Recycled plastics are only of interest to the plastics processing industry if they are available in consistent quality over the long term and in sufficiently large quantities. This is precisely what mtm delivers. Our polyolefin recyclate material competes directly with virgin plastics. It doesn't always win, but is winning more and more often.
At our headquarters in Niedergebra, a town to the south of Hanover in Germany, we have been recycling plastic packaging material since 1994. After mtm had already experienced a change of ownership in 1998 and 2003, Borealis, a leading supplier of innovative solutions for polyolefins, basic chemicals and plant nutrients, finally took over the two companies mtm plastics and mtm compact in 2016. Step by step, the very latest technologies have been introduced and are being constantly refined. Today, mtm is regarded as a European technology leader in in the recycling of mixed plastics and as one of the world's biggest producers of polyolefin recyclate. With our substantial production capacities, we can turn out up to 30,000 metric tons of regranulate a year. Our branded products, Dipolen® and Purpolen®, are sold to customers in Italy, Benelux, France, Poland, USA, China, Turkey and, of course, Germany. Our sales and marketing staff look after our customers on a local basis. Technical support is a key priority for us.
Our sister company, mtm compact GmbH, is located in Fürstenwalde (Germany, Thuringia). There, about 20 staff manufacture our plastic pellets with the brand name compactat® from mixed plastic packaging which is unsuitable for material recycling. Our customers are steel mills which use compactat® as a reducing agent on their blast furnaces.
compactat® replaces heavy fuel oil or coal in the blast furnace, which are normally used as reducing agent. The reduction gas sourced from them binds the oxygen contained in the iron ore. Plastic waste can also take on this function. For this purpose, it must be processed to pellets with a defined and even bulk density. For our compactat® we use die presses, which form pneumatically conveyable pellets in a defined size from household collections.
At present, we are producing about 24,000 tons compactat® from about 25,000 tons input, which are mainly used as reducing agent in steel mills. By using compactat®, a steel mill does not only save primary resources but can also significantly reduce its CO2 and SO2 emissions.
Your contact at mtm compact GmbH: Torsten Meyer, Managing Director
mtm holds all the necessary certificates that customers expect when they buy our regranulates.
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It is the designers who take the first major step in improving the recyclability of plastics packaging. The main aims of "RecyClass" are to give them the necessary support, sensitise them to aspects of recyclability, and provide them with a practicable tool for this purpose. The tool, developed by PRE, is an interactive online questionnaire to help designers and manufacturers establish how recycling-friendly their packaging is.
mtm gives preference to pre-sorted plastic waste of polyethylene and polypropylene.