Up-Cycling plant in Burgkirchen wins VCI national award

Dyneon wins Responsible-Care Competition 2017
Ina Vrancken and Burkhard Anders from 3M received the first price of the VCI Responsible Care competition for the project (PresseBox) (Neuss, ) The Dyneon Up-Cycling plant at the Burgkirchen site has been selected as winner of the "Responsible Care Competition 2017". The award was presented at the meeting of the members of the Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie, VCI) on 29th of September 2017 in Frankfurt.

After having already won the VCI Bavarian State Competition in July 2017, the materials specialist Dyneon has now won a national award with its project. Dyneon is thus one of this year's three national winners of the Responsible Care Competition. In keeping with the motto "We have good ideas for recycling management", projects were sought from companies that promote recycling opportunities, the intelligent and sustainable use of resources and the reduction of their consumption. 

World's first fluoropolymer Up-Cycling plant
The award-winning plant was put into operation by Dyneon in 2015 as the world's first fluoropolymer up-cycling plant. Up to 500 tons of fluoropolymer waste can be up-cycled annually with this plant. This allows for the return of valuable raw materials into the manufacturing process of new fluoropolymers thereby completing the material cycle. The Dyneon Up-Cycling process has a high yield and corresponding purity, with no loss of material quality. 

Focus on sustainability
"Naturally we are delighted by this important industry award from the VCI. Our pilot plant in Burgkirchen shows the size of the savings that can be achieved with low consumption of resources", explains Burkhard Anders, Managing Director of Dyneon GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of 3M. The fluoropolymer Up-Cycling process is important with regard to genuine sustainability for these valuable materials, which have become indispensable in so many applications: for example corrosion prohibiting linings in the chemical industry and chemically inert automotive components.

Further information at www.dyneon.eu/up-cycling

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