plastic recycling operation Articles

  • Blazing the plastics recycling trail

    In the past year, MBA Polymers has opened two facilities showcasing its high-tech recycling process for plastics from end-of-life durable goods. Those plants, in China and Austria, are just the beginning for this plastics recycling pioneer; over the next two years, the company is hoping to announce at least one additional facility in Europe as well as the development of another operation in Asia. ...

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Recycling of Pre-consumer Plastic Film

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    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Plastic Recycling Industry - Case Study

    Introduction Bottle Recycling has been on the uprise for a number of decades. As the global community becomes more aware of the practices and benefits of reuse and recycling of plastics, they are also demanding that better controls be put in place by the manufacturers, corporations, environmental agencies and end users. This promotes these groups to look toward new technologies that are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Environmentally Friendly Recycling Process for Plastics and Rubber Recovery

     Abstract A quantized converter of the potential energy of a fluid or a free-flowing mass located in a natural or an artificial storage, which should always be situated at a higher level than the aforementioned converter in the accepted geodesic coordinate system. In contrast to the known converters, such as the water runner (turbine), operating in continuous regime and transforming ...


  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 4 – New operators on an established plastics recycling plant

    Training a team of new operators on an established waste polymer processing plant following extensive modifications to the process. Challenge: Not all of the new machinery had been installed. The separation and refining equipment used complex processing techniques not widely used in the sector. The trainees were new recruits with no prior knowledge of ...

  • Hanbury Plastic Recycling – Stoke on Trent, UK case study

    CUSTOMER HPR Limited creates high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting co-mingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams of high purity since 2011. HPR Limited process 40,000 tonnes/year of mixed kerbside collected plastic material. SITUATION HPR were looking for a solution to sort efficiently ...

  • CANDI Plastic opts for new QR-class for material recycling

    First real-life application for the UNTHA QR-class: In July this year, CANDI Plastic Recycling began using a QR1700 shredder for ...

  • Increased centrifuge throughput in plastic recycling with innovative screw conveyor - Case Study

    The challenge: Improve productivity and reduce downtime at recycling centrifuge ...

  • Aluminum Recycling

    The Customer The Company is one of the largest producers of aluminum. They conduct business worldwide and serve the aerospace, automotive, building, construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, oil & gas, packaging and industrial products & services markets. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. ...

  • Plastics Separation in Compost

    Untitled Document Operators say their number one contamination problem is plastic - small, large and in-between - in the compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Size Reduction of Technical Plastics– Two-Stage Operations more Efficient than Single-Stage

    At HKR Kunststoffe GmbH in Langenbeutingen, technical plastics such as ABS, PBT, PC, POM, but primarily PA 6, PA 6.6, PA 12, PPA, LCP, etc. – particularly glass fibre reinforced types – are processed into high-grade regranulate. These materials accumulate as production waste in the plastics processing industry in the form of start-up chunks, sprues, rejects, etc. They are treated in two-stage ...


  • Recycling all kinds of plastic waste: Lindner‘s tailor-made re-grinding line boosts output and growth for Winco Plastics - Case Study

    Winco Plastics, North Aurora, IL/USA, a subdivision of Winco Trading (is one of the largest full service plastic recycling companies in the Midwest with 30 years’ experience. After purchasing a Lindner re-grinding line including a Micromat Plus 2500 pre-shredding system and an LG 1500-800 grinder, Winco have significantly increased their plastics waste handling capacity, making them one of ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Could incinerating the plastic mountain be an answer?

    Energy from waste has its appeal China’s decision to ban its recycling operations for foreign plastics has suddenly caused a massive problem for the UK government.  Up until recently, Britain has been shipping up to 500,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in China every year, which is about 25% of our total plastics waste.  Now that trade has ceased and already the problem ...

  • Start recycling PET strap

    Sweed has taken the design of their standard Model 450 Scrap Chopper and improved it to be faster and more powerful. This chopper is becoming a staple for companies processing large amounts of plastic or PET banding; many of them have the Turbo located at each receiving area (or other places in the plant where the plastic banding is generated). This new high-speed version is known as the Model ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • The Newton, IA Landfill: A Smooth Operation

    The Newton, IA landfill sta rted out as an old strip mine in 1945. When it first was created, trash was dumped at the site and whenever it was needed, the garbage was set on fire and pushed into the old strip mine. As the rules have changed throughout the years, the dump was transitioned into a sanitary landfill in the late 1960s. However, at that time the trash would still pile up and would not ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The rise of the Fuxing recycling empire

    Yulin Wang is a typical example of the new generation of young but passionate Chinese entrepreneurs. In just 10 years, he has built something of a recycling empire comprising plastics, paper and metals interests. His Hangzhou Fuxing group of companies has its headquarters in the Chinese town of Hangzhou but also operates plants in Europe and Turkey. The word ‘workaholic’ could have been invented ...


    By Recycling International

  • coat hanger recycling

    A new FREE coat hanger recycling scheme has been launched by Cheshire based 300 Recycling Ltd.  A spokesman for the company confirmed that the plant is now fully operational and is fully mechanised and can process over 3 tonnes of coat hangers per hour.  The other advantages are no segregation is required as ALL types of coat hangers are shredded into small pieces and cleaned of all ...


    By 300 Recycling Ltd

  • 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

  • Curbside vs. return-to-retail for plastic bags

    Some materials are a natural fit for Ontario's blue box system, with its ever-increasing mechanization, and some are not. A study of plastic film recycling in Ontario has placed that particular material in the latter category and has concluded that promoting in-store programs can lead to higher recovery, better material quality and lower costs. The Plastic Film Collection and Processing Study was ...

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