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For more than three decades, KraussMaffei has been involved in research and development on the subject of recycling. KraussMaffei machines can produce high-quality end products from recycled plastics such as recycled materials and biodegradable plastics. The company works with its partners and customers to establish a sustainable recycling ecosystem along the entire value chain.
At K2019, KraussMaffei was demonstrating how a bucket can be transformed into a MuCell-foamed A-pillar with fabric decoration: KraussMaffei used a twin-screw extruder and two injection molding machines to create a complete reprocessing cycle – transforming a bucket first into recycled material and then into an decorated A-pillar.
Under the heading Circular Economy, KraussMaffei is interlinking the expertise of its Extrusion, Injection Moulding and Digital & Service Solutions divisions - because the entire cycle can be tracked digitally, e.g. to record melting temperature, pressure or screw speed during extrusion.