufacturer was able to launch shower gel bottles made of 100 percent PCR-HDPE as a world first.
EREMA systems are also considered the benchmark in PET recycling. First and foremost thanks to proven VACUREMA® technology. The largest model ever built produces four tons of recycled pellets per hour. VACUNITE®, the newly developed bottle-to-bottle process in which all thermal process steps take place in a nitrogen and/or vacuum atmosphere, also delivers impressive performance and is currently being commissioned by the first customers.
“The demand for our machines shows that recycling is becoming increasingly important in the value chain. With our technologies and services we ensure stable recycling processes and high-quality recycled pellets even with challenging input materials. That is how we are creating a very important prerequisite for the plastics circular economy,” says Manfred Hackl.
Smart technologies prove their worth in the crisis
The digital assistance systems provided through the BluPort® customer platform that are used to increase machine performance and better serve customers, have proven their worth in several ways in times of corona-related travel restrictions. “If necessary, we can support our customers by remotely accessing recycling machines and offering remote support on mobile phones, laptops and augmented smart glasses during commissioning and also during service jobs. Spare parts can be ordered around the clock from our Spare Parts Online shop, where there are also detailed instruction videos that enable machine operators to carry out maintenance work on their own,” explains Michael Heitzinger, Managing Director, EREMA GmbH.
The past financial year was an intensive and successful year with many highlights for the EREMA Group, followed by the unforeseeable outbreak of a pandemic. “Corona is likely to remain with us for some time, but that will not diminish the significance of our mission: Another Life for Plastic. Because we care,” says CEO Manfred Hackl. On the contrary. The group of companies is looking to the future with confidence over the long term, even though recent developments have led to a very tense situation for plastics recyclers. The unanimous opinion is that sustainability and consequently plastics recycling will continue to be important issues for society and industry, possibly even gaining in significance as a result of the lessons learned from this crisis. At the moment, the economic impact of the Corona crisis on the recycling industry requires that decision-makers at national and international level ensure that recycling know-how and the requisite recycling systems acquired over the years are maintained and further developed to meet EU recycling targets.