Hörstel is the center of competence for rPP

Systec Plastics in Hörstel

Many years of experience and continuous innovations make Systec Plastics GmbH in Hörstel the competence center for recycled granules and compounds made of polypropylene (PP) with


  • two washing lines and
  • two extrusion lines


The Systec Plastics plant in Hörstel is one of the largest European producers of post-consumer recyclates from yellow sacks and yellow garbage cans. The annual output is currently over 22,000 t of rPP.

The plant will be continuously expanded in the coming years.

Systec Plastics GmbH in Hörstel is of course approved according to the Federal Immission Control Act, is regularly inspected, certified and complies with all current environmental regulations.


Systalen® rPP - secondary raw material for many applications

Systalen® rPP granules are suitable for a wide range of applications, such as injection molding, extrusion and thermoforming.

In Hörstel, we produce the following Systalen® PP grades


  • rPP Standard
  • rPP Extra

Depending on the application, the manufacturing process of a product and the requirements of our customers, we also offer customized formulations and can supply our recyclate in various treatments and compositions.


The Systalen® recyclates produced from household collection plastics are initially grey - but a wide range of colors can be achieved with the help of color batches.

Systec Plastics GmbH in Hörstel

New packaging and production thanks to closed loop

Closed loop - Mechanical Recycling PP

At Systec Plastics GmbH in Hörstel, pure Systalen® recycled polypropylene (PP) granulate is produced from the waste from the yellow ton and the yellow bag. This can be used to produce new rigid plastic packaging such as closures, jars, etc. or rigid plastic products such as pens, chairs, boxes, baskets, flower pots, buckets & co.


Our Systec Plastics in Eisfeld produces Systalen® Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) recyclates.

How do old packaging become new again?

Waste from household collection (yellow sack & yellow garbage can) is pre-sorted in sorting plants according to material type.

These pre-sorted PP bales are then first checked for quality and composition in our incoming inspection.

Input bales PP - Systec Plastics in Hörstel

After quality inspection, the bales are shredded and ferrous metals are separated at the same time.


The plastic flakes then pass through several separation and washing stages.

Shredding of PP bales - Systec Plastics Hörstel

In extrusion, the regrind is finally melted, degassed, microfiltered and granulated.


The result is high-quality Systalen® recycled granules that can be further processed very well.

PP Post Consumer Recyclate granules - Systec Plastics in Hörstel

Each production batch is regularly tested for various quality criteria. These include, for example, melt flow rate (MFI), color measurement on the granules, bulk density or volatile parts/moisture measurement.


In addition, further tests are possible on request, such as density, color measurements on the injection plate, DSC, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), tensile test (23°C), notched impact strength (23°C) or ash & carbon black content.

Quality inspection - Systec Plastics

Dispatch and/or delivery from/to customer after successful QA-approval.

Shipment according as requested by the customer by big bag, octabin or in a silo truck.

Quality monitoring along the entire Systalen® production ensure the quality of the output.

Video about the recycling of rigid plastics at Systec Plastics in Hörstel:

Systec Plastics in Hörstel: valuable raw materials recovered from German yellow bags/yellow bins

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Jobs & careers at Systec Plastics GmbH in Hörstel:


We are always looking for committed, motivated and environmentally interested employees who enjoy working with and for people.


Systec Plastics in Hörstel


You can find our current vacancies here.


If we do not currently have a vacancy that fits your profile, we are also happy to receive unsolicited applications.

How to find us:


Get there:


Systec Plastics GmbH

Röntgenstraße 6
D-48477 Hörstel / Germany
Telefon: +49 5459 80230
Telefax: +49 5459 8023101






On the BAB 30, take exit 10 'Hörstel' and drive on Bergeshöveder Str. towards Hörstel. Leave the next roundabout at the second exit to stay on Bergeshöveder Str.. After approx. 1km you will come to a crossroads where you turn right onto Ibbenbürener Str. After another approx. 800m turn left into Dornierstr. Follow this road for 700m, where you turn left into Röntgenstr. After 300m you will find Systec Plastics on the right-hand side. Visitors are welcome to use the parking spaces available on the right side. 

Opening hours | Times for loading & unloading


Monday - Thursday  7 am - 4 pm

Friday  7 am - 3 pm


Monday - Thursday  7 am - 3 pm

Friday  7 am - 2 pm



Monday - Thursday  7 am - 3:30 pm

Friday  7 am - 2:30 pm