Business cooperation as the key to success

By 2030, 55 % of EU-wide plastic packaging waste is to be recycled. Furthermore, a future without plastic waste is being targeted. The plastics industry must therefore currently face two major challenges: The digitalisation of existing production facilities and the realisation of practical solutions for the circular economy. This requires fundamental and applied research work in the holistic view. To this end, the research team of the Austrian research company CHASE, located in Linz, is developing new methods and technologies to meet the increasing demands on the properties of plastic products and to support the industry and its companies on their way to efficient and sustainable production. 

The implementation takes place with leading companies from the plastics and recycling industry – including EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H. „We are convinced that digitalisation in plastics recycling is an important pacemaker on the path to the Circular Economy and thus also to the sustainable handling of plastic waste. That‘s why we have been on board as a partner since CHASE was launched,“ says Sophie Pachner, Process Engineer, explaining her commitment to EREMA in this competence centre. 

EREMA is specifically involved in the research areas of „Process Digitalisation“ and „Circular Process Streams“. In the former, the aim is to be able to better analyse, control and optimise the processes of the machines used through the development of digital twins, so that ultimately a higher process and product quality is achieved. In the second area, EREMA, together with other project partners, is looking at how data-based knowledge management can improve the recycling process. 

Together with its Austrian as well as international partner companies, the Competence Center CHASE GmbH is pursuing the goal of developing sustainable production processes in which materials can be used highly efficiently and products can be reused as raw materials at the end of their life cycle. With this new generation of recyclates, end products can be produced in high quality and with a much wider range of applications within an optimised processing window. This development is a great opportunity for the respective company locations to take a strong pioneering role when it comes to reducing or recycling plastic waste

www.chasecenter.at
www.erema.com

x

Related articles:

Issue 2021-02 New Sesotec E-Book: The Circular Economy

Challenges and opportunities for recyclers, manufacturers and processors of plastics

In particular, the goal of creating a circular economy, which must be profitable not only for people and the environment but also for recyclers, manufacturers and processors of plastics, comes under...

more
Issue 2019-04

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has published a new eBook

The existential threat to oceans and marine life is a good enough reason to cut plastics waste, profitable new business opportunities are another. TOMRA Sorting Recycling has published a new eBook,...

more

EREMA establishes new R&D centre for innovative recycling technologies

Construction machinery rolls into action again at the EREMA site in Ansfelden. The ground-breaking ceremony on April the 6th signals the start of work on a new R&D centre. Two halls with a total area...

more

Plastics Circularity Multiplier Conference

The “Plastics Circularity Multiplier” group invites all interested to attend its first conference on the 10th June in Brussels. The event will bring together policy makers and representatives from...

more

EREMA mourns the passing of company co-founder Georg Wendelin

The EREMA Group mourns the passing of Georg Wendelin, company co-founder, former Managing Partner and long-time Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EREMA Group GmbH, who died on the 29th of March at...

more