Corplex joins Circular Plastics

Corplex has joined Circular Plastics’ co-shareholders business model, bringing its expertise in plastic extrusion and thermoforming, from design to development to production to recycling.

This partnership aims at jointly developing innovative product solutions according to the most stringent circular economy principles of reusing, reducing and recycling. The new partners aim to create closed loop distribution circuits where plastic products are managed for their continuous use and re-use. Reusing plastic containers saves an estimated 25% on average, and reduces a company’s CO2 footprint.  

Corplex will develop, manufacture and introduce the plastic packaging of tomorrow, one that responds to the unique needs of specific industry sectors, extends the useful life of plastic products through re-use and recycling, and follows a cradle-to-cradle design approach.  

“Investing in the Circular Plastics alliance is another step forward towards accelerating the transition to a circular economy for plastics” said Corplex’s CEO Lucas van der Schalk.

“Together, we will stimulate the reuse of plastic raw materials and innovative products within a closed cycle where products are collected, reused and continuously recycled”. 

Johan Thans, director of Circular Plastics, said: “We are excited that Corplex joins as a shareholder. With their vast network and long trajectory, we can tap into new markets and help even more companies with circular solutions that save on costs and reduce their impact on the environment”.  

Corplex is part of the Olympus Partners holdings and has grown into an international company with 11 sales, design, manufacturing and recycling facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Slovakia and the USA.  it makes foldable, returnable and reusable extruded plastic products for markets such as automotive, pharmaceutical, retail, food and beverage.

​Circular Plastics, together with its consortium partners, is currently active in 24 countries with a clear mission to help its client companies save 25% on their logistics chain and to reduce their CO2 footprint by 25%. It has been introducing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions within the flower and plant sector, horticulture, construction and air-cargo companies since 2015.