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Recycling systems. (Product Lines Reviewed).

ACTION INDUSTRIES, INC.

Systems from Munchy Ltd. of the U.K. consist of reclaim extruder, filtering device, die-face pelletizer for air- or water-cooled pellets, and manual and automatic feeding systems. Handle all thermoplastic film, sheet, nonwovens, bottles, flake, and blocked-bag cut-outs from 20 to 3000 lb/hr.

New Vented Munchy repelletizing extrusion system reclaims film that has a high percentage of ink coverage or other volatiles.

Washline from Bird Machine is a wash-and-separation centrifuge to clean thin films, fibers, or nonwovens. Applications include carpet recycling, agricultural films, and post-consumer plastics. Throughput up to 4000 lb/hr.

AEC/HYDRECLAIM

Specializes in inline direct-recycle filmscrap reclaim systems, repelletizing systems, and gravimetric blending systems.

AMERICAN KUNNE CORP.

Complete recycling systems from Kuhne Anlagenbau GmbH sort, wash, filter, and extrude 100% recycled film or sheet in a one-step process.

ARTEC MASCHINEN GMBH

See Carol Mac Corp.

BARRON INC.

Complete inline film and sheet edge-trim recycling systems, including take-away inducers or cutter-blowers, grinders and extruder-mounted fluff refeed machines. Options available for re-introduction of roll and loose scrap. Refeed rates to 1200 lb/hr on extruders from 2.5- to 8-in. diam. Refeed machines can be mounted on extruder throat including round, square or oblong feedthroats.

Inline film-trim repelletizing systems including dual-diam. extruder/pelletizer for extrusion applications that require uniform, high-bulk-density repro or are reclaiming high percentages of scrap. Operable with materials such as LDPE, HDPE, PP, PS, ABS and coextruded blends at rates to 500 lb/hr. Scrap can be re-introduced accurately via gravimetric blenders. Other features include air- or water-cooled pelletizing, modular design with small footprint, and low noise level.

Plant scrap repelletizing systems for post-industrial scrap recovers costly roll scrap, cut-outs and other waste and reduces size of scrap to manageable inventory, Provides granules with minimum polymer degradation and no contaminants. Allows scrap to be accurately re-introduced into primary process with gravimetric blender. Can repelletize films with print levels up to 25%. Output rates to 1500 lb/hr.

BARTEX RECYCLING

Lines from Sikoplast GmbH are custom-built for most plastics. Use proprietary grinding and drying technology and a conical single-screw extruder connected to a polycondensation reactor, which upgrades PET's I.V. from 0.66 to 0.80. Also systems for recycling scrap into blown film, pipe, or profile.

LOUIS P. BATSON INC.

Revive systems from Sant' Andrea Novara of Italy process mixed resins contaminated with 5-20% paper, 5-8% aluminum, 5-10% wood, and 1-5% organic matter. Systems mix and extrude a narrow sheet 0.25-0.5 in. thick, which is hot-melt granulated for injection or extrusion. Includes shredder, granulator, 30:1 L/D extruder with 12 temperature zones, rolls, Ph-neutralizing water tank, hot-melt granulator, cyclone dryer, and deduster. Processes 220-990 lb/hr, depending on density.

CAROL MAC CORP.

Recycling equipment for PP, PE, PET, nylon 6 and 66, BOPP, and HPS comes from Artec Maschinenbau of Austria. Includes cutter-compactors, single-screw recycling extruders, screen changers, and water-ring and strand pelletizers.

CARTER DAY INTERNATIONAL INC.

Drying, agglomerating, dewatering, sizing, and dedusting equipment for plastics recycling.

COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS INC.

Turnkey systems from Sorema SpA of Italy recycle PE, PP, PS, ABS, nylon, PVC and PET at 550 to 10,000 lb/hr. Proprietary washing, separation, and rinsing cycles use hot and cold water. Washing systems separate contaminants such as incompatible plastics, paper, wood, natural fibers, ferrous and nonferrous metals, organics, silica, clay, and grease.

Special direct-feed extruders have automatic force-feed hoppers, feed bushings, specially designed screws, degassing systems, and automatic screen changers with pressure control.

COSTARELLI USA INC.

Complete plastics recycling system includes washing, separation, and extrusion equipment to make sewer pipe from post-consumer HDPE.

CRESS WOOD RECYCLING SYSTEMS

DIV. OF DUN-RITE TOOL & MACHINE CO.

HF-6860 hopper-fed grinder features a 60-in. rotor length, a large hopper opening and an expanded cutting chamber dimension to accommodate and process heavy purgings, reject part, spent distribution packaging, sheets, bulky scrap, film, dense end trims and pipe/profile. Suitable for size reduction or for producing finished regrind to a predetermined particle size. Throughput capacity can be optimized with a choice of cutters, cutter placement and the selection of one of five standard rotor designs.

CUMBERLAND ENGINEERING CORP.

Complete recycling systems for post-consumer PE film and PET or HDPE bottles. Produce clean flake or pellets at 1000 to 3000 lb/hr. Include bale breakers, granulators, materials handling, and prewash, hotwash and hydrocyclone separation systems. Also complete extrusion, polymer filtration, and pelletizing systems (strand or waterring), plus system-wide control packages.

EREMA NORTH AMERICA INC. PLASTIC RECYCLING SYSTEMS

Complete repelletizing systems and continuous densifers for in-house, post-industrial or post-consumer plastics recycling. Patented "warm-feed" system predensifies, size reduces and prewarms scrap before it enters the extruder. This minimizes heat history, resulting in low-material degradation. Recycling systems include automatic back-flushing screen changers or continuous "laser" filter systems, depending on the type and amount of contamination in the scrap.

Systems available for PE, PP, PA, PET and most other thermoplastics at rates from 50 to 5000 lb/hr.

GALA INDUSTRIES., INC.

Recycle systems include equipment to wash, rinse and dry recycle materials removing dirt, loose paper, and chemical solutions. Rates from 10 to 5000 lb/hr. Centrifugal dryers process up to 150,000 lb/hr of material. Underwater pelletizers also available to pelletize reclaimed thermoplastic materials.

HAFNER INDUSTRIES, INC.

Proprietary chemical technologies treat and reclaim waste plastic mixtures. Most systems are closed-loop and handle two or more plastics such as HDPE, PVC, PET, PP, PUR, and PS, with or without water, oils, paper, metal, and glass. Systems produce plastics comparable to their virgin counterparts. Offers to license its technology or to form joint ventures.

HOSOKAWA POLYMER SYSTEMS

Systems for post-consumer recycling include shredders, granulators, conveyors, and evacuation systems with fines classification.

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION

Information on Italian-built systems for scrap reclaiming and reprocessing.

M.A. INDUSTRIES, INC. POLYMERS DIV.

Complete systems for post-consumer PET and HDPE containers in capacities from 1000 to 3000 lb/hr. Components can be sold individually: granulators, bale breakers, spin dryers, trommels, air conveying/ classification systems, float/sink classifiers, PET crystallizers, rotary hot-air dryers, and flake washers.

MAGNETIC SEPARATION SYSTEMS, INC.

See MSS Inc.

MERRITT DAVIS CORP.

Polycycle recycling system for bales, rolls, slabs, gaylords and purgings allows one-step size reduction without a granulator. New shredder design feeds a single-screw extruder, screenchanger and pelletizer. System is complete from infeed conveyor to size reduction unit, metal detection and sorting, holding capabilities and automated feed to extruder. Special oversize design feed-throat with ram stuffer for light bulk density materials. Extremely high rate production units for PE, PP, PET and all fibers. Excellent with chipped and powdered reclaim processes. Extruder can be 3- to 10-in. diam., up to 2000 hp, with 36:1 L/D standard and optional L/D sizes, venting, demisters, sidearm additive extruders or feedthroat additive components Systems can be tailored for throughputs from 400 to 10,000 lb/hr.

MSS INC.

Aladdin and BottleSort systems for commingled post-consumer plastic containers use optical color and near-infrared sensors to segregate whole bottles of any resin and/or color: PET, HOPE, PVC, PP, PS, etc.

Sapphire system for mixed household trash uses near-infrared sensor to separate plastics, drinking cartons, and/or paper items from a mixed stream of residential waste.

Elpac system removes metallic contaminants from chopped plastics or aluminum cans from a mixed stream of recyclables. Removal efficiency is over 98% with less than 1% product loss.

Vydar system detects PVC particles in PET flake down to a size of 3 mm. Removal efficiency is over 95%.

NEW HERBOLD INC.

Turnkey systems for recycling PE film and PE, PET, or PVC bottles. Washing systems treat soiled, mixed waste. Hydrocyclone system separates by density. Can be added to existing Herbold recycling lines.

PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES, INC./PTI

PTi Trident series IWS intensive wash system available for washing and recycling post-industrial and post-consumer materials. Systems available from bale breakers through materials-handling and silage systems. May include primary size reduction, air classification and aspiration, intensive washing, float separation and/or hydrocyclone, flake drying, water treatment and solids removal, materials-handling and conveying, storage silos, and custom control systems.

REMAPLAN ANLAGENBAU GMBH

System starts with pre-washed flake and includes a cutter-densifier, single-screw extruder, and melt accumulator. Melt from the accumulator is injected into a semi-closed injection-compression mold. Primary use is making pallets of HDPE or mixed polyolefins. A new modular process for PET can be added.

RESOURCE RECYCLING SYSTEMS INC. SUB. OF HERBOLD ZEERKLEINERUNGSTECHN

Complete post-consumer recycling systems include bale breakers, material handling, granulators, pulverizers, agglomerators, washers, float-sink separators, and dryers.

SOREMA SPA

See Common Sense Solutions Inc.

SRC VISION

Designs/manufactures machine vision systems capable of separating plastics by resin and color. Installations include flake sorters for separating colored and clear PET, caps from NHDPE milk jugs, and mixed color HOPE color into individual color streams. Whole bottle sorting systems can create high-purity streams of clear PET, green PET, NHDPE, HDPE, and PVC from mixed streams. Flake sorters can exceed throughputs of 10,000 lb/hr with better than 98% removal efficiency and less than 1% good product loss. Bottle sorters can handle up to 12,000 lb/hr with similar efficiencies.

STERLING SYSTEMS DIV. OF STERLING BLOWER CO.

Systems for reclaiming post-industrial materials such as PET, HDPE and PVC bottles, carpet scrap, cable chop, tires, and auto scrap. Handle up to 10,000 lb/hr.

STYROMELT INC.

Styromelt PD2000 plastic densification machine processes EPS waste at up to 20 lb/hr. Close temperature control prevents burning but reduces more than 95% of the volume of EPS foam products. Melted EPS is cast into bricks and ejected for recycling or use as an efficient fuel. Three to four garbage bags of EPS waste, or 1000 foam cups, make a 2-lb brick in about 3 mm. PD2000 machine measures 81 x 45 x 23 in. Smaller model DP1000 can process up to 20 lb/hr.

TEX AMEIRICA, INC.

Recycling extrusion lines from Starlinger GmbH reclaim industrial scrap from carpet backing, rope, twine, and nonwovens.
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