K 2019: ENGEL producing miniature waste containers made of recycled material

Success for the circular economy

Schwertberg/Austria – October 2019

Boosting the use of processed plastic waste in the manufacturing of new plastic products is one of the priority tasks in the development of a circular economy for the plastics industry. As injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider, ENGEL supports its customers in designing increasing numbers of products for the use of recycled materials on the one hand, and in continuously growing the content of recycled materials in new products on the other.

In collaboration with SSI SCHAEFER, ENGEL is showing visitors what this can look like in practice at K 2019 from 16 to 23 October in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In the outdoor exhibition area between halls 10 and 16 – right next to the VDMA Pavilion –

ENGEL is converting post-consumer waste into miniature waste containers on a victory 330/80 injection moulding machine. For this exhibit, ENGEL is collaborating with its longstanding customer SSI SCHAEFER, who is also using greater volumes of recycled material in the production of large waste containers.

“Our customers are increasingly demanding sustainable products that consist to a large extent of recycled plastic waste,” emphasises Fabiano D’Aloia of SSI SCHAEFER, headquartered in Neunkirchen, Germany.

SSI SCHAEFER and ENGEL are both strongly committed to establishing a circular economy for the plastics industry. The fact that this is all the more successful the closer the companies collaborate along the value chain is once again being demonstrated at K. 

ENGEL and SSI SCHAEFER at K 2019: Outdoor area 10.2

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