Muri near Bern/Switzerland, March 7 2023. Swiss trading group Meraxis and Rialti, one of Europe’s leading producers of polypropylene compounds, have entered into a strategic partnership: Effective immediately, Meraxis will market Rialti’s high-quality compounds and recompounds in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Together, the two companies will also further advance the development and production of customer-specific recompounds.
“Rialti is a strong partner with many years of production experience, with whom we can further expand our recompound offering,” said Elmar Schröter, Executive Director Recycling Materials, Compounds & New Business Development at Meraxis. “On the one hand, our customers benefit from the broad portfolio of standard formulations. On the other hand, Rialti has got an excellent in-house laboratory where customized products are manufactured.” Stability, fluidity and color, for example, can be precisely adapted to customer needs, depending on the application. Both partners have their own research and development capacities, thus merging their expertise in material development and application consulting. Meraxis also supports its customers in switching from prime to recycled material.
“A major advantage of Meraxis is its comprehensive know-how along the entire value chain,” says Massimo Dal Toso, founder and CEO of Rialti. “Not only do we complement each other very well as partners, but we also pursue common sustainability goals. Together, we contribute to a functioning circular economy by strengthening the recyclate market.” PP recompounds are used in particular in the automotive industry, the furniture sector, but also in construction applications and household appliances. Because polypropylene recycles so well, demand has skyrocketed in recent years. “Rialti has access to secure sources of raw materials through its many years of market experience and partnerships, and is active in the same industries as we are,” emphasizes Dr. Stefan Girschik, CEO of Meraxis. “Rialti’s recompounds are convincing not only because of their quality but also because of their contribution to reducing the industry’s CO2 emissions.”
In addition to primeware, recyclates and additives, Meraxis, as a one-stop shop for the polymer processing industry, offers its customers everything they need from a single source. The portfolio also includes purchased parts, tools and machines, as well as services related to procurement, logistics, development and processing.
About Meraxis Group
With a turnover of over 2 billion euros, Meraxis is one of the world’s leading plastics distributors. As a full-service provider with a global distribution and logistics network, the globally active distributor, headquartered in Muri near Bern, Switzerland, provides its customers with targeted support in the strategic procurement of plastics: Meraxis supplies companies from all industrial sectors with polymers and polymer-related products for a wide range of production processes – from the automotive industry to the construction sector and packaging companies. Meraxis combines a global partner and supplier network with many years of experience in the development and processing of high-quality polymers as well as in-depth material and product knowledge.
The Group’s product portfolio includes standard plastics (including PE, PP, PET, PVC), engineering plastics, masterbatches (color granules) and recyclates. In addition, the company offers specific products (including metal, films, injection molded parts), as well as machines, equipment and tools for various plastic processing techniques.
The full-service provider also works with its customers to develop solutions to promote the sustainable use of polymers and the circular economy. Meraxis sees itself as an active partner for digital transformation in the plastics industry.