Saubermacher opens research plant in Graz

22. Mai 2012

 

Together with provincial government official Kristina Edlinger-Ploder, Saubermacher CEO Horst Pirker opened the in-house research plant in Graz with a top-class panel discussion on the subject of “From waste to raw material”.In times of raw material scarcity, Saubermacher makes a substantial contribution to the protection of resources. Now, with the opening of the state-of-the art […]


 

Together with provincial government official Kristina Edlinger-Ploder, Saubermacher CEO Horst Pirker opened the in-house research plant in Graz with a top-class panel discussion on the subject of “From waste to raw material”.

In times of raw material scarcity, Saubermacher makes a substantial contribution to the protection of resources. Now, with the opening of the state-of-the art research plant at the site in Puchstraße street in Graz, this approach has been impressively underlined once again. Together with universities and research partners from industry & trade, new recycling solutions can now be tested and developed.

The new research plant is so unique, because it can be called a link between laboratory and production plant. Flexible and fast, larger amounts of materials flows or heterogeneous wastes can now be researched in a representative fashion. A large-scale pilot plant laboratory, which is unique in Austria.

Thus, the future of waste management is no longer about removing, but about intelligent and effective raw materials recycling. For years, Saubermacher has been intensively dealing with the recovery of raw materials and developing more and more qualified recycling processes and recycling plants – also for wastes, which don’t even exist yet.
Horst Pirker (CEO of Saubermacher): With our in-house research plant, we set the course for the future, to recycle wastes even more effectively and thus to generate even more individual and effective recycling solutions”.

Provincial government official Kristina Edlinger-Ploder emphasised the textbook cooperation between Saubermacher and universities for this pilot plant. Large-scale empirical simulations are now possible in Styria. Personally, the provincial government official is hoping that in the future, more and more people will develop from “user to producer”, and here she addresses the recovery of raw materials from collected wastes.
Hans Roth (owner): “Raw materials are precious goods worldwide. Once processed into a product, the materials may be consumed, but far from being lost. With the right recycling methods, raw materials can be recovered from waste and reused in production. In other words: waste, which is not recycled, is “raw materials in the wrong place”.

Frank Dicker (COO):“Research & development as well as the realisation of a true recycling society are components of the Saubermacher DNA, which will be beneficial to our customers and the environment”.

Source of information: www.saubermacher.at / 02.05.2012

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