Industry knowledge for plastics processing
The plastics processing industry plays an important role in manufacturing. Composed mainly of small and medium enterprises this sector is very diverse and includes not only packaging but also technical parts and products for other industries such as the electrical, automotive and construction industries.
Approximately 82 percent of the companies in the plastics processing say - according to a survey of VDI Center of Resource Efficiency - the efficiency potential is not exhausted in their industry. [Implementation of resource efficiency measures in SMEs and their drivers, study 2011] Technologies for the plastics processing industry therefore offer great potential for an increase in material and energy efficiency. To find out where the companies efficiency potentials are, the VDI Center for Resource Efficiency provides resource checks for the plastics processing industry.