Slitting and winding are decisive process steps in the production and processing of belt-shaped materials. Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG is a leading expert in this field since 1920. KAMPF now represents another important partner in the R-Cycle consortium on its way towards mapping the entire value chain of plastic packaging.
Following the approach of R-Cycle, all process participants – from the raw material to the finished product to the recycling plant – will be able to read recycling-relevant data, add to it and transmit it to the downstream processors. This creates a data set that can be read out during waste sorting via so-called digital watermarks. Based on this information, more precise waste fractions can then be formed for the production of higher-quality recyclates.
“The digital and cross-company connection of production units has enormous potential to ensure the traceability of recyclable plastics. Therefore, we want to close a link in this chain at an early stage in order to take another step towards circular economy,” explains Lutz Busch, CEO at KAMPF.
Dr. Benedikt Brenken, Director R-Cycle Initiative, adds: “With KAMPF we are gaining a very experienced partner in the field of plastic film processing. Together we will continue to develop the connection of converting machines to the R-Cycle database in order to ensure the seamless data transfer between all participants in the value chain.”