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Over 50% virgin plastics substituted in shrink film – APK’s Newcycling® LDPE recyclate delivers on shrinkage and film thickness

24. November 2020 All articles, APK in the media, News from APK, Press releases

Merseburg, 24 November 2020 – Broadening the market potential of plastic recyclates and thereby furthering the uptake of recycled content across Europe is APK AG’s core objective. The innovative recycling company from Merseburg, Germany has tested the performance of its Newcycling® LDPE recyclates in shrink …

APK enables the use of plastic recyclates in cosmetic packaging – Toxicological evaluations confirm quality of Newcycling® LDPE recyclate

04. November 2020 All articles, APK in the media, News from APK, Press releases

Merseburg, 04 November 2020 – Increasing recycling quotas, potential mandatory use of recycled plastics in products across the EU market and a recently published Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability pushing strongly for a toxic-free environment: the European Commission has piled up a number of demanding challenges …

APK Relies on Coperion ZSK Extruder Technology for Newcycling® – How to Make High-Quality Plastic Compounds Out of Packaging Waste

28. October 2020 All articles, APK in the media, News from APK, Press releases

Stuttgart, October 2020 – For its innovative, solvent-based plastic recycling process Newcycling®, APK AG in Merseburg, is relying on the high-performance ZSK extruder technology and technical process expertise from Coperion. Using the Newcycling® process, multi-polymer and multi-layer plastic packaging, that previously could not be recycled, …

APK’s Newcycling® technology receives eREC innovation award

04. September 2020 All articles, APK in the media, News from APK, Press releases

APK’s Newcycling® technology receives eREC innovation award                Merseburg, 04 September 2020 – Today, APK AG – an innovative plastic recycling company from Merseburg, Germany – received the innovation award at eREC, the digital recycling conference. ‘We thank the eREC organisers very much for acknowledging …

Huhtamaki integrates APK’s LDPE- recyclate into laminated tubes

10. August 2020 All articles, APK in the media, News from APK, Press releases

Ronsberg/Merseburg, 10 August 2020 – The inclusion of recycled plastics into diverse packaging formats is a challenge for the plastics and packaging value chains, as material performance, performance of the packaging product and protection of the content need to be guaranteed. Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging Europe …

EU Green Recovery Package must boost innovative plastics recycling technologies to achieve sustainable Green Deal growth

09. June 2020 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

Merseburg, 09 June 2020 – The recently presented EU Recovery Plan is a necessary means to helping waste management companies achieve a circular economy across Europe. ‘The circular economy must be a guiding principle for EU recovery and future growth plans – especially when it …

Siegwerk and APK AG succeed at de-inking of plastic film-recyclate

14. May 2020 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

Siegburg / Merseburg, 14 May 2020 – Siegwerk, one of the world’s leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and APK AG, a specialist in the production of high-quality plastic recyclate from packaging waste, successfully completed de-inking trials of twofold printed LDPE-films. …

Packaging & material cycles: APK invests over a million euros into analytic facility for plastics recyclates

16. April 2020 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

Merseburg, 16 April 2020 – APK is fully committed to closing material cycles for different types of packaging solutions with the help of innovative recycling technologies. Shortly before Easter on 12 April the company completed its new laboratory at its production site in Merseburg (Germany). …

Dr. Jürgen Flesch joins Management Board of APK AG

01. April 2020 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

Merseburg, 01. April 2020 – Today, the Management Board of APK AG announced the appointment of Dr. Jürgen Flesch, 49, as a member of the Board, effective immediately. Dr. Flesch, who previously worked for Evonik Industries, will take over responsibilities for Technology and Operations. ‘We …

BKG® Equipmnet plays roll in circular economy by pelletizing high-quality polyamide made from multi-layer packaging waste in NEWCYCLING® Process

11. December 2019 All articles

Nordson’s BKG® Melt Delivery and Pelletizing Components Transform Purified Polyamide from APK AG Process into Resins Comparable to Virgin Technical Polymers MERSEBURG, GERMANY, December 4th, 2019: APK AG has deployed a complete downstream melt processing system from Nordson Corporation for use with its innovative Newcycling® …

APK AG expands its Management Board with Dr. Jürgen Flesch, previously Evonik Industries

15. October 2019 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

We would like to inform you today about a change in the management board of APK AG. Dr. Jürgen Flesch, 48, is about to join the management board of APK AG, an innovative recycling technology provider based in Merseburg/Germany. He will take over responsibility for …

Clariant and APK Cooperate in Circular Solutions for Packaging Plastics

15. October 2019 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

The current public discussion on plastic waste as a key problem of our time calls for a quick rethinking in order to establish a sustainable plastic circular economy in the near future. As early as 2025, the EU Commission intends to use 10 million tonnes …

Siegwerk and APK work together to improve the recyclability of plastic packaging

02. October 2019 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

In the fight against plastic waste, Siegwerk and APK have joined forces to make plastic packaging more recyclable and to perfect irecycling processes as part of a circular economy. Siegburg, 02. October 2019. – Siegwerk, one of the world’s leading providers of printing inks for …

APK presents together with Erema and Baerlocher new standard recycling solution at K2019

26. September 2019 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

At K 2019 in Hall 8B / Stand C43, APK, a leading recycling technology provider, will present not only new recycling technologies such as solvent-based Newcycling® but also innovations to improve the mechanical recycling of packaging plastic waste. In this segment APK, in cooperation with …

APK Signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

23. September 2019 All articles, News from APK, Press releases

On 20th September 2019 in Brussels, the Circular Plastics Alliance presented and adopted its declaration. The declaration describes the alliance’s vision for more recycled plastics in Europe, as well as their commitments for action to reach the EU target to incorporate 10 million tonnes of …

New Supervisory Board Members in APK: Dr. Carsten Heldmann and Dr. Udo Jung

01. July 2019 All articles

Dr. Carsten Heldmann and Dr. Udo Jung join the Supervisory Board with immediate effect „Due to their extensive industry experience, Dr. Heldmann and Dr. Jung are ideal additions to our Board. In particular, their knowledge of markets, technologies and strategy will accelerate APK as we …

Katrin Budde, member of the German Bundestag, and Dr. Verena Späthe, member of the Sachsen-Anhalt Landtag at the APK AG

23. January 2019 All articles, News from APK

Wednesday 23rd January, 2019, Katrin Budde, member of the German Bundestag, and Dr. Verena Späthe, member of the Sachsen-Anhalt Landtag, visited the APK AG production site in Merseburg in order to get first-hand information on our innovative solutions made in Merseburg for the fast-growing problem …

Sven Schulze, MdEP, at the APK AG

13. November 2018 All articles, News from APK

On Friday 9th November, 2018 APK AG welcomed Mr Sven Schulze, Secretary General of the Saxony-Anhalt CDU since 2016 and member of the European Parliament, who visited the company in Merseburg that is about to launch its in-house developed Newcycling® technology on a new production …

MOL Group and APK form Strategic Partnership for Plastic Recycling

02. August 2018 All articles, Press releases

Merseburg, Germany, 2nd August, 2018 – MOL Group and APK AG signed a strategic cooperation agreement yesterday in Merseburg. As a first step in the cooperation MOL will support the completion of APK’s Merseburg plant. The plant will serve as a pilot for the innovative …

DSM and APK cooperate on recycling multilayer food packaging films

24. July 2018 All articles, Press releases

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, together with APK, are leading the way in taking the next step to increase the sustainable benefits of multilayer food packaging films. Beyond the primary function of reducing food waste, the products …

Henkel, APK, Borealis and Mondi are driving the circular economy of sustainable, flexible multilayer packaging

20. June 2018 All articles, Press releases

Düsseldorf/Merseburg, Germany – As part of its sustainability strategy, chemical and consumer goods company Henkel is working to improve the recyclability of its product packaging and to increase its use of recycled materials. A joint development project between Henkel, packaging manufacturer Mondi, plastics manufacturer Borealis …