German companies Brüggemann and Fraunhofer LBF have joined forces to successfully tackle one of the seemingly insurmountable problems of plastics recycling. During their lifetime, plastic articles are subjected to thermal oxidation and photo-oxidation, which can create enough damage to prevent them from being recycled into high-quality products. In order to overcome this problem, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Darmstadt, have developed new stabilizer systems to improve the properties of polyolefin recyclates, especially those made of polypropylene and polyethylene. These pioneering stabilizers are capable of reducing the effects of previous damage to such an extent that recycled materials become suitable for processing into sophisticated molded products. In its ongoing development, Fraunhofer LBF is collaborating closely with L. Brüggemann GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of tailor-made high-performance additives for engineering plastics, who will also be responsible for production and worldwide distribution.