We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our international offering following a key promotion at our Istanbul office.

Vanden’s Turkish arm, trading as Vanden Polimer Geri Donusum A.S., has appointed Beril Baykal Yeşilırmak as technical director.

Beril joined the company two years ago as business development manager, but already has a wealth of experience and industry knowledge in the chemical manufacturing and plastics sectors.

With an extensive career history in the technical and R&D side of the plastic industry, working with raw materials, through to recycled plastic, Beril will play a critical role in building Vanden’s technical infrastructure for all of global business divisions.

With a firm vision in place for Vanden’s technical department, Beril is ready to rise to the challenges around recycling plastic and meeting content targets.

She said: “Our technical capabilities are far reaching, with initial lab investments already in place, these services will be available to all our suppliers and customers.

“Vanden’s unique position will remain, enabling our team to support both sides of the business from waste right through to product at each step.”

She added: “The future is full of opportunities, and worldwide, Vanden will be the pioneer, setting the standards in the area of plastic recycling – where there is a lot of confusion right now.

“Our laboratory capabilities will service those customers and suppliers in the UK, Turkey, Hong Kong and other locations. Working closely with our customers with regards to their ongoing opportunities and with new projects, supplying the right recycled materials with alternative solutions is the key for us.

Introducing recycled plastics and taking an innovative approach is another passion of Vanden’s. We are happy to work hand in hand with the industry leaders, universities, institutions to support increase recycling and find better solutions to enhance performance of the usage of recyclables.”

Vanden Recycling CEO, Damien van Leuven said: “Beril’s move into this role further signifies our commitment to delivering an end to end solution for waste plastics. Being able to collect the scrap materials and carefully manage their lifecycle all the way to a finished product is a core capability we are developing across all our locations and across multiple polymer types”

Beril answers questions on overcoming challenges faced when using recycling plastic and meeting content target. Click here for the full Q&A.

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