Newcycling® – the innovativerecycling technology from APK AG

Around 390 million tons of plastic are produced annually, with much ending up as short-lived products and then discarded. Only a minor fraction is currently recycled, even though a substantial portion of this waste can be reclaimed through effective, innovative recycling technologies.

APK AG’s Newcycling® technology represents a groundbreaking approach to plastic recycling. Unlike conventional methods, Newcycling® utilizes a solvent-based separation and purification process alongside mechanical pre-treatment, ensuring the preservation of polymer integrity while yielding high-quality recyclates.
Founded in 2008, APK AG has pioneered recycling solutions from its base in Merseburg, Germany. Scaling up its Newcycling® process to an industrial level, the company collaborates with partners to establish recycling plants and licenses its technology to enhance accessibility across the plastics value chain and key market sectors.


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Newcycling® by APK

Using a special solvent process, individual types of polymers in mixed plastic waste streams are separated. The result is pure, clean plastic granulates that are virgin like.

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Our Products

With high-quality granulates back into flexible packaging or technical injection molding parts? Our Mersalen® facilitates to close the loop back into packaging.

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Our Company

We are an innovative industrial company, a leader in the field of innovative recycling technologies for the production of plastics that are virgin like from mixed plastic waste streams.

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"Our mission is to produce plastic recyclates with properties close to virgin plastics. We are already producing pure, clean regranulates using our unique, proprietary solvent technology - Newcycling®."

Dr. Robert Marx CTO APK AG

Newcycling® – the closest loop back into packaging

The gentle, solvent-based process minimises CO2 emissions and generates high-quality recyclates that are suitable for premium applications such as packaging in the personal care sector.

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Meet us in person at an event or trade fair and learn how APK high-quality plastics from complex waste using innovative recycling methods.

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Current topics

Newcycling®: post-consumer plastic recyclates shine as film

APK successfully scales Newcycling® for post-consumer waste

APK AG starts restructuring as part of a self-administration procedure

European Regional Development Fund

The expansion of our production plant in Merseburg to include Newcycling® for the pure processing of multi-layer packaging film waste from production sources with an investment volume of EUR 18.1 million is funded to the amount of EUR 3.6 million by a grant from Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt as part of the joint scheme for "Improving Regional Economic Structures (GRW)" and should be completed by the end of 2018.

The expansion of APK’s solvent-based recycling is to include further waste streams and process assessment/optimization with respect to food standard for Newcycling® products. With the help of the funding, an important contribution is to be made to the development of the circular economy of plastics. The measure is a grant from the "Innovation Assistance" program for the project period from October 2018 to September 2020.

APK as an employer

We offer interesting job opportunities in the recycling industry and the chance to work in one of the most innovative production and development environment there is.

Become part of our team. Build a career in one of the industries of the future. Work with us on solutions of tomorrow.

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