A recycled plastics material, or recyclate, is generally the product of a recycling process. Transferred to the recycling of plastics, the term "recyclate" is thus a synonym for recycled, i.e. reprocessed plastic waste. Although a wide variety of materials, such as wood, paper or glass, can be recycled, the term "recyclate" is mainly used in relation to recycled plastics. By reusing the valuable raw material plastic, not only resources but above all the environment can be protected. Depending on the condition of the plastic waste to be recycled, recyclates can be obtained by different reprocessing methods. Basically, plastic recyclates are divided into two main categories, the "Pre Consumer Recyclates" and the "Post Consumer Recyclates":
H&K Müller, as a manufacturer of plastic packaging and injection molded parts, places particular emphasis on raw material and energy efficiency in plastic injection molding. These aspects were especially taken into account during the planning as well as during the construction of the new company site, which was put into operation in 2009. By means of sophisticated energy technology, heat recovery and a large photovoltaic system with a capacity of 410 kWp, CO² emissions of around 200 t per year can be saved. An energy management certification according to DIN EN ISO 50001 guarantees a permanent and consequent control of the energy processes at H&K Müller. More than 95 % of the plastic jars and injection molded parts produced by H&K Müller are sorted by type and can therefore be easily and completely recycled.
H&K Müller recycles approximately 98.000 kg of pre-consumer plastic waste from rejects and other production waste every year. This waste is regranulated in mills specially provided for this purpose and then flows almost completely back into the production process. As a manufacturer of plastic jars, plastic packaging and injection molded parts, H&K Müller has been producing articles made of 100% recycled material for over 50 years. Through continuous sampling, testing and close cooperation with several well-known post consumer recyclate manufacturers, a large part of the extensive standard range of screw top containers, slip lid jars, measuring beakers, measuring scoops and round jars can be produced from pre consumer as well as post consumer recyclates. We would be pleased to advise you on a packaging, dosing aid or an injection moulded part made of a suitable recyclate type for your application.