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Plastics recycling: replacing raw materials with made-to-measure compounds

High-quality recyclable plastics to customer specifications: Interzero’s award-winning “Recycled-Resource” process closes the waste plastic loop – conserving valuable resources and protecting the environment. 

Experts for closed-loop resource recycling: our innovative Recycled-Resource process has perfected the compounding of waste plastics. At our plastic reprocessing plants – in Eisenhüttenstadt in Brandenburg, for example – we use waste packaging and production scrap to manufacture new, market-quality recycled plastic materials. 

Additionally, we combine our research and development activities in the field of plastics recycling in our new centre of competence in Maribor, Slovenia.

Recythen and Procyclen – two strong recycled plastics

We source the raw materials for our two recycled plastic products from domestic-quality waste collection, which mostly consists of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) packaging. Our granulate, Recythen, can be used for manufacturing products such as cable reels, garden furniture, drainage pipes and cable conduits.  

Procyclen is an award-winning, customisable “recompound”. By altering its formulation, Procyclen can be matched to customers’ exact requirements in terms of fluidity, stability, UV/thermal resistance and colouration. Just like a new, petroleum-based raw material, Procyclen is able to meet the same kinds of rigorous requirements for new products or packaging, and can also be used in injection moulding or extrusion processes.

Manufacturers using Recythen or Procyclen in their plastics products can apply for the “Blue Angel” eco-label – and thus acquire a key differentiator. 

Customer benefits from Recycled Resource:

  • Certified, reproducible material quality

  • Exact documentation of all material data

  • Upcycling and full compliance with the REACH Regulation

  • Technical support for production

  • Planning security and security of supply

  • An effective contribution to conserving resources and the environment

If Recythen is used instead of primary plastic made from crude oil, 1029.5 kg of greenhouse gases are saved per tonne – a 60 per cent reduction in climate-damaging emissions. Consumption of primary energy also falls by 21,329 kilowatt hours per tonne – equivalent to 14,219 loads of laundry.**

If Procyclen is used, 891.6 kg of greenhouse gases are saved per tonne (around 54 percent***) and primary energy savings are 21,037 kWh – around 14,024 loads of laundry. 

Increasingly eco-efficient and cost-effective

Impressive figures – and we are working hard on further improvements to these positive environmental effects: with the latest generation of Procyclen, greenhouse gas savings can now be as high as 50 percent, since manufacturing now takes place in just a single process step and also requires less energy. This conserves resources and makes the process even more cost-effective. 

Technological Innovation

This all ist possible due to  the  innovtive cascade extrusion system COREMA®, which allows the manufacturing of customised recycling compounds for exceptionally high-quality applications in just one processing step. And this innovation is already award-winning: In April 2019, the PRSE Award in the category “Recycling Machinery Innovation of the Year” was given to the environmental services provider Interzero and the technology manufacturer EREMA.


Award-winning performance

Interzero’s plastics recycling has not only attracted an impressive and steadily growing number of manufacturers and dealers: our Recycled-Resource process and our Procyclen recycled plastic are already multiple award winners.

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    Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2018

    • Nominated in the category “Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product” for reusable mail system "memo Box" from the memo AG

    • Nominated in the category “Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year ” – Individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to plastics recycling – is Dr. Manica Ulcnik-Krump, head of BU Recycled-Resource


    GreenTec Awards 2013

    • Nominated in the “Recycling” category for the project Recycled-Resource



    • Award winner for Recycled-Resource and Procyclen in the “Services” category (as part of the “SME Initiative”)


    EPRO Best Recycled Plastic Product 2012

    • “Best Recycled End Consumer Product” award for Ecolife from Curver, a product range that is manufactured entirely from Procyclen 


    BHB Customer Service Prize 2012

    • Special sustainability prize awarded to the company for developing the Recycled-Resource process

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Interzero Dienstleistungs GmbH, Stollwerckstr. 9a, 51149 Köln

Dr. Manica Ulcnik-Krump

Head of Sales Recycled-Resource
Interzero Dienstleistungs GmbH