Hamburg-based distributor K.D. Feddersen and Aurora Kunststoffe, a manufacturer of high-quality technical recompounds based in Neuenstein, Germany, are expanding the scope of a collaboration that has been in place between the two companies since 2014.
The compounds produced by Aurora, since 2019 part of the Hungarian MOL Group, will now also be sold by subsidiary companies of K.D. Feddersen, thus broadening the sales territory of the distributor.
In this way, K.D. Feddersen is seeking to widen its reach in order to better meet the surging demand for recycled or sustainable materials and at the same time, to contribute to the circular economy.
The portfolio comprises a broad range of engineering polymers that includes, among others, PA 6.6, PA 6, ABS, PC+ABS, PC, POM, PPS, PBT. Customised solutions can also be realised together with the manufacturer. Aurora’s recompounds meet the strict requirements for series production and are already well-established and used by various OEMs.
The quality level of Aurora’s recompounds is on a par with that of commercially available virgin compounds and meet the technical standards and emission specifications of the automotive industry and of the electrical and construction industries, according to Thomas Rätzsch, Managing Director of Aurora Kunststoffe GmbH. The company uses secondary raw materials - industrial production residues - of consistently high quality, purchased from a network of certified suppliers.
"Our customers benefit from recycled as well as environmentally friendly plastics with a high-quality property level and low CO2 footprint," said Hermann Legatzki, Head of Product Management at K. D. Feddersen. "By using recompounds, 8.64 kg of CO2 can be saved in relation to a 1 kg material, using the example of a PA 6.6 with impact modification."