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Reifenhäuser joins Circular Plastics Alliance

The move also takes Reifenhäuser’s systematic strategy of sustainability a step further.

13th March 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Troisdorf, Germany


© Reifenhäuser Group.© Reifenhäuser Group.

Reifenhäuser has become a member of the European Union Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA). On March 10, 2020, Ulrich Reifenhäuser signed a declaration that commits over 175 companies and associations to reuse 10 million metric tons of recycled plastics in new products by the year 2025. The move also takes Reifenhäuser’s systematic strategy of sustainability a step further.

“Plastics are part and parcel of recycling,” says Ulrich Reifenhäuser, explaining the company’s step in supporting the CPA. “Our industry is called upon to incorporate plastics into the Circular Economy. We bear co-responsibility to establish collection systems, recycle plastic waste, and minimize production waste.” Reifenhäuser says it already offers solutions for a functioning Circular Economy to ensure that outstanding products with excellent properties are recyclable.

Sustainability in the Reifenhäuser Group is incorporated in every product from the start and is an integral part of corporate strategy, the company says. The company has many years of experience and a large network of experts and partners, especially in the field of research and development for recyclable films and films containing recyclate material, Reifenhäuser adds.

Tim Pohl, Director Sustainability, summarises the company’s commitment to the Circular Plastics Alliance: “Besides our know-how in the field of line technology, we intend to utilize our competence to find solutions for innovative recipes and processes. To­gether with other members of the Alliance, we can research for recyclable packaging solutions at our modern Technology Center.”

The Reifenhäuser Group is a leading provider of innovative technologies and components for plastics extrusion. Founded in 1911, the company is a global supplier of high-tech solutions and with its technologies and the know-how of its 1,600 employees, it supplies machines and lines for the production of very high-quality blown film, cast film, polishing sheet, nonwovens, and components. The CEO of the Group is Bernd Reifenhäuser.

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