The recycling and reuse of plastic materials calls for the conversion of scraps into workable raw materials which involves the compounding and pelleting of the scrap materials. The process used by a Spanish manufacturer equires the addition of mineral powder prior to extruding. Replacing the formerly open bag with a big-bag emptying station provided for a more efficient production and a cleaner working environment. Continue reading Bulk Bag Discharging plus Pneumatic Conveying – Enhanced Handling Capacity Boosts Plastic Compounding Productivity
Stuttgart, Germany – Coperion Pelletizing Technology GmbH introduces improved dual bearing strand pelletizers which have been re-engineered based on field experience and current market demands. The SP140, SP240 and SP340 models in the SP series have been equipped with a variety of enhanced features for easy, rapid handling and optimized pellet quality. Continue reading Coperion: New Generation of Strand Pelletizers for improved Pellet Quality and easier Handling
Friedrichsdorf, Germany – The constant growth of a company is a pleasing affair. In production areas, however, it needs a certain amount of creativity to meet the growing requirements. Many extensions necessitate conversions and additions that would not be implemented with a complete new building.
Detmold, Germany – At the NPE 2018 trade show MTI Mischtechnik will present its current portfolio of container-type, vertical, horizontal, cooling, and heating/cooling mixers for the plastics industry. One highlight at the company’s booth is a Heating/Cooling Mixer Combination MTI Flex®-line type M 2000 / K 8000 that impresses with its outstanding dimensions, providing 8000 liters of cooling vessel capacity while measuring over 7 m (23 ft) in length and close to 5 m (16.5 ft) in height.
Bolton, United Kingdom – Solids handling equipment maker, Ajax Equipment, announced a new type of silo cascade mixer enabling batch powder processing in squat, square mixing containers in place of tall conventional conical hoppers, for plants where space is limited. The mixer combines mass flow and intake recycling screw technology that minimises power consumption whilst providing efficient mixing. Continue reading Ajax: Compact Silo Cascade Mixer Space-Saving Alternative to conventional Conical Hoppers
Stuttgart, Germany – At this year’s Chinaplas (April 24-27, 2018: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Hongqiao, Shanghai, P.R. China) Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, presents itself as a total technology solution provider for all plastics processing applications.
Salina (KS), USA – To significantly shorten delivery times for customers of the Americas market, Coperion K-Tron located in Salina, KS USA, is starting the US production of Coperion Germany rotary valves type ZRD in Salina. The Coperion brand rotary valves are being added to the full line of Aerolock™ rotary valves that Coperion K-Tron Salina has manufactured for 60 years and ships to hundreds of customers each year.
Montréal (QC), Canada – A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.
Bolton, United Kingdom – Solids handling equipment maker, Ajax Equipment, has supplied a leading speciality chemicals producer with an inclined screw feeder for transferring powder from a dryer to a sifter unit and big bag filler. The 250 mm diameter screw, manufactured in 316 stainless steel, is 6 m in length. Continue reading Ajax Inclined Screw Feeder for Specialist Chemical Maker
Königsbrunn, Germany – CANDI Plastic Recycling GmbH, a materials recycler in Sollenau (Austria) trusts in filtration technology from ETTLINGER Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH. An ERF 200 high performance melt filter on one of its two extrusion lines is used to process industrial plastic waste with high aluminum or paper fractions. Continue reading CANDI Plastic Recycling profits from ETTLINGER filtration technology