ABS recycler to triple capacity, expand processing to PS, PP and PA from 2021

To raise its annual production capacity for ABS recyclate by 4,800 tonnes per year beginning in February 2021, the Nuremberg-based recycling specialist Sysplast (90471 Nuremberg, Germany; www.sysplast.eu) is installing an additional extrusion line. According to Managing Director Udo Dobberke, around one million euros have been invested in the new compounding line, which is to be delivered by Leistritz Extrusionstechnik (90459 Nuremberg, Germany; www.extruders.leistritz.com). Sysplast, which employs eleven people, has up to now produced about 2,300 tonnes of regranulate annually on the three existing extrusion lines. According to Dobberke, the recycling company’s sales this year will total around three million euros – ‘due to the Covid-19 pandemic,’ he emphasises. With the increased capacity, sales are expected to nearly double in the coming year. ‘In the future, with the new line,’ Dobberke says, ‘we will also be able to process PC-ABS, polystyrene and polypropylene, as well as polyamides.’