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Regrind with virgin material quality  #12 (94), 2010

Executive Director at NGR (Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH) Josef Hochreiter told in his interview to Plastiks Magazine that following market trends and novel technological developments allow NGR to look forward optimistically to the next business year.

– Mr. Hochreiter as far as I know, K-2010 was quite successful for your company…
– NGR is a regular exhibitor since 1998. Our expectations for the show have been already very high due to the positive development of incoming orders in the past months. However, all expectations exceeded and we never sold more machines in NGR’s company history at a K show than this year.
What news did your company come to K-2010 with?
– To strengthen its presence in Asia NGR opened up a new sales office in Malaysia in the immediate vicinity of Kuala Lumpur in fall 2009. In October 2010 NGR expanded its branch founded in 2008 in North America. The subsidiary company is located in Atlanta, GA and now has a 2,700 square meters site with a comprehensive spare parts warehouse in addition to an own pilot plant for carrying out test runs. In spring 2010 the new NGR website went online containing the new application configurator. At the same time NGR’s web shop has been developed giving NGR customers the opportunity to order their spare parts project-related for their NGR recycling line easily and rapid.
What trend in plastics processing you have noted during the show?
Recycling of biodegradable material. Some 500,000 tons of naturally growing biological plastics are currently produced worldwide each year. By 2012 production is expected to rise to some two million tons. NGR recycling machines are very well proven on recycling of biodegradable materials as demonstrated at the K show with our new S:GRAN 95 of the next generation. Due to the gentle shredding and extrusion processes the material is not subjected to high temperatures what ensures minimum degradation. Moreover the typical NGR “ONE-STEP-technology” also offers high energy efficiency that makes itself noticed in operation through low electricity costs for processing of expensive plastics made of renewable resources.
– What technological novelties did you present at your booth?
– I would like to state the modernized version of S:GRAN series machines, S:GRAN 95 model which ensures such important advantages as higher overall process stability, reduction of energy and noise due to optimized direct drives and even easier operation. The new S:GRAN recycling machines have particularly low carbon footprint and therefore are very gentle on resources which makes them one of the most ecologically friendly recycling machines on the market.
Adapted from the NGR’s well proven “ONE-STEP” recycling technology, the new L:GRAN 65 recycling system has been developed as a so-called “light-version” of the highly successful S:GRAN. These new machines are designed for both in-line and off-line applications with pellet output rates from 100-150 kg/h.
The visitors of our booth were very interested also in E:GRAN 50 AP machine for the recycling of thermoplastic film edge. The new E-Gran produces pellets that must virtually be labelled "virgin"
– What are your plans in the Russian market context?
– NGR is represented in Russia by OOO "Induko" Ltd.Industrie-Kontor GmbH in Moscow. At the moment around 10 plants have been sold to Russia. And we are going to expand our local customer base in cooperation with our sales partner. Of course NGR intends to participate at the next Interplastica and SpecPlast + RePlast 2011 conference.

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