Super recycling in Romania – annual turnover doubled despite pandemic

Countless companies are facing major financial tasks in the wake of the Covid19 crisis. This also applies to SuperBon, a recycling company in north-western Romania – albeit an optimistic one. Sales there have increased by almost 100% compared to 2020. And an end to this trend is not yet in sight. The consistently high demand from the injection molding industry is the main factor driving this sustainable trend and the industry's appetite for recyclates currently seems to know no limits. The rapidly rising oil prices are doing the rest. The production of new plastics is as expensive as it has been for a long time. Since 2015, SuperBon has been using WEIMA shredders and granulators as their reliable partner for its size reduction. Production has now been expanded again.

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Since the company was founded in 2006, SuperBon has two sites where it specializes in the collection and recycling of waste which primarily includes plastics, but also cardboard, paper, wood, metal, electronic waste (WEEE) and textiles. In Oradea, a city close to the border with Hungary, high-quality regranulate made from engineering plastics such as PS, ABS or PC is manufactured on a production area of 1,300 m2. This precious raw material is then sold in Romania, but also in large parts of Europe. Due to the high demand, SuperBon has even been exporting its products to China for some time now.

WSM secondary shredder for recycling of plastic waste at SuperBon in Romania

SuperBon employee next to WEIMA WSM cutting mill

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SuperBon on expansion course – with EU funding

In the majority of recycling processes, the shredding, i.e. granulation of waste material plays a central role in its processing and the subsequent quality of the regranulate. This is the reason why in 2015 SuperBon decided to use rugged WEIMA granulation technology from Germany. Today, the Romanian recycling company is the proud owner of three machines, one pre-shredder (WLK 1000) and two secondary shredders (WSM 450/600 cutting mill, WNZ 200/600 granulator). The project was financed using funding from the European Union. When applying for EU funds, WEIMA was on hand to provide expert advice as a partner. SuperBon Commercial Manager, Ancuěa Magda, comments:

SuperBon headquarters for recycling

SuperBon company building in Romania

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"In the near future, we will try and use more funding to invest in high-quality equipment. We want to become even more productive."

Commercial Manager Ancuța Magda

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To achieve the ambitious output targets on a day-to-day basis, the universal WEIMA WLK 1000 single-shaft shredder with a working width of 1,000 mm and a rotor diameter of 370 mm is the ideal machine.

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With the help of a powerful and low-maintenance electromechanical drive, plastics, as well as wood waste, paper and light alloys, can be shredded to a uniform grain size.

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Meeting demands for high output and service

The recently commissioned WEIMA WSM 450/600 cutting mill has a drive output of 45 kW. It granulates pipes and plastics from the automotive industry, PET bottles, containers, films and fibers as well as granulated plastics to a grain size of 3-12 mm. The machine, just like the WNZ granulator, is characterized by low energy and maintenance costs. The noise level is reduced to a minimum due to the machines' design. This is not the only reason why Magda draws a positive conclusion:

SuperBon granulating of plastic waste for recycling with WEIMA WSM cutting mill

WEIMA WSM cutting mill with air extraction and big bags for regranulate collection

Plastic recyclate produced by Romanian SuperBon

Yellow regranulate from SuperBon

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"We used to mainly purchase second-hand equipment from other manufacturers. The output we can now achieve with WEIMA shredders significantly reduces our production costs. The quality of the machines is what convinced us. As well as the service. The ordering of wear parts is a particularly customer-friendly procedure."

Commercial Manager Ancuța Magda

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