Gräfe takes part in the Leonhard Kurz PET recycling program

Fuerth/Germany, 30/11/2020: Gräfe will be one of the first print finishing companies to take part in Leonhard Kurz's PET recycling program, which involves returning the PET carrier foil from transfer products to the material cycle. The residual PET material from the finishing process is collected and converted into injection molding material in a recycling facility developed by Kurz.

Gräfe decided for the Kurz recycling concept to strengthen its company's firmly anchored commitment to sustainable finishing. Gräfe is striving to exploit every opportunity, strategically and production technology-wise, to act in a sustainable manner and to advise their own customers accordingly. Frank Denninghoff, Managing Director at Gräfe, explains: "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." Roland Seidl, Head of Sales Germany at Kurz, adds: "Brilliant print finishing and sustainable practices along the entire process chain – Gräfe is pursuing these goals just like Kurz. We look forward, with this PET carrier recycling, to taking a decisive step with them towards a closed material cycle."

Kurz's PET recycling program is currently in the test phase and will be rolled out throughout Germany in 2021. A recycling facility at the company headquarters in Fürth, which was created with a high level of development and capital expenditure, is available for this purpose. It is planned to successively equip all production locations worldwide with recycling facilities of this kind.

Frank Denninghoff, Managing Director at Gräfe Druckveredelung, and Roland Seidl, Head of Sales Germany at Kurz, at the Gräfe print finishing facility (Photo: Kurz) (JPG, 472,0 kB) Press release from 30.11.2020 for download (PDF, 185,0 kB)