CuRe Technology BV is a cooperation between the Morssinkhof Group and the DuFor/ Cumapol Group, with strategic partners DSM-Niaga and NHL Stenden University of Applied Science. Together, the CuRe consortium offers high-level expertise in the recycled polyester manufacturing, waste preparation and material science sectors.
With eleven plants throughout Europe, the Morssinkhof Group is one of the leading partners in the field of recycling plastics. Morssinkhof offers total solutions plastic scrap and waste flows, using divers mechanical recycling methods to render the utilization of high quality recycled raw materials a possibility.
“The optimum utilisation of raw materials is an increasingly large challenge being faced by today’s society” says Mark Ruesink, Innovation Director rPET of the Morssinkhof Group. “We are proud to announce that additional to our already successful Mopet® process we now take our next step with CuRe. This will allow us to reduce the polyester waste mountain even more than today possible.”Visit website
Cumapol provides recycling solutions for post-consumer and post-industrial polyesters. Our services contain: Regranulation, Compounding, Crystallization and Solid State Polymerization. We can process both virgin as well as recycled polyesters.
Marco Brons, Technical Director of Cumapol: “We are very excited to have other companies invest in our expertise and co-develop the future of polyester upcycling. Since the plant will be installed in the Cumapol premises in Emmen, we will increase our capacity by another 25 kilotons. With that we also want to prove to the world the possibilities of large scale production of our CuRe Technology.”Visit website
DuFor offers customized virgin and recycled polyesters combined with a high level of technical support. Using over 40 years of experience in polymer development and processing in a variety of markets and applications, DuFor is able to translate the customers’ requirements into the recipe of the polymer needed. Typical applications for our specialty polyesters are both rigid and flexible packaging, strapping, monofilaments, fibers and other high demanding technical applications.Visit website
DSM-Niaga has the mission to redesign everyday products from the ground up. The aim is to make products fully recyclable in an easy and affordable way, without compromising on quality or price.
“This partnership fits our strategy to take responsibility beyond the product design for recyclability.” According to Kelly Hall, Managing Director of DSM-Niaga. “DSM-Niaga is dedicated to contributing in key technology developments that further enhances the opportunities of local polyester recycling on a global scale.”Visit website
NHL Stenden University of Applied Science: Technological applications for sustainable plastics are the way of the future, and the NHL Stenden Department of Sustainable Plastics is committed to the cause and to sharing its knowledge and expertise with businesses and students. Its ultimate objective is to bring innovation to education and create spin-offs in the business sector. In addition, we are also looking to become a research hub for sustainable plastics for businesses in the north of the Netherlands and beyond.Visit website
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has taken an important step on its journey towards 100% rPET for its plastic bottles by funding CuRe Technology – a recycling start-up which seeks to provide a new lease of life for difficult to recycle plastic polyester waste.
Joe Franses, Vice President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners: “CuRe Technology is an exciting technology start-up with transformational potential developed by an experienced consortium, making it an ideal investment for CCEP Ventures. Our investment in CuRe Technology underlines our commitment to supporting innovations that have the potential to drive growth in our business and our sustainable packaging goals. It also offers us the potential to access vital rPET volume that will help to accelerate delivery of our 100% rPET ambition for our PET bottles.Visit website