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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Buying the Right Plastics Granulator
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How the Right Granulator Helps You Get the Most Out of Your Material

Not all granulator designs are the same, so which one is right for your application? The one you have today may have been purchased for an entirely different application and may not be best suited to your needs. Here are some things to think about that can help you decide what’s best for you.

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Under One Roof: Innovative Recycler Closes the Loop

rPlanet Earth looks to disrupt the plastics recycling industry by creating a truly sustainable, closed-loop system for recycling and reuse of post-consumer plastics, with reclaim, sheet extrusion, thermoforming and preform making all in the same plant.

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Recycling: New Ultra-Fine Melt Filtration for PET Recycling

Smaller 60 µm screen size now available for Ettlinger’s ECO series filters suits them to processing 100% PET bottle flake for thermoforming sheet, packaging tape or staple fiber.