“My name is Job and I am a third-year mechanical engineering student at the Windesheim Zwolle and have been doing an internship at Dijkstra Plastics since February. I am 22 years old and living in Ambt-Delden. During my education I got interested in the plastics industry. By Googling for a suitable company, I found Dijkstra Plastics. Within Dijkstra I am involved in research into the possibilities regarding PCR. PCR stands for post-consumer recycled, in other words: the raw material has already been used by the consumer and is reused for production. It is an interesting and broad research into sustainable raw material for the future.
I hope to complete my research/internship, hopefully with a nice grade, in June. I have one more college year to go after that. The last year is all about doing internships and graduations again.
After that, I hope to get to work, but I don’t know exactly what I’d like. However, it is clear to me that the plastics processing industry is certainly a field with which I have an affinity. I would therefore also recommend to other students who are more focused on technology to also look into the plastic. Plastic is still a relatively young material and the industry is still packed with possibilities. Would I recommend my education? Yes, it is a very broad education where you get acquainted with the different branches within technique.
Besides my studies and internships, I like to make time for hobbies and other activities. For example, I play football twice a week at VV Bentelo and I am the drummer in the band Blueshoes. In addition, I am a member of the board of Eleven and board member of the Easter Party. I’m not usually bored. Unfortunately, not much is possible now, but every disadvantage has its advantage… Because now I have more time for my studies.”
FIRE-OFF: our new start-up for circular plastic production
We are proud to announce that we have started a new start-up to make the production of recycled plastic buckets circular: FIRE-OFF. On the initiative of Dijkstra Plastics, painting companies, the hospitality industry and festival organisations are personally approached to save empty buckets and to hand them in at the weekly FIRE-OFF pick-up point.
Exhibitions: Fachpack & Scanpack
Dijkstra Plastics exhibits at FachPack and Scanpack! ?
At Dijkstra Plastics we undertake daily efforts in order to turn the plastic packaging chain into a circular chain. We would like to share our solutions for sustainable packaging buckets and our circular mission with you. Furthermore, we would like to discuss what your company could do to contribute to a circular plastic packaging chain. At the FachPack and Scanpack we will tell you more about it!
Plastic bottle caps are worth money!
We have donated buckets for the Oogappeltjes Foundation and KNGF Guide Dog Foundation. These buckets are placed in supermarkets, and customers can fill them with their plastic bottle caps. KNGF receives a fee per kilo of caps. We truly enjoy contributing to such a wonderful initiative!
Dijkstra Plastics is celebrating its 45th birthday!
Today – Thursday 14 April 2022 - Dijkstra Plastics is celebrating its 45th birthday! And that’s something we are proud of!
Watch the Christmas video of 2021!
Whatever the new year may bring, we will continue to give it our all, together! We wish you happy holidays and a prosperous 2022!
Packaging Innovations 2021
The Packaging Innovations will take place on the 17th and 18th of November in the Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam. After missing out on meeting with you, due to the corona pandemic we look forward meeting you at this fair! After participating at the Kunststoffenbeurs we gladly see you at our stand D117 at the Packaging Innovations.
Test Centre: Trailer
We will be uploading a new series of video’s. The first episode is about ready and will soon be available. Keep an eye on our channel and socials!
Powerhouse in packaging
Vitafy is a supplier of sports nutrition and is the company behind the know brand Bodylab Whey. Their range of packaging containers from Dijkstra Plastics keeps growing.
In-Mould Labelling (IML)
Dijkstra Plastics is one of the largest producers of packaging containers and together with our label partners we can provide the vast majority of our range with In Mould Label printing.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC)introduced this certification programme in 1998. The programme focuses on food safety and quality within an organisation. A company is tested on more than 300 aspects to check to what extent it meets the standard that is set. A rating indicates to what degree a company complies with the GSFI-recognised standard of the BRC.
Aspects such as traceability, cleanliness, operational control, training and management of suppliers are included, which together form the basis of the BRC. Thanks to the name that the BRC has built up, it has been a reputable name in the world of certification programmes for years and we are proud to be able to show our results within this programme.
The FSSC 22000 Standard has been created through Stichting Certificatie Voedselveiligheid (SCV). As a food-oriented version of the ISO 22000 Standard, this certification programme has been set up as a global guideline in food safety and quality within various industries. This standard is aimed at the entire production chain and as such, it is ideally suited for international harmonisation, partly thanks to the recognition by the GFSI. In addition to its connection with ISO 22000, the FSSC 22000 has many comparisons with the HACCP criteria, making it an attractive variant with the best of both worlds from these programmes. Thanks to the internationally accepted nature of the FSSC and the chain-wide approach within this certification programme, we recognise a strong food safety management system in this standard.