Plastics processor Rehau has launched a new vinyl construction profiles recycling operation in Poland aimed at reinforcing the group's commitment to sustainability.
The global Rehau, Germany-based manufacturer of products for construction, automotive and industrial applications established a 10,000 tpa waste processing plant at its production site in Srem, Poland.
At the 1,250 square metre plant, employing a dozen, the firm is using a Hamos-supplied precision sorting unit to separate raw materials from used building profile components.
A mix of PVC profile sections and production scrap from the windows industry are providing recycled material for extrusion into the core of new window profiles.
Rehau has a long history of recycling PVC windows and profiles. More recently the firm joined the German recycler Rewindo window recycling service, based in Bonn, which operates throughout the country. Recycling is an integrated part of Rehau's production processes.