When, in 2000, Poland-based ML Polyolefins started out as a trader in recyclable materials, the company could not know that a short 20 years later, it would have grown into a major player in central and eastern Europe in the production of high-quality PP regranulate.
While the decision to transition from trading to production now seems prescient, it was then motivated by the realization that instead of selling the clean post-production waste supplied by ML Polyolefins’ extensive customer base, recycling this into high-quality granulate offered an opportunity to create a product with added value for the market.
Now, in 2020, and celebrating its 20th anniversary online amid the coronavirus pandemic, the PP regranulate specialist has announced it is expanding its portfolio, among others with the addition of materials derived from post-consumer recycled waste streams – ‘in line with the policy of the European Union’, the company said.
Throughout the year, the company will be presenting a series of new products online, instead of organizing a major 20th anniversary event.
As CEO Tomasz Mikulski explained: “It is the perfect time to prepare several gifts for our clients. We will gradually present them on the occasion of subsequent events.”
The company will be presenting wholly new offerings but is also rebranding various products and standardizing the names to make it easier for clients to recognize their use.
Adding post-consumer recycled – PCR – granulate to the portfolio was a conscious choice, made ‘to follow market trends and meet expectations of our customers’, said commercial director Krzysztof Nowosielski.
“Because of regulations imposed by the European Union, they are gaining more and more popularity.” The PCR portfolio will feature the full range of PP regranulate products, including a number of black regranulate options, and with different MFIs for a wide range of applications.
“We want to set the tone for the entire industry by using experience and knowledge of our employees. The market in Western Europe clearly indicates where the future is and we intend to use this hint,” Nowosielski said.