02.06.2022

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SIKOPLAST joins the R-Cycle Community

SIKOPLAST is a specialist in the development, production and sale of plants and systems for recycling plastics. The continuously growing product range includes off-line re-pelletizing systems, in-line recycling plants and appendant equipment.

Stylianos W. Nikolaou, Managing Director at SIKOPLAST, explains: “We are proud to be part of R-Cycle and contribute to a sustainable circular solution. For us it is not just a trend, because SIKOPLAST has been dealing with the topic of sustainability and recycling solutions for thermoplastics since the company was founded in 1956.”

The ignition spark for SIKOPLAST was the oil crisis, which temporarily caused the raw material price of plastics to rise sharply at the beginning of the 1970s. Thus, a new market for recycling systems also emerged. Heinrich Koch, the founder of SIKOPLAST saw this as the future for his company. Today SIKOPLAST Recycling Technology is a highly specialized provider in this industry.

Dr. Benedikt Brenken, Director R-Cycle, explains: “With Sikoplast, we are gaining another important partner that provides technologies for closing the recycling cycles. Recycling machines transform used plastic into new raw material. It is precisely for this process that we want to prepare the best possible basis with the data from the Digital Product Passport.”