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Retour Matras BV Foam baling press APK-F for efficient mattress recycling

Austropressen Schaumstoffpresse APK-F60

Retour Matras BV

Founding Year




Zeeland, Netherlands


  • 1 Mio
    Mattresses per year
  • 65

Dutch recycling company Retour Matras relies on the fully automatic APK-F60 from Austropressen to compact the collected mattresses. This powerful baling press, designed for foam and expanding material, meets all of the company's requirements.

Foam baling presses for efficient mattress recycling

The retail sector regards Retour Matras as the Dutch mattress recycling specialist. The company collects, shreds, separates and transports the individual materials. The materials are sorted by foam, latex and textile cover, compressed into transportable bales in presses and sold to recycling companies for reprocessing. Around one million mattresses are to be 100% recycled every year at a total of three locations in the Netherlands.

The challenge: Compaction, transportation, processing

Retour Matras BV requires baling presses to optimally prepare and bundle the different materials for transportation. In terms of conveyance, filling and binding the bales, high throughput, trouble-free operation and maximum automation are essential requirements.

The solution APK-F: Individually customized, top-performance and user-friendly

For the material compaction Retour Matras has chosen the fully automatic APK-F60 by Austropressen. These channel balers are designed to handle foam and expanding materials and offer high throughput rates, high bale weights, speed and continuity to meet all company requirements. Futher all models feature a user-friendly display showing:

  • Flow chart (of pressing process)

  • Information and technical data for operators (fill level, oil temperature etc.

  • Error messages with notes for remedy, tips etc.

The fully automatic APK-F60 features a 22 kW drive for 600 kN pressure force, producing 1100 x 750 x 1200 mm bale sizes.

Further technical advantages:

  • The reinforced system with retaining claws ensures free filling space and reliable PLC control guarantees trouble-free continuous operation.

  • The Austropressen Drillfix automatic wire tying system will use 9-fold cross binding (4 x horizontal and 5 x vertical) to perfectly wrap each bale.

  • Depending on material, bale weights up to 450 kg will be achieved. High stability and optimal bale shape will allow up to three bales of stacking height. This guarantees maximum utilisation of truck and container transport capacities.

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