company history

Upcycling to the next level – the history of a revolutionary innovation in plastics upcycling

MAS was found­ed in 2006 by the inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned recy­cling pio­neer Hel­muth Schulz. Hel­muth Schulz, with over 40 years’ worth of expe­ri­ence in plas­tics machine man­u­fac­tur­ing, realised that the then mar­ket-wide estab­lished recy­cling machin­ery wasn’t able to suf­fi­cient­ly cov­er the qual­i­ty stan­dards of the future of recy­cling.

He devel­oped the idea for the (patent­ed) tech­nol­o­gy of con­ic twin-screw extru­sion, one of the most impor­tant inno­va­tions in the mechan­ics of recy­cling in recent decades.

First development steps

The chal­lenge was to per­fect­ly com­bine the very high qual­i­ty-stan­dard of twin-screw extrud­ers with the expec­ta­tions for a machine in a recy­cling envi­ron­ment. The result – the con­ic, con­cur­rent twin-screw extrud­er – remains the trend­set­ter in twin-screw recy­cling to this day.

The first con­ic co-rota­tor was devel­oped and built by Hel­muth Schulz in coop­er­a­tion with tech­ni­cians and a small man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­ny. 2008 saw the very first pro­duc­tion of gran­u­late on an extru­sion line with a con­ic, con­cur­rent twin-screw extrud­er.

Continuous evolution

The tech­nol­o­gy and scope of appli­ca­tion of the machine have been con­tin­u­al­ly devel­oped fur­ther ever since. The appli­ca­tion of this tech­nol­o­gy for re-com­pound­ing – the high­ly effi­cient recy­cling and simul­ta­ne­ous upcy­cling of raw mate­r­i­al by adding addi­tives and fill­ing mate­r­i­al in a machine – was a major mile­stone for the company’s growth. The prod­uct port­fo­lio has been con­sis­tent­ly expand­ed to include tech­ni­cal­ly high-qual­i­ty patent­ed machines, such as the con­tin­u­ous MAS melt fil­ter and the MAS degassing extrud­er for high-per­for­mance degassing.


Dri­ven by this spir­it of inno­va­tion, MAS has grown into the tech­no­log­i­cal­ly lead­ing inter­na­tion­al provider of tai­lor-made solu­tions for effi­cient, high-qual­i­ty upcy­cling of plas­tics from raw mate­r­i­al to gran­u­late it is today. The high flex­i­bil­i­ty of the machines and equip­ment has led to a very diverse scope of appli­ca­tions. MAS machin­ery is used glob­al­ly and suc­cess­ful­ly in many appli­ca­tions, from the pro­cess­ing of com­mon poly­olefins to the pro­cess­ing of engi­neer­ing plas­tics and spe­cial appli­ca­tions. MAS is always fac­ing new chal­lenges in com­plex appli­ca­tion areas.

MAS – A family business

MAS is a fam­i­ly-owned com­pa­ny in the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion:Mrs. Katha­ri­na Schulz took over as own­er of MAS in 2017. Thus, the com­pa­ny also shows con­ti­nu­ity in the own­er­ship struc­ture.

The num­ber of employ­ees and the pro­duc­tion site are con­stant­ly being expand­ed at our loca­tion in Aus­tria. At the head office of MAS, we com­bine knowhow for solu­tion-ori­ent­ed tech­ni­cal sales and dis­tri­b­u­tion, elec­tri­cal and mechan­i­cal con­struc­tion and devel­op­ment, soft­ware devel­op­ment and process tech­nol­o­gy, with the pro­duc­tion of machines and equip­ment. We are proud to have estab­lished a core work­force of employ­ees with long-term job tenure.

Over the years we have expand­ed inter­na­tion­al­ly with local part­ners for dis­tri­b­u­tion and tech­ni­cal equip­ment sup­port.

The spir­it of inno­va­tion, pur­pose­ful­ness, sus­tain­able growth, and trust­wor­thi­ness to our part­ners have all left their mark on the his­to­ry of MAS, and are the foun­da­tion on which we con­tin­ue to shape the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the com­pa­ny. We strive to con­tin­u­ous­ly improve in all aspects to make the part­ner­ship even more attrac­tive for our cus­tomers.