APK manufactures high-quality plastics (LDPE, HDPE, PP), plastic mixtures and compounds made of pre- and post- consumer plastic wastes.
￼APK's pilot plant in Merseburg, Germany: 62,000 m² (670,000 sq ft) for production, R&D and administration
￼Process based on proprietary chemical and physical technology
Large-scale pilot plant funded by MIG Fonds and AT Newtech
Company founded in 2008
About 100 employees
APK is testing the Newcycling® processing of plastic automotive waste together with strategic development partners.
APK launches Mersalen® LDPE ReCompound on the market.
Start of the trial run of our chemical and physical Newcycling® process.
Germany's leading business journal WirtschaftsWoche, in cooperation with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH, list APK AG as one of the 30 most innovative green startup companies in Germany.
The plant section for mechanical and physical processing and separation of plastic waste goes into production.
APK has the vision of generating plastics in their most homogeneous form from plastic waste, breaking them down into their most unadulterated state. The investors MIG Fonds and AT Newtec finance a pilot plant in Merseburg.
Today we treat packaging waste and reclaim LDPE compounds using state-of-the-art recycling technology.
The recycling revolution: tomorrow we reclaim virgin-quality polyolefins etc. from mixed waste streams, finally realizing cradle-to-cradle, saving oil and energy.
Virgin-quality plastic recyclates
Our unique and proprietary dissolution technology produces clean, pure regranulates,
thereby helping to protect the environment and conserve resources for future generations.
We close the product lifecycle:
cradle-to-cradle, no incineration or landfill.
We save massively on energy and resources compared to manufacturing of new plastics.
We sustainably produce high-quality raw materials.
Our initial application fields are municipal solid waste, beverage carton rejects, plastic films and automotive plastic waste.
Ecological innovation, flexibility, reliability
Customer-specific manufactured compounds or intermediate products
For many plastic applications, such as
Blow moulded products
Injection moulded products
￼For many aluminium and plastic applications, such as
Injection moulded products
PE & PA
PP & fPP
and other plastics in the planning stage
Used for diverse automotive applications
Plastic compounds made up of LDPE, HDPE, PP or combinations and produced by adding special additives
– customer-specific requests possible. They are suited for the following application technologies:
e.g. pipes & films
e.g. pallets & paddocks
e.g. turf grid, parts of packaging & building material
The materials that we produce are subject to constant quality control and manufactured with utmost care based on our current technical expertise and knowledge. As is naturally the case with recycled materials, variations in the material may occur. The values provided with this information are therefore averages and do not release those using our materials from any obligation to perform their own tests and analyses in order to ensure the required properties of their end product. Legally binding assurances with regard to the properties of the end product or its suitability for specific purposes cannot be inferred from the information that we have provided here. The parties receiving/processing our materials should always ensure that they have observed and fulfilled their own responsibilities and obligations concerning applicable property rights and existing laws and regulations. We reserve the right to make amendments. In all other respects, our General Terms and Conditions of Sales apply.
1 Line for cleansing & processing plastic waste
1 Line for dissolving plastic flakes
Input 20.000 to/a
Pilot plant with in-house laboratory and the profound know-how of experienced engineers
and research institutions
DIN EN ISO 50001 : 2011
Certification according to the requirements of VerpackV regulation
Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe & Entsorgung e.V. (bvse)
Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V.
Klaus Wohnig holds a degree in Business Administration and manages APK AG supported by a competent team with extensive expertise in their areas of responsibility. He brings to this task his comprehensive know-how and experience gained in managerial assignments in internationally operating companies in various sectors.
As a member of the board of management, Mike Kaina, Graduate Engineer, is responsible for production and technology. He has years of extensive experience in the management of recycling companies and in the development and production of recycled materials, in particular with regard to high-quality plastic re-granulates and compounds.
MIG Fonds invests in young, unlisted startup companies in German-speaking regions. The investment portfolio includes the pharmaceutical sector, biotechnology, cleantech, new materials and computer science. The MIG Fonds offers private investors a chance to participate directly in the portfolio of promising tech companies.
Dr Andreas and Dr Thomas Strüngmann
AT Newtec GmbH.
AT Newtec invests in young, unlisted startup companies in German-speaking regions.