Waste Exchange Services Ltd., a recycling firm in Red Car, Middlesboro, U.K., specializes in handling difficult plastic scrap.
Waste Exchange Services Ltd., a recycling firm in Red Car, Middlesboro, U.K., specializes in handling difficult plastic scrap. With three Erema single-screw recycling lines, it reclaims heavily printed OPP packaging, PP raffia from gaylord bags, and mixed PP automotive scrap into black injection molding compounds. It also recycles EPS scrap (including smelly fish boxes) and PP/EVA/PET fiber shoemaking scrap from China. In December, Waste Exchange will get a new Erema model TVE1700 customized with three vents (two of them with vacuum) to degas printing ink. Waste Exchange controls melt flow with a melt viscometer on the extruder, whose data are used automatically to adjust a feeder for a peroxide “visc-breaking” additive. The new line will raise Waste Exchange’s output of reclaimed plastics to 26 million lb/yr from 15 million lb now. Erema: (978) 356-3771/PTDirect: 325QP • Waste Exchange: +44 (1642) 442 080/www.wasteexchange.com.