German site EuCertPlast certified for recycling film waste
Certified: the recycling plant in Merseburg / Germany (Photo: APK)
The recycling plant of German plastics recycler APK (Merseburg; www.apk-ag.de) in Merseburg has been certified according to the “EuCertPlast” standard since the end of July 2021, the company has announced. Carried out by certifier Cyclos-HTP (Aachen / Germany; www.cyclos-htp.de), the focus of the audit was the suitability of the facilities for recycling post-consumer waste from plastic films and production waste from PE/PA multilayer films.

APK uses a solvent-based process called “newcycling”, which makes it possible to recycle multilayer plastic packaging with different polymers, said Florian Riedl, the director for business development. The plant is said to have conventional recycling process’ input capacity of 12,000 t/y and 8,000 t/y for the newcycling process. LDPE recyclates produced at the plant are sold under the brand name “Mersalen” and PA recyclates under “Mersamid”.

The EuCertPlast standard was established in 2012 (see Plasteurope.com of 18.07.2012) by industry associations European Association of Plastics Recycling (EPRO), Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and Recovinyl. Till February this year, more than half of EU’s recycling capacity – 4.6m t – was certified by the accreditation programme (see Plasteurope.com of 08.02.2021).
31.08.2021 Plasteurope.com [248450-0]
Published on 31.08.2021
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