Start 2024

News, events and more!

News Events and more

Time flies and the first month of the year 2024 is already over. But a lot has already happened in the first few weeks of the year:

  • Publication of the DIN SPEC 91481 – new recyclate standard for polyamides, Managing Director Rainer Zies was once again among the co-authors
  • Fixing the dates for trade show appearances in 2024, Greetings from Florida
  • Confirmation as a speaker of Managing Director Kai Zies at the VDI’s PIAE Congress


New recyclate standard for polyamides – DIN SPEC 91481

Following the DIN SPEC 91446, the first standard for recyclates, which was published at the end of 2021, and which was subsequently used by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) as the basis for their own recommendation, the VDA 284, the DIN SPEC 91481 has now been published. This one builds on the previous one but is solely dedicated to polyamide-based plastic recyclates.

The DIN SPEC 91481 is another step towards viewing plastic waste as a precious secondary raw material rather than just garbage. To protect the environment and reduce the need for non-renewable resources the use of virgin material must be increasingly replaced by recyclates. This requires standards, which enable comparison between materials.

Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Zies, Managing Director at MKV, was once again among the co-authors.

The DIN SPEC 91481 can be downloaded for free at the publisher Beuth.


Trade shows

Looking ahead, anticipation increases for 2024. Once again it offers many opportunities customers and other interested parties to talk to MKV in person.

Fixed in the calendar, MKV will be present at the following trade shows and events this year:

KPA in Ulm (shared exhibition area of the Kunststoff-Netzwerk-Franken), 28th – 29th February

NPE in Orlando, Florida (visitor), 6th – 10th May

KUTENO in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (own booth), 13th – 17th May

PIAE congress of the VDI in Mannheim, Presentation, 19th – 20th June, Managing Director will be part of the program as a speaker

Fakuma at Lake Constance (own booth), 15th – 19th October

These events form the framework but as always many more dates will be added.



Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Zies, Managing Director at MKV, featured in the series „Plastics engineer – a profession for the future“, where he describes why, in his opinion, a career in the plastics industry is worthwhile.


Recycling, recyclates, compounds based on recycling material, toll manufacturing, disposal concepts for injection moulding waste – contact us!

For over 60 years we have been working for your business and the environment!

Back to the news overview


More news articles can be read here.