(Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH; Feldkirchen) and Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH based in Nuremberg, Germany, are joining forces to market pioneering recycling compounding technology. The two companies have worked together for many years, making this partnership "a logical step," according to Josef Hochreiter, CEO of NGR.
The new lines will further expand NGR's portfolio of plastic recycling machines for the post-industrial and post-consumer markets. The new equipment range will enable NGR's clients to process virtually any form of plastic waste into high-quality plastic. This includes films, fibers and even thick-walled thermoplastic components, as the company's filtration technology and efficient processing provides first-class melt.
The melt is then refined using twin screw extruder technology from Leistritz. "Our twin screw extruder technology and our know-how in the compounder field is ideal for 24/7 use in the recycling sector," declared Sven Wolf, CEO of Leistritz extrusion technology.
Additives, fillers and reinforcing materials are added to shape the property profile of the material. The results are custom-tailored materials for virtually any requested application area. The lines can also produce cost-optimized pellets.
Due to the modular design, the new lines - called A:COMP, S:COMP, X:COMP and F:COMP - will be available in a wide range of configurations. The lines will be equipped with a user-friendly central control system that makes it easy to change equipment parameters, and a recipe management system that improves traceability and provides consistently high-quality recycled material.
NGR's global sales network will manage the marketing activities for the new lines.