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Specializing in plastics, the Pöppelmann Group is divided into four divisions - KAPSTO, K-TECH, TEKU and FAMAC, the latter of which focuses in particular on producing functional parts and state-of-the-art packaging. In fact, Pöppelmann FAMAC certainly seems to know its stuff, as is clear from the gold it recently won in the German Packaging Award for its packaging made from post-consumer recyclate (PCR).

The innovative PCR packaging is a result of the company-wide PÖPPELMANN blue initiative aimed at achieving closed material loops that make products and processes alike as sustainable as possible. "We are as proud as ever of our PÖPPELMANN blue initiative, and our win in the German Packaging Award has reconfirmed that we are on the right track when it comes to taking responsibility," Jörg Wilke from Pöppelmann FAMAC explains. To win gold in this prestigious international competition, which covers a whole range of materials and sectors, the universal packaging made from PCR first had to beat off stiff competition from 33 other innovations from Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden. Besides helping to conserve resources, the prize-winning packaging can also be personalized to suit customers' specific requirements and manufactured in a range of colors, sizes and formats as containers, buckets or trays. Depending on the color, the packaging can be made of up to around 90 percent recycled plastic collected through Germany's "dual systems", thus helping to close the material loop on a sustainable basis. This laudable achievement helps conserve fossil resources, while also significantly reducing the proportion of plastics in global packaging garbage.