During 2010 SKAPA has been searching for a new market to develope on its new production facilities in Kottingbrunn.
The decesion was made to choose UBC - Used Beverage Cans - as main commodity and a processing plant was desinged, produced and installed by our ourselves, based in previous experience with materials handling and processing.
UBC can be viewed as a orphaned market in Austria, recycling at a bad rate with bad quality controlled by a quasi monopole entitiy representing packaging producers, fillers and traders since 1992. Of 10.000t of UBC introduced into the Austrian consumer market only 3000t officially find their way back into the recycling process, ending up as low grade desox aluminium or other alloy.
We of SKAPA are dedicating ourselves to change this situation. We have invested in a sohisticated processing line and are currently reving up collection operations all over Eastern Austrian, collecting from communities, events and from other scrap traders.
Our product is cleaned & briquetted UBC strapped on palets which we ship back to specialised can alloy producers in Europe. From can to can.