New HC Plastics plastics recycling plant sets standards

Invitation to the commissioning at the Swisttal site

HC Plastics GmbH invites you to the commissioning of the new recycling plant at the Swisttal-Ollheim site. The newly founded company is a joint venture of the two family-owned companies W. Classen GmbH & Co. KG, leading manufacturer of laminate flooring as well as PVC-free, recyclable plastic flooring, and Hündgen Entsorgungs GmbH & Co. KG, operator of a recycling park with technical facilities for the recovery of recyclable materials.

The CLASSEN Group and Hündgen are ushering in a new era of plastics recycling with the opening of the plant in Swisttal. For the flooring manufacturer from the Eifel region, high-quality PP recyclates are the basis for the production of its CERAMIN floors. Hündgen's expertise in the recycling of secondary raw materials provides the perfect complement. Both companies are combining their many years of experience and sustainability expertise in HC Plastics GmbH, which was founded in 2021. The cooperation is based on the motto "Recycling meets Industry, Industry meets Recycling".

For the family-run CLASSEN Group with its approximately 2,000 employees, responsibility for people and the environment is one of its core values. With CERAMIN, the company has developed a polymer-based material that forms the basis for PVC-free, extremely robust wall and floor coverings. All CERAMIN products have been certified with the renowned, independent "Blue Angel" environmental seal. Throughout Germany, the company has a production capacity of almost 20 million m2 for the internationally marketed high-quality plastic floors. In addition to the use of recyclates, CLASSEN's main concern is to ensure the complete recyclability of CERAMIN floors and tiles. In the future, the secondary raw materials used will mainly come from the new plant of HC Plastics GmbH. For CLASSEN this is an important contribution to independence along the entire value chain.

A covenant beyond the life cycle

"With Hündgen Entsorgungs GmbH & Co. KG, we have found the perfect partner for the realization of this trend-setting project," says Simon Schumacher (CLASSEN), Managing Director of HC Plastics GmbH. The waste management company from Swisttal is a technology leader in the field of recycling management, in which material cycles are closed as far as possible by making waste available to the economy again as secondary raw materials. For almost 30 years, the company has specialized in sorting packaging waste, which is then processed into industrial primary products in its own recycling facilities. "Together with the CLASSEN Group, we will usher in a new era in plastics recycling with the opening on November 28," said Christian Hündgen (Hündgen), managing director of HC Plastics GmbH. "Both family-owned companies are thus underlining their claim to be technology leaders and important driving forces for their respective industries."

Representatives of the media are invited to the official commissioning. Registration is requested.

About CLASSEN Group:

Our almost 2,000 employees and management team have been living this vision since 1949, while respect for our planet and a permanent consumer empathy have brought the CLASSEN Group to what it is today. Our innovations include numerous patents and an exceptional ongoing search for a durable and long-lasting future.

Under the motto "Floors for a better tomorrow. the CLASSEN Group decided many years ago to develop floor and wall coverings that are completely free of harmful substances. For example, the use of chlorine, PVC or particularly harmful plasticizers is dispensed with. Thanks to the use of recycled materials and the guarantee that CERAMIN® zu 100 Prozent recyceln zu können, leistet das Unternehmen einen richtungsweisenden Beitrag zur Kreislaufwirtschaft.

About Hündgen Entsorgungs GmbH & Co. KG:

As a modern structured family business, Hündgen Entsorgungs GmbH & Co. KG offers a maximum of entrepreneurial flexibility. Adjustments to changing ecological or economic conditions can be implemented directly. On the one hand, this guarantees a high ecological standard in terms of environmental protection. On the other hand, a good customer service can be guaranteed in the sense of the entrepreneurial objectives by targeted personal approach and consultation in all disposal questions.

Thus, in addition to the transport of waste, recyclable materials and mixtures of recyclable materials, their sorting and also the marketing and utilization of secondary raw materials in international trade are among the fields of activity of Hündgen Entsorgungs GmbH & Co. KG. Planning and development of innovative disposal and recycling concepts for trade and industry as well as consulting and cooperation with national and international institutes and local authorities complete the wide range of services. 

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