Coperion opens Recycling Innovation Center

Dec. 5, 2023
The facility in Niederbiegen, Germany, has fully equipped recycling systems customers can use to test each step in their recycling process.

Customers can test every recycling process step – from materials handling and feeding to extrusion, compounding, pelletizing, material postprocessing and deodorization — at a new Coperion Recycling Innovation Center, which opened in November. Located directly adjacent to Coperion’s existing Test Center for Bulk Solids Handling in Niederbiegen near Weingarten, Germany, the center includes fully equipped recycling systems that can be modified in a variety of ways, depending upon the specific requirements of the recyclate to be produced.

Coperion calls its center “the perfect complement” to the nearby Herbold Meckesheim Test Center, where customers can simulate and test the mechanical pretreatment of plastic.

“The new Recycling Innovation Center shows how important it is for us to advance technology that helps our customers work towards more sustainability solutions and a functioning circular economy. The Recycling Innovation Center offers the ideal environment, both for our own research and development projects as well as for our customers, to master the challenges of plastics recycling”, said Frank Lechner, GM of process technology and research and development at Coperion.