RECYCLING

Reclaiming scrap from production and from consumers to make new plastic parts.

Looking to Run PCR on a Single Screw? Here’s What to Keep in Mind

Just drop it in and mix it up? Sorry, there’s a lot more to it than that. Here is some of what you need to consider.  

Recycling: Essential Reading

Avoid Four Common Traps In Granulation

Today, more than ever, granulation is an important step in the total production process. Our expert explains a few of the many common traps to avoid when thinking about granulators

Looking to Handle More rPET? Don't Overlook Your Conveying System

There is a lot of important process equipment in PET recycling plants, and pneumatic and mechanical transfer systems connect them all. Downtime due to poor transfer system design, incorrectly applied components, or the lack of maintenance should not be a fact of life. Demand more.

Follow These Tips to Give Your Granulator Blades the Edge

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions—and troubleshooting advice—to help you maintain your granulator blades. 

General-Purpose Screws on the Comeback?

They are being specified more often for recycling applications to increase flexibility. But there is still no such thing as a GP screw and recyclers need to consider other processing approaches.

Recycling: Expanding 'Circularity' through Advanced Recycling Technologies

Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.

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FAQ: Recycling

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) defines advanced recycling as, “several different processes that use existing and emerging technologies that return post-use plastics to their basic chemical building blocks for creating a versatile mix of new plastics, chemicals, fuels, and other products.” The phrase “advanced recycling” accomplishes two things, it denotes that these are technologies that go deeper into the polymer than the mechanical recycling process. It also reinforces the concept that these processes, while unfamiliar to the usual recycle value chain, are indeed a form of recycling. 

What type of testing equipment should recyclers have in their lab?  

If they have not already, recyclers should consider investing in the following: 

  • Melt Indexers 

  • Moisture analyzer 

  • Near-infrared Spectroscopy 

  • X-ray fluorescence 

  • Oven 

  • Automatic tensile tester 

  • Blender 

 

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