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For sophisticated products made from recycled materials

The IKK has commissioned a regranulation system from Erema for research purposes around the topic of closed-loop technology.


With the commissioning of the compact recycling system, the IKK Institute for Plastics and Recycling Technology at Leibniz Universität Hannover is reportedly starting extensive research work around the topic of recycling technology. The system, which is on permanent loan from Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, also has online analytics to determine various parameters such as the color of the material or the chemical composition in the process, according to IKK. "The future goal is to use this technology to develop sophisticated products from recyclates, taking into account quality requirements and quality management," explains IKK Institute Director Professor Hans-Josef Endres. According to Endres, the Intarema plant is capable of processing a wide range of different materials, including contaminated and uncontaminated thermoplastic (bio)plastics in the form of synthetic fibers and films, as well as granulates, powders, regrinds or composites. Those involved in the project plan to test the technology itself, perform flow simulations, look at wear and measure the viscosity of materials.

Pictured: (left to right) Dijan Iliew, Slawomir Baranowski, Christian Oetjen (IKK), Martin Henzl (EREMA).


  • (5.5.2021)
  • Image: © IKK

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