Up till now, the PET carrier lost its meaning after transferring the decoration layer onto a substrate. The transfer material was removed, collected and stored separately as industrial waste. On its last journey, the PET was mostly reused as substitute fuel instead of gas, coal or oil in various industries like the concrete industry. For more details get our latest sustainability booklet. But with life cycle thinking in mind, we asked ourselves: Should that be all? Do we really want to waste such a valuable raw material? Of course not! So as a pioneer in the graphic industry, we did what was natural to us: We invented a completely new recycling system for PET.
In contrast to other suppliers in the graphic industry, we have one major advantage: We unite product and process knowledge from a wide range of industries under the family brand KURZ. As a result we are now a specialist for print and packaging as well as for plastic parts. With this unique interdisciplinary know-how, we are the only company worldwide that provides you with a PET recycling system. Our goal: Reusing the recyclate as injection molding material for high-quality products. And here is how it works:
The KURZ finishing material will be delivered to the customer as usual.
The transfer design is processed in the printing house.
The used PET backing film is sorted and stored.
KURZ collects used PET backing material.
The PET backing material is fed into the KURZ recycling process.
The recyclate properties are optimized.
The new raw material returns to the recycling loop as injection molding material for high-quality products with a wide range of properties.