We endeavour to network products and processes in such a way that as little waste as possible is produced. Unavoidable surpluses should be reprocessed as sparingly as possible and used for other applications if at all possible.
The material cycles in nature already represent perfect recycling systems where nothing is wasted or lost unused. This natural recycling represents a good model for modern, environmentally sound waste management concepts, whose ultimate goal is to return as much of the unavoidable waste materials to the economic cycle as possible.
As early as 1956, the Kluthe Group started to recycle used organic solvents.
In 1980, the decision was made to entrust one of our own R & D departments with the task of recovering recyclables and raw materials from residues and waste.
In 1991, the construction of the first part of the technical facility at the Mügeln factory was started so that the developmental work could also be put into practice.
In 2007, a second plant was built in Heidelberg for dealing with the recovery of used solvents. Our licence also covered, among other things, the treatment of dichloromethane. In this way we could offer our customers the greatest possible reassurance with their disposal options.
Consolidation of the recycling business in a separate company.
Polychem - Development of a production facility for the refining of specialty chemicals.
Expansion of production facilities for specialty chemicals.
The processing of consumed goods was subsequently bundled by Chemische Werke Kluthe GmbH into an independent business unit, REMATEC GmbH, from whose activities 5 processes have now been patented.