Herrmann Ultraschall supports ocean cleanup initiative

As part of the „Herrmann Cares,” the 2022 Christmas donation of 10,000 euros will go to the non-profit organization The Ocean Cleanup to remove plastic waste from the oceans.


“With our ultrasonics welding technology, we can contribute to a functioning circular economy. But we know that many plastic products are still not disposed of properly and end up in the environment instead,” says CEO Thomas Herrmann, explaining the motivation behind the donation. „That’s why we want to help recover this valuable raw material to prevent damage to the environment.”

The Ocean Cleanup uses a specially developed collection system for the extraction. With the help of the ocean current, plastic pieces ranging in size from several meters to a few millimeters can be collected without disturbing local ecosystems. The collected plastic will be recycled and reused for new products. Currently, the systems are primarily used to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but are expected to help eliminate plastic waste globally in the future.


By 2040, The Ocean Cleanup aims to collect 90 percent of marine garbage floating on the surface.
Photo: The Ocean Cleanup


About Herrmann

As a specialist in ultrasonic welding of plastics, packaging materials, nonwovens and non-ferrous metals, Herrmann has been developing safe and efficient welding systems for over 60 years. This results in over 2,000 successfully implemented welding solutions each year. With the services of Herrmann Engineering, more than 600 employees excite customers all over the world. The guiding principle „BONDING – MORE THAN MATERIALS” stands for a respectful and reliable collaboration. In this way, Herrmann ensures a sustainable and economical welding process in the long term as a trusted advisor.