Improving recycling

There are obvious advantages to plastic: it is lightweight, comparatively easy to shape, versatile and durable. Yet it is precisely this durability that also poses the most significant disadvantage – disposal. ROWA Masterbatch is contributing to the ongoing optimization of the recycling economy with new product developments. Its portfolio not only includes black NIR detectable masterbatches, but also color NIR detectable masterbatches.

The ROWA Masterbatch team has been using its expertise to help make the recycling of plastics more efficient and simple, and not just since the current Packaging Act, which aims to increase the recycling rate of packaging waste, came into force in 2019. For instance, ROWALID®-IR, a solution that allows black and dark plastics to be recycled, has already been on offer since 2020. Up to now, sorting, which is carried out with NIR sensor technology and evaluates the reflected near-infrared spectrum, was found to be difficult due to the use of carbon black in dark plastics – the polymer-specific solution ROWALID®-IR facilitates detection of dark plastics during the sorting process.

Customers can now also take advantage of the following service: ROWA Masterbatch has a hand-sized NIR detector that measures in the wavelength range 900 nm to 1,700 nm. This allows the reflectance of the formulations to be checked, and the measured spectra can be provided to customers allowing them to assess whether the desired color setting is detectable. For questionable products, a preliminary quick assessment is made by checking how absorbent the formulations are. Where NIR detection proves difficult with existing products, ROWA Masterbatch, as a specialist in customer and polymer specific masterbatches, can offer alternative NIR detectable products.

Über die ROWA GROUP Holding GmbH

The ROWA GmbH was established in 1958 and is a partner in the ROWA GROUP of companies. The brand ROWA stands for technical competence, modern product design and customer oriented service the world over. Tailored customer solutions are part of the ROWA tradition and are a matter of course! The development of new products, the search for alternative raw materials and the constant and sustained optimization of our processes, coupled with modern technology, motivated employees and economical environment protection enjoy the highest priority in our company. In 2010 the ROWA GmbH has been renamed into the ROWA GROUP Holding GmbH and the departments Lack and Masterbatch were newly formed as ROWA Lack GmbH and ROWA Masterbatch GmbH specialist division: Color and additive masterbatches.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Siemensstraße 1-9
25421 Pinneberg
Telefon: +49 (4101) 70606
Telefax: +49 (4101) 706203

Dr. Natalia Olichwer
ROWA Masterbatch
Telefon: +49 (4101) 706-01
Für die oben stehende Pressemitteilung ist allein der jeweils angegebene Herausgeber (siehe Firmenkontakt oben) verantwortlich. Dieser ist in der Regel auch Urheber des Pressetextes, sowie der angehängten Bild-, Ton-, Video-, Medien- und Informationsmaterialien. Die United News Network GmbH übernimmt keine Haftung für die Korrektheit oder Vollständigkeit der dargestellten Meldung. Auch bei Übertragungsfehlern oder anderen Störungen haftet sie nur im Fall von Vorsatz oder grober Fahrlässigkeit. Die Nutzung von hier archivierten Informationen zur Eigeninformation und redaktionellen Weiterverarbeitung ist in der Regel kostenfrei. Bitte klären Sie vor einer Weiterverwendung urheberrechtliche Fragen mit dem angegebenen Herausgeber. Eine systematische Speicherung dieser Daten sowie die Verwendung auch von Teilen dieses Datenbankwerks sind nur mit schriftlicher Genehmigung durch die United News Network GmbH gestattet.