“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.”

News 05-08-2021

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.

News 29-07-2021

PCR: 100% Recycled Plastic

We are very aware of our great responsibility for production of plastic packaging products. That is why we take measures to keep the impact of our packaging on the living environment as responsible as possible.

News 22-07-2021

Injection moulding explained

With a range of 0.3 to 61 liter packaging, we offer a wide range of packaging in various forms such as round, rectangular and square. In addition to these standard solutions, we also offer tailor-made solutions.

Whitepaper 23-06-2021

Whitepaper: Traceability

In addition to the fact that traceability in the food industry is mandatory, it is also important in other production chains to follow where raw materials come from. This certainly also applies to our packaging containers.


Sustainable Alfix packaging

Since the year 2000, Alfix, producer of tile adhesives and more, has been proactively minimizing its impact on the environment for both production and their products. But the packaging in which the products are packed must also be sustainable, according to the company in Kolding.


New: More energy efficient injection moulding machine

Last week we welcomed our new BMB injection moulding machine to our machinery. After assembling and preparing in Italy, everything is now being prepared to reinforce and modernise our current machinery in Haaksbergen.

News 19-03-2021

BRC AA status again awarded to Dijkstra Plastics

Subsequent to our recent audit, which was carried out in line with the BRC Packaging Standard, we have once again been awarded the highest attainable AA status for both our locations, at Almelo and Haaksbergen. We’re extremely proud to announce this news, and are very much looking forward to when circumstances in relation to the coronavirus once again permit us to welcome visitors to our wonderful factories.

Events 03-03-2021

Day 5: The future of packaging

We all know a dramatic shift must take place in the world due to the climate issue. In 30 years’ time we will no longer be using crude oil as the basis for plastic packaging. Remy is telling us more about the future of packaging industries.

Events 02-03-2021

Day 4: Endless possibilities In Mould Labelling Technology

Today Joram is telling us more about In-Mould Labeling Technology (IML). What does IML stand for, how is it made and what are the solutions within IML?

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