Plastics Recycling Articles

  • Oil and grease in waste water

    Determination of oil and grease in waste water according to Standard Methods AWWA 5520 This Application Note describes the extraction and determination of oil and grease from waste water samples following Standard Methods 5520 part D (Soxhlet Extraction Method). “Oil and grease” is defined as any material recovered as a substance soluble in the solvent. Therefore, compounds ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Spain - Copper’ recovery from plastic, 3000 kg/h input - Case Study

    Customer: Josè Jareno Country: Spain Machinery: LINE Double Guidetti line composed by 2 refiners Turbo625/4 and 2 separators Robi151, with production up to 1200 kg/h, to totally recover all the copper present in the plastic waste after cables’ recycling processes. Indicated for all working plants of the competition ...


    By Guidetti Recycling S.r.l.

  • United States - Copper recovery (tailings processing) - Case Study

    Country: United States Machinery: Copper/plastic recycling line, multiple-separation line A big Guidetti line consisting of 4 refiners and separators with production up to 5 ton/h. It allows the recovery of all copper in tailings, coming from cables’ processing lines. Advantages: - Total copper recovery - Higher ...


    By Guidetti Recycling S.r.l.

  • Morocco - Cables’ recycling from industrial waste - Case Study

    Customer: COFICAB Country: Morocco Machinery: RECYCLING LINE FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC CABLES In the cables’ manufacturer field, this Guidetti line composed by PMG400 pre-shredder and the newest Sincro315mill, with production up to 150 kg/h, allows the recycling of cables coming from industrial waste, recovering both copper and ...


    By Guidetti Recycling S.r.l.

  • A Closer Look | NOV 2017 Sebright Products with Gary Brinkman

    Sebright Products, a family owned and operated company, got its start in 1984, according to Gary Brinkmann, the company’s director of multinational sales. At the beginning, the company built compactors. Now, it’s “one of the most innovative manufacturers of waste and recycling equipment in the entire world,” Brinkman said. “We are a solution designer that ...


    By Sebright Products, Inc.

  • Product Spotlight – The ExtractPack Vertical Baler

    The Perfect Solution for An Industry Niche Bottling facilities, retail centers, and distributors all face the challenge of what to do with out-of-date product.  This becomes particularly difficult when that product is in liquid form and the containers are made of plastic or metal.  The conventional method of manually draining liquid from bottles or cans is very time ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • ROWL recycles tons of plastic with a baler on a trailer - Case Study

    In Lewistown, Montana, a town of just 5,000 people, the community is gathering once a month and making a difference. Before Recycle Our Waste Lewistown (ROWL) was started nearly 3 years ago, there was no place locally for people to recycle their plastic. This was bothersome to Rosemary ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Kingdom Centre in Riyadh is top-to-bottom with recycling and waste management equipment - Case Study

    In the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is the eye-catching Kingdom Centre.  The Kingdom Centre is considered the most luxurious building in the region. It is 65 stories tall and is the third tallest sky scraper in the country of Saudi Arabia. It includes a mall with hundreds of stores, a connected Four Seasons Riyadh Hotel, offices, apartments, ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Vertical baler enables Laos recycling company to ship 10x more! - Case Study

    A Success Story – Mouang Khong Environmental Group This past year, the Mouang Khong Environmental Group from Ban Khinak, in the Champasak Province of Laos, identified a need to reduce waste hauling fees related to their recycling efforts.  Mouang Khong Environmental recycles large quantities of cardboard, PET bottles, mixed plastics, aluminum cans, and various metals. Harmony ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Value-driven recycling at Fareway Stores - Case Study

    With 100 grocery stores across Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Nebraska, maintaining the recycling and trash for Fareway Stores is no easy task. But they have the equipment, systems, and staff in place to make it efficient. Leo Hickey, who has been responsible for the “In Store” maintenance since 1993 explains, “Each of the 100 Fareway Stores has one ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • How waste and recycling are separated at the French Open - Case Study

    Once again, the French Open (Roland-Garros) is setting new standards in sustainability and recycling! Over the past few years, the French Tennis Federation and Roland Garros have aimed to increase awareness of recycling and ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Recycling center uses automatic baler for greener revenues - Case Study

    This isn’t your ordinary recycling center, because it isn’t an ordinary person running it.  Terry Buenzow has been the Department Manager of Winneshiek County Recycling Department  since early 2000. Terry is enthusiastic about recycling and it shows. Prior to coming to the Winneshiek County Recycling, Terry was the purchasing ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Ten Questions to Answer Before Buying a Baler

    How Do You Know When You Need a Baler? Business owners and facilities managers can easily tell when it is time to purchase a baler.  Commodities like cardboard, aluminum, paper, textiles, plastics, and non-ferrous metals can accumulate and create unsafe work environments.  It is expensive to pay waste haulers to take these items away with the rest of the trash.  It is also ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Taking advantage of production waste - Case Study

    Recycling areas: Various scrap Company name: KME (Serravalle Copper Tubes) Located: Serravalle Scrivia (Alessandria), Italy Founded: 1886 Employees: 5700 KME is a leading global fabricator of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products. Each year 405.000 tons of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products (excluding copper wire) are produced. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • Why we need to recycle plastic

    In a recent article for Forbes, Trevor Nace, geologist, adventurer, and founder of Science Trends, expressed his concern about not recycling plastic. Worldwide people buy a million plastic ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Wood here, plastic there ... Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse

    Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse; these are the types of interventions that are helping many construction companies in public and private sector whilst in almost total absence of new built. These are usually small activities which are ideally suited for construction companies specialized on restructuring and refurbishment sites; in many occasions the total removal of obsolete buildings ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Surface water polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in urban areas of Nanjing, China

    The concentration, sources and environmental risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface water in urban areas of Nanjing were investigated. The range of ∑16PAHs concentration is between 4,076 and 29,455 ng/L, with a mean of 17,212 ng/L. The composition of PAHs indicated that 2- and 3-ring PAHs have the highest proportion in all PAHs, while the 5- and 6-ring PAHs were the least ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Aluminium Scrap Decoating US Granules (USA) 2001

    HCl emissions reduced from 1000mg/Nm3 to 5mg/Nm3.  Process: To recover aluminium scrap from plastic foil. A Glosfume high temperature ceramic filter system replaced an existing bag filter that had suffered severe corrosion. This was due to being operated at low temperatures, combined with extremely high HCl levels, during aluminium scrap decoating. Lime injection ...


    By Glosfume

  • Orwak baler serves huge distribution center in Hawaii - Case study

    Golden State Foods (GSF) is one of the largest food service suppliers in the world. The GSF distribution center Waipahu in Hawaii is supplying products to all McDonald’s and Starbucks stores in the Hawaiian islands. The large distribution center, 40,000 sq. feet in size, has a central location on the island Oahu. ...


    By Orwak AB

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