“By participating in the reconditioning program, we do not only aim at preserving the environment, but also at counteracting current resource shortages to some extent,” explains Thomas Baumgärtner, Herma managing director and head of the Self-adhesive Materials Division.
The reconditioning service offered by IBC manufacturer Schütz, which is used by Herma, comprises the cleaning and reprocessing of the IBCs’ steel grids and pallets. All components that have come into contact with the content, such as the inner tank, valves, and screw caps, are replaced with original components. The recyclate produced during the reconditioning process is completely reused and turned into pallets, corner guards, and other product components.
“The Schütz reconditioning service ensures that the reused IBCs meet the same requirements as before the first fill,” says Michael Mattes, strategic buyer at Herma. “They provide full product safety while simultaneously improving the environmental footprint of packaging in our supply chain.”