film recycling Articles

  • Recycling of Pre-consumer Plastic Film

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    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Film producer enhances recycling program with rotary batch mixers

    OMNOVA Solutions significantly improved recycling capabilities at its plant in Auburn, Pennsylvania by investing in rotary batch mixers from Munson Machinery Co. Inc., NY. OMNOVA supplies printed flexible and rigid films to commercial and residential product makers for flat and three-dimensional (3D) lamination to wood, metal, particle board and substrates used in high-end and commodity ...

  • New for old – the film cycle case study

    Plastic belongs, among glass, paper and aluminum, to the most common materials when it comes to recycling. Hammerl, headquartered in Gemmrigheim (Germany) proves impressively how profitable and resource-friendly it is to recover PE film. For a year now, the company is capable of producing its own PE granulate from film scrap by using the most modern size reduction equipment. This granulate can ...


    By WEIMA

  • Environmentally friendly and energy-saving drying of PE film

    Folldal Gjenvinning saves between 100 and 150 kW / h per production line by pre-drying washed plastic film in a RUNI Screw Compactor. Folldal Gjenvinning, a division of Norfolier Norge AS, is one of Scandinavia’s largest recyclers of plastic film. With its latest production expansion, the division’s annual capacity has reached 15,000 tons of PE granulate reclaimed from used plastic ...


    By RUNI A/S

  • Environmentally friendly and energy-saving drying of PE film

    Folldal Gjenvinning saves between 100 and 150 kW / h per production line by pre-drying washed plastic film in a RUNI Screw Compactor. Folldal Gjenvinning, a division of Norfolier Norge AS, is one of Scandinavia’s largest recyclers of plastic film. With its latest production expansion, the division’s annual capacity has reached 15,000 tons of PE granulate reclaimed from used plastic ...


    By RUNI A/S

  • Film waste? Don`t take it to the landfill - Case Study

    Recently, True Plastics Recycling, based in Carrollton, Texas, successfully commissioned a new recycling system, consisting of a WEIMA WLK 20 Jumbo single-shaft shredder and a Gamma Meccanica GM 180 recycling system to reuse industrial film. In 2012, Mike Largent, a young entrepreneur, established his own company in Carrollton, North-East of the Texan metropolis Dallas, the center of the US oil ...


    By WEIMA

  • Introducting a New Media for Fixed-Film Treatment in Decentralized Wastewater Systems

    ABSTRACTBoth naturally occurring and artificial media have been used to treat wastewater in small community settings. Systems using naturally occurring media include sand filters and peatbased biofilters. Artificial media include open cell foam, textiles, and plastics. All the above operate as fixed-film systems, in that attached growth microorganisms are encouraged to colonize and reproduce in ...

  • Testing the barrier performance of metallized polymer films for permeation of oxygen and water vapour

    General Vacuum in Lancashire, now part of the Bobst Group have been designing and building large industrial vacuum roll coaters for use in optical, electrical and general packaging applications since 1996. Aluminium metallized polymer films can be used in packaging applications where there are a number of requirements including barrier protection (WVTR, OTR etc.).  This type of packaging has ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • FLOTTWEG SORTICANTER® for Plastic recycling

    How many times each day do you use something made out of plastic? From a toothbrush to a soda pop bottle, from a grocery bag to a garden hose, plastics are part of our daily life. Needless to mention the huge amount of waste plastics generated in the industry. You probably know that plastics are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. When plastics are thrown away, they become part of the ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Plastic Recycling Facts

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful productsAccording to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Below list some ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Recycling Balers And Types

    Recycling balers are an important asset to the recycling efforts. There are several different kinds of balers that can be used depending on the purpose and type of material that need to be recycled. It is important to not only learn about the different types of balers, but also to understand their functioning.  What ...

  • No Such Thing As Non-Recyclable

    From utilizing recyclable materials to finding productive uses for waste, sustainability efforts have come a long way in the manufacturing industry in recent years. However, some materials still prove to be very difficult to recycle. When a major Packaging Manufacturer found themselves with an abundance of waste material and no clear solution, they called on Northstar Recycling for help. ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • Size reduction of thin films (BOPP / BOPET etc.), heat sensitive materials, tapes, etc.

    NEUE HERBOLD SMV series granulators are specially designed for all universal types of applications. Through simple modification the SMV series granulators can be used for massive start-up lumps and purgings, massive profiles and general plastic scrap with extremely wall thicknesses. Also size reduction of voluminous hollow parts such as containers and crates. The SMV series is designed for ...

  • FILM RELEASE: New Story of Stuff Project movie demands a ‘Green Moore’s Law’ in the Electronics Industry

    Why “Designed for the Dump” is Toxic for People and the Planet SAN FRANCISCO, CA – At midnight Pacific on November 9th, The Story of Stuff Project will release The Story of Electronics, an 8-minute animated movie, at www.storyofelectronics.org. Hosted by Annie Leonard, the creator of the hit viral video The Story of Stuff, the film takes on the electronics industry’s ...

  • East coast metal treatment facility recycles wastewater

    Evaporator/Crystallizer Solves Pollution Problems The Facility A major industrial Fortune 500 company manufactures armored-tracked vehicles for the U.S. Army. The plant is located in York County, Pennsylvania. The Problem Aluminum and steel assemblies and parts undergo chemical dip and spray treatments before painting. The ...

  • Plastics Recycler Increases Capacity with WEIMA Shredder

    Aqua Plastics, Inc., a plastic recycler located in Hickory, North Carolina, integrated a WEIMA WL(K) 15 into their recycling line in 2006. Since then, they have experienced the benefits of a high-quality shredder that can process a wide variety of plastic scrap in large volumes. A WEIMA WL(K) 15 shredder was installed at the front of the recycling line from the beginning. It wasn’t until ...


  • New PET recycling plant at PFR Nord

    The Mensing Unternehmensgruppe in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost 10 million Euros in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the new foundation of the PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenweststedt, where almost 30 new workplaces have been created. Altogether, the Mensing Group, which also includes the AFA Nord GmbH and the TM Recycling ...

  • Plastic Recycling in beautiful South Carolina case study

    Palmetto Synthetics currently manages multiple production lines at their Kingstree, South Carolina facility. With their in-house equipment, Palmetto Synthetics has the capability to produce specialty fibers from 1.5 to 2000 denier with greater efficiency and consistency. Having such specialized equipment enables Palmetto Synthetics the opportunity to custom design the right fiber type, right ...


    By WEIMA

  • An Infrastructure Grows · Decentralized Treatment and Recycling Domestic Wastewater

    THE TERM, “decentralized waste-water management,” refers to the process of treating and discharging treated wastewater in the local vicinity where it is generated. Decentralized systems typically use the soil as the final receptor of the treated wastewater instead of discharging to surface waters, which are generally the receptors of treated wastewater from larger centralized treatment plants. ...


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