Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, and Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH, Altshausen, Germany, joined forces in a cooperative partnership to create recycling solutions. The companies said used polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and other plastic waste can serve the packaging sector and other industries as a valuable resource, but this resource is still lying fallow in many areas.

The companies said their shared goal is to harness the advantages of plastics recycling for clients all over the world as simply and profitably as possible. They will do this by offering clients field-proven solutions in the field of sorting and recycling technology as complete single-sourced turnkey factories and by jointly developing new solutions, processes and technologies themed around the sorting and treatment of waste.

“We want to supply our clients with the very best quality in terms of material available in the sector,” explained Willi Stadler, managing director of Stadler Anlagenbau.

By synergizing the two companies’ specialized expertise and technologies, Krones and Stadler said they expect to generate significant impetus for recycling technology and the associated closed-cycle economy.

“This collaboration enables us to reduce and improve interfaces,” said Christian Fisch, head of plants for Krones. “Thus we’re not only progressing our technological and processing capabilities — we’re also once again significantly faster when it comes to handling specific customer projects.”