Eco-Care Joins Polymotive Group

German company will provide organization with expertise in the recycling of engineered plastics.

July 25, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Legislation & Regulations Plastics

The engineering plastics recycling firm Eco-Care, headquartered in Krefeld, Germany, has joined together with Polymotive Group (PMG), based in the Netherlands, to boost the recycling of plastics from the automotive industry. PMG is an automotive consulting group that specializes in managing global automotive OEM-based supplier projects directly at the OEM or from the tier and system supplier community.

Eco-Care has been behind a technology designed to separate combined plastics typically recovered from interior trim systems such as instrument panels which include skin, foam and retainer materials.

Over the years, Eco-Care, along with a number of larger German OEMs, have developed a system to collect scrap materials from point of use, separate and clean the content and then return the certified product back into the same production facility for further use.

In addition to the traditional automotive interiors, the separation and re-processing of other automotive plastics is becoming a growing part of Eco-Care activities.

Michael Downs, CEO of PMG, says, “The arrival of Eco-Care into the PMG family has been welcomed with open arms, the technology, quality and dynamics of this company are a clear positive contribution to our portfolio of virgin plastic products which are already widely used by our customers in the global production of passenger vehicles.”

Jean-Jacques Collin, managing director of Eco-Care, says, “The cooperation with PMG will put us further into a global position. Over the last several years we have been concentrating our efforts on developing a world class technology for our domestic customers, now we are ready to offer this technology and our services also to our global automotive partners.”