A World Premiere: KURZ Transfer Carrier Recycling

KURZ RECOSYS® for PET Carriers

With KURZ RECOSYS®, we offer a return and recycling system that re-processes a valuable raw material from used PET carriers. RECOSYS® is the world’s first process that makes it possible for KURZ transfer film residues to be recycled.

But how does it work? Our system can be used to produce both recyclables and monomers for PET polymerization. This converts residual transfer products into a high-quality injection molding material called RECOPOUND®. Find out more about your options with RECOSYS® or order our free information material now.

Do You Want to Waste Raw Materials? We Don't!

Let's Close The Finishing Loop Together

Traditionally, PET carriers have stopped being important once the transfer decoration has been applied to the substrate. Because KURZ surface finishes do not transfer any carrier film to your product. On the contrary, the transfer material is removed, collected, and stored separately as industrial waste. On its last journey, PET was mostly used as a substitute fuel instead of gas, coal, or oil in various industries such as the cement industry.

But as an eco-conscious trendsetter, we asked ourselves: Is that really the best we can do? Do we really want to waste such a valuable raw material? Of course not! As a pioneer in the graphics and plastics industry, we have done what we do best: We have pooled all our expertise and developed a completely new recycling system for PET carriers, KURZ RECOSYS®.

Our Goals

Make Sustainable Decisions, and Produce as Usual

Our KURZ RECOSYS® return and recycling system offers manufacturers enormous potential: With its environmentally friendly properties, our system opens up a sustainable path to a bright future in increasingly sensitive markets.


1. Full Transparency

Your supplier’s participation in RECOSYS® is certified. This allows you to credibly demonstrate sustainability within your supply chain. A clear competitive advantage for you!

2. Optimized Sustainability Balance

Show accountability! RECOSYS® certified finishers minimize fossil fuel consumption and reduce their carbon footprint.

3. Green Profile

Your certified commitment to more sustainable finishing sharpens your profile as a Green Leader. You position your brand sustainably – with your customers and among the competition.

360° Transfer Finishing – How It Works

Trust in our smart order system

Step 1

Discover our RECOSYS® transfer finishings in our online store. You can only join the RECOSYS® program with one of these special decorations. So use our contact form and have an account created for you in the KURZ online store right away. After placing your order, our transfer finishing products will be delivered as usual.

Leonhard Kurz: no waste policy

Step 2

The transfer design is processed in the printing house.

We handle small & large jobs easily

Step 3

The used PET backing film is sorted and stored.

On our way to your facility

Step 4

KURZ collects used PET backing material.

Technical progess: PET recycling by KURZ

Step 5

The PET backing material is fed into the KURZ recycling process.

Precision & passion for sustainability

Step 6

The recyclate properties are optimized.

Recycled & optimized for a second use

Step 7

The new raw material returns to the recycling loop as injection molding material for high-quality products with a wide range of properties.