Bioplastics specialist FKuR marks 20th anniversary

Aug. 10, 2023
Company is a leading supplier of bio-based, biodegradable bioplastics and high-quality recyclates.
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The FKuR group of companies, which specializes in bioplastics and has a global footprint, celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The group includes FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, which supplies the European market from its headquarters in Willich, Germany; the U.S. marketing and sales office of FKuR Plastics Corp., Cedar Park, Texas; and the joint venture SKYi FKuR Biopolymers Pvt Ltd, founded in 2019 and producing in Pune, India.

“This year we are not only celebrating 20 years of FKuR, but also more than 30 years of commitment to the circular economy,” said Managing Director Carmen Michels.

FKuR's roots go back to 1992, when it was founded as a research institute under the name Forschungsinstitut Kunststoff und Recycling (FKuR). The Willich site, which began with a handful of  employees and a single laboratory extruder, now boasts a facility covering more than 75,000 square feet. Today, it is a leading supplier of bio-based and biodegradable bioplastics to high-quality recyclates.