New member of the R-Cycle Community

25.05.2022 OLBRICH GmbH (Bocholt, Germany), with its Polytype Converting brand, is active all over the world and in various fields. With approximately 450 employees worldwide, the specialists have been developing flexible production lines for more than 70 years, enabling customers to realize high-quality products.

OLBRICH’s R-Cycle certificate.
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OLBRICH’s R-Cycle certificate.

Exemplary products are flexible packaging, barrier coatings on paper, adhesive tapes and labels, film/foils for batteries and fuel cells, but also wallcoverings and floor coverings.

Plastic packaging value chain under the R-Cycle flag

Since 2020, companies along the entire value chain of plastic packaging have formed under the R-Cycle flag. As a further partner in the R-Cycle community, OLBRICH will now participate in the establishment of a digital traceability standard for plastic packaging on the market in order to drive an effective circular economy.

Product manager Bernd Theling and Ronald Haunholter, business development manager, have focused on this topic at OLBRICH and initiated the cooperation with R-Cycle.

Efficient and sustainable line concepts

Bernd Theling explains: "For years we have been developing efficient and at the same time sustainable line concepts together with our customers. The R-Cycle Community now enables us to network production units digitally and across companies in order to identify holistic approaches to sustainability. We can only realise the traceability of plastic packaging by working together as a team."

Dr Benedikt Brenken, director R-Cycle, explains: "With OLBRICH we gain another expert for sustainable packaging technologies who perfectly complements our community. Together we will transfer the potential of digital product passports for a functioning circular economy into concrete applications that ultimately represent a tangible added value for the customer."