Circular Economy

More than words. We help make you more environmentally friendly by listening closely and finding the right solution for you.

Our vision

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.

From bucket to A-pillar

At K2019, KraussMaffei is demonstrating how a bucket can be transformed into a MuCell-foamed A-pillar with fabric decoration: KraussMaffei uses 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.

Live presentations
From a bucket to A-pillar

October 17., 18., 19., 21., 22., 11 am, Hall 15

October 19, 2.50 p.m. at VDMA-Pavillon

Our exhibits at K 2019

PX 320 - 1400

Sustainable, premium decor for automotive interior
  • Processing in-house upcycled PP
  • Self-optimizing machine with APC plus
  • Perfect surfaces without visible edges
  • Digital backtracking across the entire value chain
Clamping force: 3,200 kN
Application: A-pillar with over-molded fabric surface
Screw diameter: 60 mm
Automation: Linear robot LRX 150

GX 1100 - 12000

Accelerate your performance in packaging
  • The new heavyweight in clamping force
  • SPEED Option for extra fast clamping movements
  • Higher plasticizing performance (through HPS barrier screw)
Clamping force: 11,000 kN
Application: 20 l bucket refined with in-mold-labeling (IML)
Screw: HPS Barrier 120mm, 26D
Automation: Side-entry IML robot

ZE 28 Bluepower

Compounding color pellets at the push of a button
  • Energy-efficient
  • Economic up-cycling of plastic waste
  • Higher volume and torque = higher throughput
  • New: C7 control system for easy configuration
  • Highly cost-efficient production of color pellets
  • Excellent auto-cleaning
  • Inline color control

Expertise from three business segments

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. 

Our digital solutions