ENGEL is particularly proud to show this successful example of cooperation between renowned companies from the plastics industry who have made it their goal to support sustainable production. Together with Atando Cabos (Chile), ExxonMobil (U.S.) and EREMA (Austria), ENGEL presents a project that benefits everyone in the value chain—from the fisherman who collects used ropes to the end consumer who receives a reusable product made from transparently-collected and recycled material.
  • Sustainability in plastics
  • From collecting fishing ropes to a new plastic part
  • Solutions for recycling
  • Successfully process recycled material
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    Business Development, Circular Economy; ENGEL
    Klaus Fellner joined ENGEL five years ago. He holds a Ph.D. in technical mechanics. For the last three years, he has been focusing on research and development in the area of plasticizing systems and recycling. Currently, he is responsible for circular economy at ENGEL Austria.
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    Co-Founder, Atando Cabos
    Julio Compagnon has 25 years of experience in the plastics industry. As an entrepreneur he has founded over 15 companies in areas such as recycling, custom injection molding and circular economy—many of which have been awarded prizes and recognitions for their contributions in innovation and sustainability. He has also been involved in industry leadership by chairing the Chilean Plastics Association (ASIPLA) and being a member of the board of the Latin American Plastics Society (ALIPLAST).
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    Senior Sustainability Advisor, ExxonMobil
    Dr. Melanie Bower has worked at ExxonMobil for 21 years. As a seasoned sustainability professional, she has held various technical and regulatory affairs leadership positions within ExxonMobil's Chemical Company (EMCC). Melanie holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Florida State University.
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    Head of Marketing and Corporate Development, EREMA; Managing Director, PURELOOP GmbH
    Since it was founded in 1983, the EREMA Group has specialized in the development and production of plastics recycling systems and technologies for the plastics processing industry. Gerold Breuer is responsible for marketing and corporate development in the EREMA Group and managing director of PURELOOP. He has studied technical chemistry and received his Ph.D. in technical sciences with a focus on polymer science from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria in 2008.