Postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and other plastic scrap can be a valuable resource for the packaging sector and other industries; however, currently this resource remains unused in many areas. In order to bring about a lasting change, Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, and Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH, United Kingdom, have joined forces in a partnership.
Their common goal is to harness the advantages of plastics recycling for customers around the world to benefit as simply and profitably as possible, according to a news release. The partners will offer existing solutions in the field of sorting and recycling technology as complete turnkey plants, as well as develop new solutions, processes and technologies relating to the sorting and treatment of scrap.
By combining the two companies’ specialist expertise and technologies, Krones and Stadler expect to generate significant momentum for recycling technology and the circular economy.
“We want to provide our customers with the highest quality material output in the industry,” says Willi Stadler, chief executive officer of Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH.
Christian Fisch, head of plants at Krones AG, adds, “This collaboration enables us to reduce and improve interfaces. This not only drives our technology and processes forward, but also makes us much faster in the execution of specific customer projects.”
The two partners will make their first public appearance together at the K 2019 Oct. 16 to 23.