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Shredder for household waste and mixed plastics

The Polish company FBSerwis needed a reliable shredder to crush municipal solid waste with particle sizes greater than 80 mm and process mixtures of plastics. Vecoplan replaced an old machine in the company’s existing line with an energy-efficient VVZ 2500 pre-shredder, which is designed for a throughput of roughly 42 tonnes per hour...

From post-consumer PET bottles directly to rPET food packaging

Recently, the strategic partnership between Amut and Erema has led to the installation and commissioning at the Alto Plastic Packaging site in Albany, New Zealand, of an extrusion line to process 100% washed post-consumer flakes into food-grade PET sheets. This is the first line ever installed in New Zealand for this special application...

Efficient and clean grinding in blow moulding

Many are the innovative and unique attributes of the new series of grinding system solutions by CMG Granulators for application with blow molding machines, and all of them contribute to obtaining the highest degree of productivity, regrind quality (homogeneous particle dimensions and absence of dust), efficiency of operation...

The flexibility in granulation on display

At ArabPlast 2021 (Dubai, November 15-18) CMG Granulators proposes the new G17 range of granulators for the use beside the machines. They feature innovative characteristics that allow to obtain high productivity, regrind quality (dimensional homogeneity of the particles and absence of dust), operating...

Two new granulators exhibited by CMG at two trade fairs in a few days

At Plastics Recycling Technology 2021 (Vienna, October 20-21) and Ecomondo 2021 (Rimini, Italy, October 26-29), CMG Granulators will be exhibiting the EV916 and EV616 granulator models from the new Evoluzione range. These solutions are suitable for the most critical operating conditions, for wet or...

CMG at Plastics Recycling World Expo 2021 with new granulators

On September 29 and 30, CMG Granulators participates at Plastics Recycling World Expo 2021 in Essen (Germany), where presents EV916 and EV 616 models belonging to its news Evoluzione granulators range. They are solutions suitable for the most critical operating conditions in the wet or dry granulation, when...

Tomra celebrates opening a new flake sorting Test Center in Italy

On September 22, 2021, Tomra Recycling officially opened its new flake sorting Test Center in Italy, where the company will develop new applications and solutions in the fields of PO and PET flake sorting while simultaneously expanding its service offering. Under the theme of “Testing is believing”...

CMG at Equiplast with new granulators for injection moulding and blow moulding

At Equiplast 2021, scheduled in Barcelona from September 14 to 17, CMG granulators launches the new SL series of low-speed screen-less granulators for the use in the field of highly technical injection moulding. The new series includes four models, with capacities ranging from 5 up to 30 kg/h and all with...

Perfect allies for a more sustainable PVC supply chain

PVC represents a first choice material, promoting transition to a circular economy. In fact, PVC can be recycled even more than height times thanks to its polymeric structure, while maintaining the same performance levels. In that sense, granulation is one of the best processes to transform end-of-life PVC products or residues resulting from...

Compact, yet innovative and high-performance screen changer

The BDOx3 BF 140 self-cleaning screen changer by BD Plast has been operating successfully for some months at Mepol, a company based in Riese Pio X (near Treviso) producer of certified thermoplastic and eco-sustainable compounds since 1996. Mepol relies on its production capacity, competence and know-how to provide...

Amut makes an encore with the British Biffa

Subsequent to the project accomplished by Biffa and Amut for the Seaham (United Kingdom) state-of-the-art recycling facility, one of the most modern and technically advanced in the world, the two partners join forces again for Biffa new investment in its facility in Washington, Sunderland (United Kingdom)...

CMG launches a new e-shop service for spare parts

A new tool for CMG customers is now available to simplify and speed up the procurement of spare parts. It is the new e-commerce platform directly accessible from the home page of the CMG web site. The process is not only extremely simplified and intuitive, it is also economically preferable...

High capacity line for PET and rPET preforms recycling

In the applications of PET, the concentrations of rPET are increasing more and more, to reach considerable percentage levels. 20% to 30% are the most common rPET concentrations in blends with virgin PET, however those percentages are rapidly growing, to the point that several bottlers have started to advertise 50% rPET and even 100%...

In Spain a line for selecting and separating films for the Life4Film project

The Life4Film project, financed by the Life programme of the European Union, has the objective of preventing the disposal of plastic film in landfill sites, and recovering this material. Life is the financial instrument of the European Union for financing R&D and innovation projects for the environment and climate action. FCC Medio Ambiente...

Industry 4.0: certificate of conformity for Exact pelletizers

The certificate of conformity according to the "Industry 4.0-Ready" requirements has been issued by Amaplast (the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association) to Exact, a member company based in Zingonia (Bergamo, Italy). Amaplast's technical department carried out an analysis of the...

The "bottle to bottle" during the pandemic: Previero turns a difficulty into an opportunity

Some turnkey plants with an output range between 2,000 kg/h and 9,000 kg/h of washed and regranulated PET flakes from post-consumer bottles collection were recently sold by Previero-Sorema in Latin America. These PET bottle recycling plants include automatic feeding, prewashing, delabeling, wet...

Fanuc partners with Recycleye to robotize recycling industry

One of the world’s largest robotics manufacturers, Fanuc, is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management startup Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60 years of experience in automation, to...

A Sorema “film-to-film” recycling plant to Polish Anna Recykling

Polyethylene films are nowadays playing an increasingly essential role in protecting food and goods throughout the whole supply chain, enabling correct and safe delivery. However, once they become waste, they have to be recycled too. As a result, the share of recycled films is rising all over Europe and especially in countries like Poland, where...

JSW‘s MMA regeneration is industrializing: from waste to virgin

PMMA waste depolymerization is not only “nice to have” for the benefit of the environment (sea, land, air), but foremost a tremendous resource and capital that has hardly been exploited professionally on an industrial scale to this day. MMAtwo is tackling the economic solution to this environmental problem methodically. To this end...