Georg Utz AG is one of the leading manufacturers of plastic containers, pallets and technical parts for modern reusable logistics. Since its foundation in Switzerland in 1947, the company has grown into an international group of companies with 8 locations on 3 continents.
Recycling and the Utz Industrial Compound UIC ®
The Utz Recycling Centre in Bremgarten takes back discarded pallets and plastic boxes from its customers. The material is stored by type. The recycling machine shreds the plastic into ground material, which is then processed for further use. The physical properties of the recycled material are equal to those of the new material. The whole process is checked and documented by Utz, so that after this rejuvenation treatment, an old plastic container can be turned into a new one without hesitation.
This Utz-specific alternative to the permanent production of new material from finite resources is therefore offered as Utz Industrial Compound (UIC ®).
UIC ® is a plastic raw material with tested and documented properties in the usual Utz quality.
In addition to its own production of recycled material, Georg Utz AG procures large quantities of recycled material from Switzerland and on the world market. This further reduces the use of new materials and therefore also reduces the CO2 footprint of its products.
Utz in Bremgarten achieved an average recycling rate of just under 30% in its products last year.
Comment: For hygienic reasons, such as food applications or other customer requirements, the use of recycled material is not suitable for some products.