mtm plastics GmbH has been recycling used plastic packaging from post-consumer sources at their site in Niedergebra in Thuringia since 1994. We have continued to develop our technology to become one of Europe’s technology leaders in mixed plastic waste recycling. mtm plastics produces high quality polyolefin recyclates for manufacturing injection moulding products.
In 2016 mtm plastics became a member of the Borealis Group, a leading provider of innovative solutions in polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilisers. Following the acquisition, Borealis initiated an expansion project of the Niedergebra site, leading to an overall increase of input processing capacity, and improved capabilities to address the needs of the high-end recyclate market
Not all the material collected is suitable for recycling into high quality materials. mtm plastics’s sister company, mtm compact GmbH, located in Fürstenwalde near Berlin, processes lower grade material into plastic pellets under the trade name compactat®.
Compactat® is used by steel mills as a reducing agent in their blast furnaces, depleting oxygen levels to separate iron from its ore. This is usually performed using carbon monoxide released by burning coal or oil. If the steel mill switches to compactat® as a reducing agent, it not only saves primary resources but also lowers climate damaging greenhouse gas emissions.
mtm holds all the necessary certificates that customers expect when they buy our regranulates.
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mtm plastics GmbH
attn. Monika Keitel