PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

Recycling’s Here to Stay, And We’re Ready to Report on It
Plastics Technology will increase coverage of this developing industry. More (+)
PT Article 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. More (+)


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.

Shredding Thin Film: How to Do It Right

While many processors recoil at this task, a little know-how in shredding equipment, processing, and maintenance should add the necessary confidence.

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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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