Technology agreement aimed at European automotive recycling

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: July 12, 2013 2:11 pm ET
Updated: July 12, 2013 2:14 pm ET

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Topics Automotive, Sustainability, Recycling

Europe's Polymotive Group has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Eco-Care Recycling Solutions GmbH that will allow it to establish more automotive plastics recycling efforts.

Eco-Care of Krefeld, Germany, has developed ways to retrieve plastics from mixed-material production such as instrument panels, separate that material and return it to the same production facility for use, the companies said in a July 11 announcement.

Polymotive of Roermond, the Netherlands, is a consulting group that helps its auto customers with design, development and global implementation of key projects. The Eco-Care technology will be added to its portfolio of virgin plastic products, while Eco-Care will be able to use Polymotive's business scope to take its recycling technology to a wider audience.

In addition to the structure, foam and skin materials within a car interior, Eco-Care has also developed ways to reclaim high temperature plastics used under the hood where those materials typically use glass fillers and are combined with silicone and metal fastening systems.

Eco-Care has set up recycling lines at its customers' facilities as well as conducting separation and grinding efforts at its own facilities in Krefeld and Berlin, Polymotive officials said.

 


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