From vision to industrial scale.

From its founding in 2008 to the present day: These are the most important milestones in the history of APK AG.

January 2024

Dr. Steve Döring appointed CEO at APK AG

As APK AG’s newly appointed CEO, Dr. Steve Döring joins Chief Technology Officer Dr. Robert Marx and Chief Financial Officer Jürgen Schiffer in rounding out the company’s Management Board.

December 2023

APK AG ready to build a new large-scale Newcycling® facility

APK AG devoted itself in 2023 to putting in place key elements of its successful expansion. Strong investors, including LyondellBasell and KIRKBI A/S, successful ISO certifications, and the signing of first product supply contracts provide the ideal basis for ongoing planning and the start of construction in 2024.

July 2023

ISO 9001 Certification

The independent testing and certification company TÜV Rheinland certified APK AG in accordance with ISO Standard 9001-Quality Management Systems. APK AG has now received certifications for ISO 9001-Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001-Environmental Management Systems, and ISO 50001-Energy Management Systems.

February 2023

LyondellBasell and KIRKBI invest in APK to develop recycling technology

LyondellBasell, a global leader in the chemical industry and KIRKBI A/S, the family-owned holding and investment company of the LEGO® brand, announce they have signed an agreement to make an investment in APK, which specializes in a unique solvent-based recycling technology for low density polyethylene (LDPE). Under the agreement, LyondellBasell and KIRKBI will become minority shareholders in APK and together with other co-investors will invest approximately 130 million Euro in APK. Further Newcyling® plants are planned to be built to increase the production capacity.

June 2022

Acquisition "Technikum" Frankfurt a, Main

The technical center “Technikum” at the traditional chemical location Frankfurt a. Main will form the heart of APK AG’s further research and development work. In the future, the “Technikum” will be operated by the newly founded APK Newcycling Competence Center GmbH.


APK expands the plant in Merseburg

APK successfully produces the first pre-commercial quantities of PE, PA and aluminum on an industrial scale at the solvent-based Newcycling plant.


Industrial Scale

APK successfully produces the first pre-commercial quantities of PE, PA and aluminum on an industrial scale at the solvent-based Newcycling plant.


Alternative Raw Material Flows

APK AG tests the Newcycling® of plastic waste from the automotive industry with strategic development partners.


Product Introduction

APK launches Mersalen® ReCompound.


Start of Production for Newcycling®

The solvent-based Newcycling® process goes into trial operation.


Start of Production

The section of the plant for the mechanical-physical processing and separation of waste plastics goes into production.



APK was founded by Dr. Wolfgang Lindner, Björn Lindner and Ingo Lindner, and began with the vision of producing pure plastics that are like new from waste plastics for the very first time. The investors MIG Fonds and AT Newtec finance a pilot plant in Merseburg.