PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

How Optical Sorting Can Boost Your Reclaim Operation
Here are tips on how to implement optical-sorting technology to increase the value of regrind and flake produced in your plant. More (+)
Recycling’s Here to Stay, And We’re Ready to Report on It
Plastics Technology will increase coverage of this developing industry. More (+)


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.

Avian Granulator to Start U.S. Production With New Chicago Area Plant

Avian (USA) Machinery LLC, the U.S. branch of China-based size reduction equipment supplier Avian Group, has moved into a new building in the Chicago area.

SPI Helps UMass Lowell Secure Equipment For Recycling Lab

Donations enable the university to offer education in plastics recycling.

Phoenix Technologies invests $18 million to add new wash line

The proprietary new wash line is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.

About 87% of Overall Waste Was Recycled At NPE2015

Commercial Plastics Recycling collected, sorted and recycled 191 tons of processing scrap.

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Scrap Reclaim


Processors of all types try to avoid generating scrap, but when it is made it generally is re-used by putting it back into the process. Production (or post-industrial) scrap includes off-spec parts, sprues, edge trim from film and sheet, and the like. It is usually reduced in size by devices such as granulators, shredders and pulverizers, and re-fed into the processing machine.

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