Published: May 13th, 2011
Plastics processing machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei (Munich, Germany) has opened what the company is calling "the world's most versatile TechCenter for lightweight parts and fiber-composites technology." The 1900-square-meter hall houses 11 reaction-processing machines, including what KM says is one of the largest RTM systems worldwide.
Published: March 31st, 2011
This May, Rapid Granulator is exhibiting at three shows, one each in Brazil, China, and Poland, which makes clear the company is keen to continue the expansion of its global customer base. Bengt Rimark, the granulator manufacturer's director of sales and marketing, said the company (Brebaryd, Sweden) has bounced back strongly in the past 18 months after hitting a low-note and being forced to reorganize in 2009.
Published: March 30th, 2011
In the months since the closing of the K Show in Germany, the resin reclamation sector of the plastics market has shown significant movement and progress, reports John Farney, global sales manager-size reduction at the ACS Group, which makes the Cumberland-brand range of plastics granulators. "For all polymers, the expansion, growth, and enhancement of the processing capabilities of both our existing clients, and emerging/first time clients, has been exciting and promising," he said in comments to PlasticsToday.
Published: March 8th, 2011
Sandy Guthrie is taking his 32 years of experience in the plastics industry and focusing it on a new venture, ADG Solutions, a company he founded to supply equipment for plastics reclaim and recycling. Depending on the equipment system, ADG Solutions serves as a distributor, importer, or manufacturer.
Published: March 4th, 2011
A patented screw feed mechanism adopted in SB Series Granulators from Herbold Meckesheim (Smithfield, RI) makes for a quieter and more efficient size reduction solution than gravity-fed size-reduction equipment for pulverizing PET bottles and other recyclable plastics.
PET recycling in silence.
Published: March 2nd, 2011
Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) manufacturer Phoenix Technologies (Bowling Green, OH) now offers a small-capacity version of its compact, modular equipment available for processors interested in in-house manufacture.
The cost of entry for the new, small capacity system (4 million pounds of rPET annually) can be as low as $1 million. With a footprint of 1,000 square feet, the unit is also significantly smaller than any other commercially-available rPET production equipment and can be built in just 160 days.
Published: December 21st, 2010
Rare earths might be in short supply globally but it hasn't stopped Eriez' (Erie, PA) from unveiling a permanent magnet (PM) Grate-in- Housing based on the elusive metals. PMs are ideal for removing fine ferrous contamination from plastic pellets, flake and regrind prior to the injection molding machine, extruder or compounding equipment.
Published: December 15th, 2010
Size reduction at the lab scale is the mission of a new small-scale granulator from Dynisco that handles a wide variety of parts and scrap cleanly and efficiently. "This granulator is ideal for grinding production plastic parts for material testing and analysis," says Matthew Caslow, global support manager at Dynisco Instruments (Franklin, MA). "It also allows technicians to granulate lab scrap such as samples from melt-flow tests, rheometer tests, tensile tests and capillary rheometer tests and keep this material out of the waste stream."
Published: June 22nd, 2010
Various sizes of scrap present no problem to a series of horizontally fed granulators for PET container recycling said to be quieter and more efficient than gravity-fed size-reduction equipment.
Published: February 12th, 2010
More throughput while using less energy is a pretty good tradeoff, and that exchange is said to be realized as the result of recent upgrades to the established Vega-brand shredders from manufacturer Lindner reSource GmbH. Even at a modest speed of up to 250 revolutions/minute, the company's newly developed Super-Vega model can reduce plastics scrap to pellets sized 10-15 mm.