Sulzer, specialised in separation and mixing technology, has as completed the design, installation and start-up of a new production line for the BEWiSynbra Group. The company delivered the new unit to the Group’s facility in Porvoo, Finland.
The BEWiSynbra Group is one of Europe’s leading producers of EPS. The new unit utilises Sulzer’s patented extrusion-based melt impregnation technology and has the capacity to produce over 10,000 tonnes of EPS per year.
The production line can convert EPS post-consumer waste into new EPS material used in applications such as building insulation or packaging, allowing, as Jonas Siljeskär, CEO of the BEWiSynbra Group pointed out, the company to broaden its EPS portfolio.
“It enables us to grow our volume of recycled materials, while improving our production efficiency as well as reducing our costs for repair and maintenance,” he said.
The new line will help the BEWISynbra Group expand its plastic manufacturing capacity while also enabling it to meet its circular economy targets.
The Group has set an ambitious target for itself: the collection and recycling of 60,000 tonnes of EPS annually by utilising recycled materials as feedstock.
“It is exciting to see our solutions play a key role in increasing the competitiveness of our customers as well as supporting their ambitious sustainability practices,” said Philipp Süess, head of Sulzer Chemtech ERA.