Transfer Film Take Back Program Yields Recycled Resin for Injection Molding

Iranpolymer/Baspar  Leonhard Kurz will be exhibiting its Recopound resin in October at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Recopound is a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, recycled from postindustrial material.
Kurz offers a return and recycling program that reprocesses used PET carrier film residue sourced from customers of its surface finishing products. The resulting PET Recopound product is formulated for injection molding and suitable for durable goods.
Customers remove the transfer carrier at the end of the finishing process. Kurz collects the material when a sufficient quantity is accumulated, and brings it to its in-house recycling plant, located at the company’s headquarters in Fuerth, Germany. There the carrier is then agglomerated and recycled mechanically with additives to make the Recopound material ready for injection molding.
Exhibits on display at Fakuma 2023 will include clothespins produced from Recopound and finished with hot stamping in collaboration with Decerform, toolbox parts produced by Arburg, and a window box developed with Munich-based startup Greenling.


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