Rapid Granulator, Inc.
555 West Park Road
Leetsdale, PA 15056 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
All Work & No Play at the K
I had sore feet at the end of every day—all eight of them—at the K 2016 show. But there were chances to relax at numerous hospitality events.
RECYCLING and SCRAP RECLAIM: New Family of Shredders
Called the Raptor Series, these modularly designed units from Rapid Granulator feature a reported “world-first open-hearted” design.
Is Your Granulator Helping You Maximize Your Profit?
It’s easy to take a scrap granulator for granted. Many people do. But getting the most value out of your production scrap requires both a granulator design and a preventive-maintenance program that are appropriate to the way you use the granulator.
SPI: Time To Refocus Plastics Recycling Efforts
Only about 9% of plastic waste was recycled from the municipal solid waste stream in 2012, according to the latest figures available from the U.S.
Global Processors Establishing U.S. Footprint
Two major international processors establish plants in central Pennsylvania to serve the U.S. market.
Rapid Granulator Sold to Swedish Company
New owner Lifco is a diversified public firm with subsidiaries involved in recycling. Transaction includes no other IPEG company.
Granulators are notorious energy hogs, but motors and designs have improved energy efficiency over the years. Proper selection and maintenance can also do a lot to avoid wasted energy cost.
Recycling News at K 2013
New developments combine recycling and compounding in one step. Plenty of news at K in size reduction and de-labeling.
Auxiliaries at K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly
It’s hard to generalize about auxiliary equipment, but a few trends stood out at K, including: greater energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and cleaning, controls that provide more real-time and historical process information and greater ease of use.
Conair & Rapid Parent Buys Thermal Care
IPEG, Inc., Cranberry Township, Pa., has acquired Thermal Care Inc., a major manufacturer of mold-temperature controllers, chillers, cooling towers, and pump tanks.
Conair & Rapid Joined by Shredder Maker
Move expands Rapid’s range of product offerings in size reduction.
Avoid Four Common Traps In Granulation
Today, more than ever, granulation is an important step in the total production process.
Auxiliaries at NPE: News in Materials Handling, Cooling, Granulating, Welding, Testing, Decorating
Auxiliary equipment takes in a broad range of functions, from materials preparation to post-mold finishing.
On-Site: An ‘Empire’ Built on Scientific Molding
A U.S. custom injection molder that’s hiring?
Rapid Granulator to Move
Rapid Granulator, Inc. will move from Rockford, Ill., to share the new Cranberry Township, Pa., headquarters of The Conair Group.
First Commercial Recycling Process For Electronics Waste
A 23-year-old Dutch plastic recycling firm, Plastic Herverwerking Brabant (PHB) BV has become the first supplier in the world of a complete commercial altered-density-media system tailored to separate the plastics in waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Since last October, PHB has operated a WEEE recycling system sized for 33 million lb/yr and averages about 4400 lb/hr of reclaimed material from 11,000 lb/hr of waste input.
More Choices for Grinding, Shredding
Many granulators on display at the K 2007 show in Dusseldorf last October were big models—150 to 200 hp—to enable higher throughputs or reclaiming larger parts and chunks. For example, Rapid Granulator from Sweden brought out the 600 model, the largest in its “open-hearted” series, which allow fast access to all internal components. It has a 600-mm-diam. rotor, 100 mm more than the next largest size.
Rapid Acquires Moditec's Screenless Granulators
WEB EXCLUSIVE Rapid Granulator AB of Sweden (U.S. office in Rockford, Ill.) has acquired Moditec of France, which specialized in low-speed, screenless granulators designed with staggered rows of multiple “chipper” teeth on the rotor.
NPE 2006 News Wrap-Up: Recycling and Scrap Reclaim
NPE was full of new equipment and systems for recapturing valuable in-plant scrap and post-consumer/post-industrial plastic waste. Recovery of PET packaging and film or fiber waste were particular areas of emphasis, as were lots of new granulators, from the world’s biggest to micro-size and even ‘clean-room’ models.
K 2004 Wrap-Up on Recycling & Scrap Reclaim: Turn Trash to Cash with New Compactors, Shredders and Grinders
Topping recycling news at the latest giant K Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, were new compactor technologies for films and foams that can densify plastic waste for recycling and even mold finished parts—not just save space in a landfill.