PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

SIZE REDUCTION: Force-Feed Option For Densifiers
Used to agglomerate low bulk density material. More (+)
SIZE REDUCTION: Force-Feed Option For Densifiers
Resulting agglomerate has a higher bulk density than the source material with improved flow characteristics More (+)


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Collaboration on Recycling Chewing Gum into TPEs

Teknor Apex teamed up with U.K.’s Gumdrop to divert gum waste from landfills and into TPEs.

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OVERVIEW:
Scrap Reclaim

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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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