Zeppelin Systems Joins Forces with Polish Tire Recycling Partner

German-based plant engineering company Zeppelin Systems welcomed the Recykl Group, an established Polish market leader in managing post-consumer waste in the form of end-of-life tires, as a partner. As reported, this partnership – which started in February – is being made in alignment with the integrated circular economy concept.

According to Zeppelin Systems, the strategic merger of the two companies “generates valuable synergetic effects in the development and marketing of technologies in the field of end-of-life tire recycling”. Polish company Recykl Organizacja Odzysku S.A. is part of a large capital group (Recykl Group, GRC) and has been working intensively on reprocessing used tires since 2004. “The company processes over 120,000 metric tons of used tire material every year, making it one of the largest companies of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe.”

As underlined by the German company, its tire production and recycling rely on highly automated processes, zero-waste production, and technologies that reduce emissions. “This field is a key issue for the industry because it is essential that tire recyclates are of consistently high quality and available in sufficient quantities to achieve a sustainable circular economy in tire production. The merger with Recykl Group takes the mechanical recycling of used tires to the next level. Plant engineering technology is provided by Zeppelin Systems, and the process for tire recycling – in particular the devulcanization of rubber – by Recykl Group.” The resulting high-quality recyclates could be directly integrated into the production cycle for new tires. For example, recycled textile fibers from mechanical recycling are reused as stabilizers in road construction and would offer even better properties than conventional materials.

As emphasized by Zeppelin Systems, this new partnership represents an important alliance: “As an integrated solutions provider for the recycling of end-of-life tires, we are closing an important gap in the circular economy using our partnership with Recykl Group. We are making our contribution to commercializing the recyclate production technologies which the tire industry urgently needs to manufacture sustainable tires,” Guido Veit, Vice President of Sales for Polyolefins, Rubber and Silos at Zeppelin Systems GmbH, was quoted.



About Zeppelin Plant Engineering
According to its statement, Zeppelin Systems is a global leader in plant engineering for handling high-quality bulk materials. With over 70 years of experience in process engineering and extensive knowledge in handling raw materials, the firm offers complete solutions. With 22 locations worldwide, the company supports its customers from plant design through implementation and provides all aftersales services locally. “Each Zeppelin plant is customized to meet the requirements of each customer be it in the plastic, chemical, rubber and tire, or food industries,” the plant manufacturer underlined. With its technology center network for bulk materials, Zeppelin would enable its customers to carry out tests on an industrial scale and verify and optimize their plant design. Furthermore, Zeppelin Systems develops and manufactures its components for key plant functions, also used in third-party plants.



(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2023, Page 18, Photo: BRV)