Austrian-based Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) has opened a representative office in Taiwan as part of its global expansion plans.Situated in Taipei’s business district, the representative office is being led by Martin Hehenberger, an Austrian citizen who has been living in Taipei since 2001.
NGR says the Taiwan plastic industry has been growing strong over the past few decades with a focus on quality. This in combination with increasing efforts towards environmental protection and resource-friendly operations, have made NGR’s choice to strengthen its position in this market.Increasing costs of plastic resins in Taiwan have turned even plastic waste into a valuable resource.
Industrial plastic processors are upgrading their in-house waste management facilities to enhance their plastic waste for further use in the primary process. Plastic post-consumer waste now more often finds its way to professional recycling-companies for re-pelletizing, instead of being incinerated or dumped on landfills. According to NGR, more and more Taiwanese manufacturers are appreciating the value gain from these rather new technologies.