Exhibitor interview: KREYENBORG

In this exhibitor interview we caught up with KREYENBORG's Sales Manager, Marcus Vogt.

KREYENBORG has been a global partner with, and solution provider to the plastic industry for more than 60 years. In addition to innovative turnkey solutions for bulk material handling, its core competencies are in the processes of drying, crystallisation, storage, and mixing of plastics with solutions geared toward the recycling industry.

What do you think sets your company apart from your competitors?

With our infrared drying systems, KREYENBORG offers a unique technology which can be adapted to a wide range of applications in  the recycling industry and also provides high flexibility and energy savings. KREYENBORG’s philosophy is to provide solutions not just the equipment. We offer process development in close collaboration with the customer, which in the end results in a custom-fit and highly efficient solution.


Are there any new technology developments that your company is working on at the moment?

With PET Recycling solutions already the state-of-the art, we are now looking at adapting the advantages of the IRD Systems to PE/PP  Recycling solutions. With the IR-FRESH System we’ve already proven the performance of the IRD system in reducing odours and VOCs from PCR HDPE and PP materials. The next step in PET Recycling will be the use of PET Post Consumer Trays for Food-Grade Recycling.


What are the biggest challenges facing the industry today and how  can they be overcome?

For recycling streams, it is very important to improve the quality of the infeed materials. Besides collecting and sorting standardised  packaging products, avoiding material mixes and multilayer packaging, it is important to improve the overall recyclability of plastics in the first place to make the whole process more efficient. The development of new technologies as well as adapting existing solutions to new applications over a relatively short period of time is a challenge for both recyclers and equipment manufacturers.


How do you see the sector developing in the next five to ten years?

For the next 5 years we see a strong and emerging recycling sector – driven by new legislation, but also by brand owners and end consumers. If the industry proves that they can comply with the challenge of creating a sustainable circular economy, that success will continue over the next decade.


What are you most looking forward to at this years’ show?

Meeting with customers again after the long COVID restrictions of the past 15 months and seeing the latest developments in the industry and hearing the latest news. I’m also looking forward to networking opportunities with industry experts and creating new ideas for the  future of the circular economy.

KREYENBORG will be exhibiting at the Plastics Recycling World Expo in Essen, Germany .