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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Injection Molding: Faster, Smarter, More Efficient Machines Tackle Sustainable Molding at K 2019
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Injection Molding: Faster, Smarter, More Efficient Machines Tackle Sustainable Molding at K 2019

Blazing speed plus shrinking energy consumption supported the “green” theme at the big show. Smarter controls and growing connectivity were another key focus.

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Recycling & Scrap Reclaim: Machinery Technology Advances as 'Circular Economy' Takes Hold

The circular economy and recycling were the top themes at K 2019, and machine builders responded with new systems to improve equipment performance and material quality.