Gräfe has been confirmed as one of the first print finishing companies to participate in Leonhard Kurz’s PET recycling program, which involves returning the PET carrier foil from transfer products to the material cycle.
Gräfe decided to join the Kurz recycling concept to strengthen its commitment to sustainable finishing.
Frank Denninghoff, managing director at Gräfe, said: ‘We would like to offer our customers not only highly attractive, multisensory, stimulating print products but also consistent sustainability that pays off for the brand. The PET recycling concept from Kurz enables us to now even better achieve this lofty aspiration.’
‘Brilliant print finishing and sustainable practices along the entire process chain. Gräfe is pursuing these goals, just like Kurz. With this PET carrier recycling, we look forward to taking a decisive step with them towards a closed material cycle,’ added Roland Seidl, head of sales for Kurz in Germany.
Kurz’s PET recycling program is currently in the test phase and will be rolled out throughout Germany in 2021. The residual material from the finishing process is collected and converted into injection molding material in a recycling facility at the company headquarters in Fürth, built with a high level of development and capital expenditure.
The company plans to successively equip all production locations worldwide with recycling facilities of this kind.