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Recycling & scrap reclaim.

Recycling and reclamation are once again hot technologies--this time because of high resin prices. Grinders are getting bigger with more horsepower for higher throughputs. A lot of new equipment is designed to reclaim traditionally difficult film and fiber scrap. There are also new ways to separate and recover even small amounts of high-value resins from medical and micro molding and from two-shot overmolding.

There are also lots of new exhibitors, including 13 from China and three from Taiwan. There are also U.S. firms with a Chinese connection, like Avian USA showing grinders built in Shanghai.

Tackling difficult reclaim

NGR-Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen from Germany is exhibiting X:Gran, the world's largest one-step recycling line, able to convert whole bales of fiber, raffia, non-woven, or carpet scrap into pellets. Hosokawa Polymer Systems will show a photo of the world's largest grinder: 600 hp with 10-ft cutting chamber for biax film scrap.

Many reclaim lines at NPE offer new feeding mechanisms or higher torque for film and fiber. For example, American Kuhne will introduce its AKlaim ram stuffer. Higher torque also helps: Granutech-Saturn has twin-shaft drives with up to 39,000 ft-lb of combined torque, possibly the industry's highest. Vecoplan's new shredder combines a gearless permanent-magnet torque motor with patented SureCut rotor to double throughput of film and fiber while using only 20% as much energy as a conventional shredder.

Republic Machine will show a new RMI SecondCut shredder that eliminates wrapping of fibrous material. Weima has a new WL series of shredders for woven and non-woven scrap. Davis-Standard is developing a new cascade dual-extruder line for high output of low-bulk density film and fiber. And Osprey is showing a new line of film grinders.

Getecha is showing a micro-granulator for runners from micromolding. Cumberland and Size Reduction Specialists offer new granulators with dust containment to reclaim medical molding scrap in clean rooms.

Moditec is introducing a device to protect granulators from even small bits of tramp metal. If a bed knife contacts metal, it completes an electrical circuit and causes a shutdown in 40 millisec. Bunting Magnetics has new drawer magnets able to catch metal bits too small to be seen.

For multi-material separation, Eriez Magnetics will demonstrate its new Polymag system that uses a magnetic additive in one resin component. (It's also marketed by AEC, Cumberland, and Sterling.) Hamos GmbH will discuss electrostatic separation of dual materials at the stand of Bunting Magnetics.

Exhibitor Listings

Includes granulators, shredders, densifiers, pulverizers, and systems for both in-plant scrap reclaim and post-consumer or post-industrial recycling. New developments appear in boldface type.

ADVANCED EXTRUDER TECHNOLOGIES (AET)

Booth 4372

Offers dual-diameter extruders for recycling with stuffers/crammers.

AEC INC.

Booth 1802

Showcasing new GP2400 Series of low-heat central granulators for large parts and purgings. Side rotating discs reduce frictional heat on end plates. Also displaying seven Marathon Series granulators and two press-side granulators (GP 1200 and 1600). Marketing Eriez Magnetics' new Polymag System for separating multi-material regrind by means of a magnetic additive in one of the materials.

AMERICAN KUHNE INC.

Booth 6139

First showing of new AKlaim Ram Stuffer for low-bulk-density reclaim.

AMUT NORTH AMERICA

Booth 4375

Will show video of its latest PET bottle recycling system.

ARTEC

Booth 9946 (Exhibiting with DMT Technology)

Austrian firm manufactures grinders, washing systems, and filtering extruders.

ASSOCIATION OF POSTCONSUMER PLASTIC RECYCLERS

Booth 7149

Trade organization for recyclers.

AUTOGRIND

Booth 2249 (Exhibiting with Universal Dynamics)

Showing two AutoGrind g-p grinders (GPG-1536 and GPG-910) with sound-proofing, swing-away blower, cyclone, and staggered knives.

AVALONG TECHNOLOGY CO.

Booth 276 (Exhibiting with Taiwan External Trade Development Council)

Offers pulverizers, granulators, and granulator knives.

AVIAN U.S.A. LLC

Booth 5987

Showing rotary grinders with German-style engineering built in Shanghai.

LUIGI BANDERA COSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE

Booth 8345

Italian firm is presenting plants for direct extrusion of around 5000 lb/hr of PET sheet from 80% to 90% post-consumer bottle flake without predrying, using co-rotating twin-screw extruder with multiple vents.

B+B ANLAGENBAU GMBH

Booth 5898

Introducing dry cleaning system for plastic waste. Produces complete recycling plants with grinders, cold and hot washers, separation tanks, and dryers.

BKG GMBH

Booth 4668 (Exhibiting with Kreyenborg)

First showing of new crystallizing pelletizer for PET with cutting heads ranging from lab size to 30,000 lb/hr.

BUNTING MAGNETICS CO.

Booth 4609

Introducing low-profile machine-mounted separator to remove all types of metal contaminants. Mounts between hopper and barrel throat. Also launching Neo FF Series drawer magnet with high strength neodymium magnets, able to pick up fines not visible to the eye.

CARTER DAY INTERNATIONAL

Booth 5139 (Exhibiting in the Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Makes aspiration and "Scalperator" dedusting systems, hammer mills, air-swept pulverizers, granulators for rubber bales, and shredders.

C.B. MANUFACTURING & SALES

Booth 4423

Supplies grinder knives and sharpening services. Introducing CB Sharpening Systems, a training program to reduce knife-sharpening costs.

CLEVELAND VIBRATOR CO.

Booth 4985

Demonstrating EMBS Ball Deck Screener to classify pellets or regrind.

COMMODORE MACHINE CO, INC.

Booth 3120

Offers central and under-press grinders for PS foam scrap.

CONAIR

Booths 2049

Introducing NCR press-side granulators in two sizes with 18 staggered knives and two bed knives. Exhibiting central and press-side granulators.

CRESSWOOD RECYCLING SYSTEMS

Booth 9025

Exhibiting low-speed, single-shaft shredder, model HF 5340 Destroyer. Also makes turnkey reclaim systems.

CUMBERLAND ENGINEERING

Booth 2642

Displaying X 1000 granulator and highlighting two new features on X and 3200 Series: adjustable rotor knives for constant cutting circle and replaceable knife seats for less costly repair. Launching S Series beside-the-press granulator in three sizes with tool-free opening. New Clean Room Granulator for medical scrap has a negative-pressure enclosure to contain dust. Marketing Eriez Magnetics' new Polymag separation system.

DAVIS-STANDARD LLC

Booth 5107

Offers reprocessing extruders and dual-diameter extruders with ram stuffing and melt filtration. Developing a new cascade dual-extruder reclaim line.

DOLLPLAST MACHINERY INC.

Booth 7628

Indian manufacturer of recycling machinery including dust-removal equipment, granulators, granulator knives, pulverizers, shredders, and complete scrap reclaim systems.

DYCOMET S.A. DE C.V.

Booth 9149

Mexican manufacturer of granulators and granulator knives.

ECONOGRIND

See Economizer USA.

ECONOMIZER USA

Booth 3020

Displaying new Chinese-built ESS (economical single-shaft) Shredder 850 for large parts and purgings. Four models have staggered dual-row knives or "hybrid" knives for film and fiber.

BREMA NORTH AMERICA INC.

Booth 1185

Demonstrating new KAG 504 edge-trim recycler, integrated with touchscreen supervisory control for multiple units in a plant. Also demonstrating Model 906T recycling extruder with automatic backflush screen changer and hot-face pelletizer.

ERIEZ MAGNETICS, POLYMAG

Booth 11205

Introducing Polymag's Separation System to sort dual-material scrap by putting a magnetic additive in one material. Erium rare-earth permanent magnet under a belt conveyor separates material containing magnetic additive.

EUROHANSA INC,

Booth 5769

Represents Zeno Zerkleinerungsmaschinenbau Norken GmbH in Germany. Showing three Zeno ZTLP shredders. Also offers metal separators and particle classifiers.

FBE CORP.

See Size Reduction Specialists.

FOREMOST MACHINE BUILDERS

Booth 5954

Showing Model 1008 granulator and SEP-GA-4 metal separator.

GAMMA MECCANICA SPA

Booth 8305

Italian firm offers turnkey recycling lines with throughput of 45 to 2500 lb/hr. Introducing to North America GM Compac system for reclaiming PE and PP film or fiber at 300 to 500 lb/hr. Includes conveyor feed and reel unwind plus shredder, double-vented reclaim extruder, and TDA 3.0 pellet cutter.

GETECHA INC.

Booth 5193

Showing granulator noise reduction system with sound enclosures and modified rotor design. First showing of micro granulator. Also showing press-side and under-press granulators and mid-size models for blow molding and thermoforming. Displaying 32-in.-diam. rotor.

GLOUCESTER-CMG

Booth 2264

Announcing N-16 Series Italian-built central granulator with better wear resistance, seals for wet grinding, thicker soundproofing, and redesigned conveyor feed. Showing improved soundproofing on 1636 granulator. Also showing 712, 1018, 1220, 1620, and 1842 models.

GNEUSS INC.

Booth 4766

Featuring new SFXmagnus rotary filtration system with extra-large filter area. Also exhibiting RSFgenius automatic constant-pressure filtration system with 50% shorter purging time.

GRANUTEC INC.

Booth 1318

Exhibiting Model 66 press-side granulator with 810 AM/GPS Pick-a-Part roller that remove runners from parts on a conveyor. Also displaying TFG2530 tangential-feed granulator with 25 x 30 in. throat.

GRANUTECH-SATURN SYSTEMS

Booth 1342

Makes grinders from 20 to 400 hp and single-shaft shredders for plastics and tire recycling. Showing small 60-hp Model 80E grinder with features for film and fiber.

GUANGZHOU LIANGUAN MACHINERY CO.

Booth 7127

Chinese builder of shredders, granulators, granulator knives, and recycling and scrap-reclaim systems.

HAIDE PLASTIC MACHINERY

Booth 7139

Chinese machine builder offers granulators and large crushers.

HAMILTON AVTEC INC.

Booth 3234

First showing of new AR300 grinder with special rotor design and 100 hp for thin sheet and film.

HARDEN INDUSTRIES LTD.

Booth 7245

Chinese machine builder offers granulators, knives, and scrap-reclaim systems.

HERBOLD MECKESHEIM GMBH

Booth 7004

Featuring new horizontal screw force-feed mechanism for granulators, replacing gravity feed for 30-50% higher throughput. Displaying SML 60/100 granulator with positive-feed device and an SMP 45/70 granulator with new horizontal feeder. Also exhibiting a mechanical dryer (FA 3000), friction washer (T1015), and Plastcompactor densifier.

HUESTIS INDUSTRIAL

Booth 7305

Makes a jacket stripper for wire/cable.

HOSOKAWA POLYMER SYSTEMS

Booth 5549

Showing photo of world's biggest granulator (600 hp with 10-ft-long cutting chamber) for BOPP, BOPE film. Showing granulator models (like 150-hp unit with 24 x 55 in. chamber) and dedusting equipment.

INTERNATIONAL PROCESS EQUIPMENT CO.

Booth 10745

Offers comprehensive line of Rotormill pulverizers from 15 to 700 hp.

ITAL-PLAST MACHINERY

Booth 8423

Canadian firm represents Exact srl of Italy. Displaying Evolution 10 edge-trim reclaimer, which densifies without heat by compressing film into small squares.

LAROS EQUIPMENT CO. INC.

Booth 1327

Makes granulator feed conveyors with metal detection and separation options. Also makes part/runner separators and a fines-removal device for regrind.

MACCHI NORTH AMERICA

Booth 1695 Italian-based firm will show Recotrim inline repelletizer for edge trim using a co-rotating twin-screw extruder with one long and one short screw.

MAINE PLASTICS INC.

Booths 4130, 4445

New IOSys "sliding spark" spectrometer detects PVC and bromine or chlorine flame retardants by vaporizing a bit of a plastic surface with plasma sparks.

MAJOR-MAX MANAGEMENT CO

Booth 10204

Makes balers and granulators.

MATSUI AMERICA INC.

Booth 738

Offers granulators, knives, and scrap-reclaim systems. Showing low-speed, dust-free granulators, including new SMGL Series to grind urethanes.

MIDWEST KNIFE GRINDING INC.

Booth 11232

Manufactures granulator knives and pulverizer disks. Offers knife-sharpening services.

MING LEE INDUSTRIAL (H.K.)

Booth 8347

Hang Kong firm offers press-side granulators with V-type adjustable claw blade. Also makes low-speed, low-noise S-rotor screenless granulators.

MODITEC

Booth 10521

French firm manufactures ultra-slow (25-rpm) screenless granulators in Goliath Plus and Titan Plus Series. Introducing IMD electrical detection system to protect granulators from tramp metal. If the knife contacts metal, the PLC cuts the motor in 40 millisec.

MOTAN INC.

Booth 1138

New U.S. distributor for Tria Plastics recycling and granulating equipment from Italy. Displaying JM and BM Series granulators.

MOULD-TEK INDUSTRIES INC.

Booth 1476

Offers granulators and knives.

MPG SERVICE & SALES INC.

Booth 15839

Introducing F40 granulator with upgraded feed rolls. Also showing reengineered MP97 granulator and two edge-trim granulators.

MUNCHY

Booth 5061 (Exhibiting with Boston Matthews)

Launching new range of Munchy recycling machinery. Running new Munchy 40 Air machine.

NAROTO (N.A. EXPORTS-INDIA)

Booths 7825, 7831

Supplies 10- and 12-hp granulators for 440 to 660 lb/hr and single- and twin-mill pulverizers for 66 to 2200 lb/hr.

NFM/WELDING ENGINEERS

Booth 5501

Featuring new line of single-screw scrap-reclaim extruders. Displaying unit for film and fiber scrap with patented feed system. Also showing HSX-160 single-screw recycle extruder.

NGR-NEXT GENERATION RECYCLINGMASCHINEN GMBH

Booth 7918

First exhibit of world's largest one-step plastic recycling line, called X:Gran. Cutter/extruder combination has hopper that can take whole bales. Also running an S:Gran single-shaft shredder/singles-crew extruder combination and E:Gran edge-trim feeder.

NINGBO HUARE MACHINERY MFG. CO.

Booth 10320

Chinese firm makes granulators and pulverizers.

NORWELL PLASTICS INC.

Booth 7537

Imports granulators built by Kingswell Plastics Machinery Co. in China.

OMV-USA INC.

Booth 9910

Supplies in-line thermoforming systems with a granulator for web trim.

ORENDA AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Booth 9217

Showing H1D5 pulverizer and new lab pulverizer.

OSPREY CORP.

Booth 4533

Showing new film-scrap repelletizer for rolls and edge trim. Also launching new film grinders and Scrap Heat Compactor that converts film scrap into blocks of 4 x 4 x 24 in. Showing edge-trim conveying, fluff storage and refeed, and balers.

PALLMANN PUVERIZERS CO.

Booth 4101

Displaying two closed-circuit pulverizers and two disc mills.

PITAC INTERNATIONAL MACHINERY CO.

Booth 360 (Exhibiting with Taiwan External Trade Development Council)

Offers foam reclaim and repelletizing machinery.

PLASMAC LTD.

See Precision AirConvey.

PLASTEC NORTH AMERICA

See Moditec.

PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP.

Booth 4052

Develops reclaim systems for trim scrap, off-spec film, and rolls. Introducing repelletizing extruders for edge trim from Plasmac Ltd. in the U.K.

PROCESS CONTROL CORP.

Booth 2926

Offers automatic scrap-reclaim systems, granulators, and granulator knives.

RAPID GRANULATOR INC.

Booth 2155

Provides low-speed, screenless, press-side, and central granulators and shredders. Introducing 300 and 400 Series granulators with Pivot Cutting Chamber. Also new: 150 Series press-side granulators. Highlighting Granumatic Shredder and new Guillotine cutter/granulator for thick edge trim.

REDUCTION ENGINEERING

Booth 4993

Offers pelletizers, pelletizer knives, and pulverizers.

REPUBLIC MACHINE INC.

Booth 10705

Builds single-shaft rotary shredders like new "Split-A-Part" EZ Service Universal Machine. Also new is RMI-TripleCut single-step system for large scrap. RMI-SecondCut shredder eliminates wrapping of fibrous material. Showing long hoppers with adjustable ram stroke.

RESOURCE RECYCLING SYSTEMS INC.

See Herbold Meckesheim.

ROTOGRAN INTERNATIONAL

Booth 9214

Canadian firm is showing eight granulators, including 200-hp model WO3052 with new tall-boy hopper and new "economy" model PH810.

SATAKE USA INC.

Booth 4020

Demonstrating optical color separation of mixed regrind using ScanMaster II 200 IE.

SHINI PLASTICS TECHNOLOGIES

Booth 9829

Taiwanese firm offers granulators, granulator knives, dust-removal equipment, and metal separators.

SHRED-TECH

Booth 5375

Builds single, dual-, and four-shaft shredders for plastics.

SIKOPLAST MASCHINENBAU HEINRICH KOCH GMBH

Booth 5098

German firm specializes in reclaim systems for fibers, non-wovens, and film. Also offers film edge-trim extruders.

SIZE REDUCTION SPECIALISTS

Booth 5920

Introducing Bi-Cutter CRD (Clean-Room Design) two-shaft granulator for medical scrap. Features low speed and magnetically sealed hopper. Also new: SRS Bridge-Buster force-fed hopper for large runners and Screenless Bi-Cutter granulator with adjustable rotor tolerances for TPE and soft plastics.

SOREMA DIV. OF PREVIERO SRL

Booth 4058

Italian maker of recycling systems. New three-screen, continuous-belt screen changer has reduced wear and inexpensive screens.

STARLINGER & CO. GMBH

Booth 9946 (Exhibiting with Austrian Trade Commission)

Demonstrating RecoStar 45 compact recycling extruder for edge trim.

STIEINMETZ INNOVATION GMBH

Booth 8440

German maker of pulverizers.

STERLING INC.

Booth 1849

Offers granulators and shredders. Markets Eriez Magnetics' new Polymag system for separating mixed regrind based on a magnetic additive.

SUNWELL GLOBAL LTD.

Booth 9840 (Exhibiting with Thermoforming Systems LLC)

Hong Kong company builds granulators and recycling extruders in Taiwan.

SWECO, UNIT OF M-I SWACO

Booth 10643

Offers round and rectangular vibrating separators for size classification; also air classifiers, and grinding mills.

TECNOVA SRL

Booth 7241

Italian firm makes recycling extruders with double vents, force-feeding of film scrap, and four-section screen changer. Also highlighting recycling of biodegradable Mater-Bi starch-based film.

TONG SHIN PACK CO. LTD.

Booth 10731

Korean firm introducing sheet extrusion line for PET regrind, using vented twin-screw extruder without a dryer. Also offers shredders and grinders.

TRIA PLASTICS

See Motan.

USNI TECH LLC

Boom 4458

Offers U.S.-made low-speed, screenless, beside-the-press "S-cutter" grinder.

VECOPLAN LLC

Booth 9601

Exhibiting new high-throughput, energy-saving KT FF shredder for film and fiber with permanent-magnet, synchronous torque motor and SureCut shredding rotor. Also showing new XL shredders with larger rotors and tall feed ram.

WEIMA AMERICA INC.

Booth 9820

German-based firm showing new E-Rotor for WL hopper-fed shredders. Also displaying single-shaft, ram-fed shredders, horizontal conveyor-fed shredders, and WT series with "wing" or "banana" ram feed. Presenting two-stage system: WLK4 shredder above NZ granulator.

WITTMANN INC.

Booth 2549

Introducing SJD83 screenless, low-speed, press-side granulator for up to 150 lb/hr.

YANN BANG ELECTRICAL MACHINERY CO.

Booth 9243

Chinese firm with U.S. office introducing press-side granulators and recycling systems. Also offers central crushers.

YE I MACHINERY FACTORY CO.

Booth 1685

Taiwanese supplier of air- and water-cooled repelletizing extruder systems.

ZENITH CUTTER CO.

Booth 6182

Makes helical rotors for granulators with new replaceable tip. Displaying premium Vascowear blades and screens with wear-resistant Lindure coating.

ZHANGJIAGANG CITY BEIER MACHINERY CO.

Booth 8430

Chinese machine builder offers PET recycling and pelletizing equipment and heavy-duty crushers for HDPE.

ZHEJIANG YINGPENG MACHINE CO. LTD.

Boom 7346

Chinese maker of crushers, shredders, PE bottle granulators, scrap cleaning and recycling lines, and film recycling systems.
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