PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

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RECYCLING: Filtration System Billed As ‘Fundamentally New’

Less melt loss reportedly experienced compared with typical backflush systems.

RECYCLING: New Processing Methods from NGR at K2016

The Austrian-German Next Generation Group, which consists of Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH, BritAS Recycling-Anlagen GmbH and Dr.

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The Association of Postconsumer Recyclers surveyed 21 consumer brand companies regarding the potential for PCR PP.

EXTRUSION: System Gives PET An IV Bump

Device is installed directly downstream of the processing unit.

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.

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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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