Our roots in the Black Forest
Safeguarding the natural environment was something that inspired people in the southern Black Forest when they confronted us during the mid-Eighties with the call to recycle used packaging. Supported by a fantastic willingness to collect from the population and with the help of youth groups, the Federation of German Friends of the Earth (BUND), local retailers and the Breisgaumilch dairy, a prototype of what has become a matter of course throughout Europe today was created in our home country as early as 1987: The recycling of used packaging.
Our four sites
Our company headquarters is located in Rheinfelden am Hochrhein. Other sites are in Rickenbach and Rickenbach-Hottingen in the southern Black Forest and in Premnitz in Havelland.
We have not forgotten our past
Our priority regarding the high quality of our resin is based on our tradition of plastic processing. To us, high resin-quality means:
- Intensive washing
- Uncompromising separation technology
- Professional processing in extruders with degassing and state-of-the-art melt filtration
- Homogenisation and testing of large resin batches
- Documentation of quality with quality-certificates
Our vision for the future
We want to perfect the recycling of used packaging and similar waste from households by preparing the raw materials used for this purpose for reuse. We do not accept any loss of raw materials. Our model for quality is the new product.
Hand in hand with our partners
We want to develop a close technical dialogue with the people who produce end products on plastic processing machines using our resin. This is the best way for us to determine most precisely where there is still potential for quality improvements. In addition, we aim to be an honest and reliable partner to our customers and suppliers. We will work towards sustaining long-term partnerships with the aim of maximising our joint knowledge and expertise.