R-Cycle: Pilot Projects

The practical suitability of R-Cycle is currently tested and verified in several pilot projects which are carried out together with raw material producers, packaging manufacturers, brand owners, wholesalers and retailers. A selection of them we can present to you here publicly.

If your know-how or technology can make a contribution to R-Cycle, or if you have suggestions for R-Cycle pilot projects, we will be delighted to hear from you.


Recycling-friendly, traceable blow molded bottle made of sustainable materials

Together with plastic raw material supplier Braskem, plastic packaging manufacturer KautexTextron and Netherlands-based recycling specialist company Morssinkhoff Plastics, Kautex Maschinenbau has launched the R-Cycle pilot project “Smart sustainable packaging in Blow Molding”.

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Pilot Project: ARBURG

Sustainable PP drinking cups from "smart" turnkey line

ARBURG produces on a “smart” turnkey system PP drinking cups and subsequently finishes them in an integrated digital printing station. Thanks to a data matrix code and R-Cycle, each cup is 100 percent traceable and can be separated by type. The application sets new standards in plastics processing in terms of digitalization, automation and circular economy.

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Stretch film for the wholesale trade

Germany’s leading stretch film producer, POLIFILM EXTRUSION, is running an R-Cycle pilot project for the wholesale trade. The aim is to demonstrate how R Cycle works using the example of stretch film in a real application in order to ensure the recycling and reuse of film scrap. Test partner is METRO GASTRO based in Düren near Cologne, a specialist wholesale store for catering customers.

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Pilot Project: Comexi / Reifenhäuser

Identifiable and Fully Recyclable All-PE Pouches

A collaboration between Reifenhäuser, the experts for plastics extrusion, and Comexi, leading provider of packaging machines, is conducting a pilot project for the high-quality recycling of flexible pouches. The collaboration intends to demonstrate that harnessing the R-Cycle concept can optimize the recycling process by storing recycling-relevant production data and affixing a clear ID mark on recycled packages.

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Pilot Project: ExxonMobil / Reifenhäuser

Multi-cycle Recycled Heavy Duty Sacks

Leading global raw materials producer ExxonMobil and plastics extrusion specialist Reifenhäuser have collaborated to develop a process to produce heavy duty sacks that meets the performance requirements despite multi-cycle recycling.

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