ORFU Recycling celebrates its 40th birthday

OFRU Recycling GmbH & CO. KG is a medium-size family company based in Alzenau at the edge Rhine Main area. The enterprise was created in the year 1978 and looks back today on 40 years experience in the distillation technology of solvents. Today OFRU is a leading global manufacturer of highly productive solvent recycling machines (Solvent recovery systems); solvent recycling plants for distillation solvents.

The product programme covers modern distillation systems and/or vacuum distillation plants for inflammable and aqueous solvents and/or cleaners.

Recycling systems recycle a variety of solvents. Almost all flammable solvents. Examples of alcohols include ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, n-butanol in the ketones: acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, esters with ethyl acetate, with the aromatics: toluene, xylene, to name only the most important. Typical solvents include ethyl acetate in packaging printing and flexo printing in ethanol, toluene in gravure and all known organic solvents for washing the flexographic printing plates / sleeves in analogue prepress.

The success bases on a comprehensive process engineering knowhow in many industries and a modern development department. Technical innovations and safety is a huge priority with OFRU. Clients are based all over the world, mainly in environmental, chemical, printing and industrial sector.

The plant engineering company is driven by resource friendly treatment of chemicals to help the world to get a bit greener every day. The internationally active firm has been created off the American company Ransburg Corporation, today better known under the name of ITW Ransburg. OFRU Recycling or short named surface technique Russau developed during the late 70s not only one of the first vacuum evaporator but was also majorly participating to establish on the German market today well known distillation technique for flammable liquids and solvents.

In the early 90s, continued investment was made in a foreign expansion. The framework for the specialist from Bavaria was ideal. It exists a high demand for German environment technology. With an export share of over 80 %, a vast distribution network and an own multilingual sales force, OFRU is well set-up for the international market.

Similar to distilleries, also OFRU destillation plants are making use of the principle of distillation, however using industrial chemicals and fluid, flammable solvents such as acetone, solvents, ethyl acetate, toluene,and other solvents are destilled.

The recycling plants developed by OFRU treat liquid hazardous waste and reduce CO2 emissions and enhance the circle economy and the sustainable treatment of chemicals.

The manufacturing site at Alzenau

The recycling plants with a capacity reaching from 100 to 40000 litres per day are manufactured in a centre in Alzenau in Northern Bavaria, a highlight for resource efficiency and various recycling technologies. The customers are located on all world continents.

Looking back over 40 years of a successful existence, the company is proud to have added a solid contribution to the worldwide environment protection.