3 Benefits You Must Know About In-house Plastic Recycling

2022-07-11 | Industrial Trends | By Jack Lin |
  1. Why in-house recycling instead of outsourced recycling?

    Better quality control changes everything

    In-house plastic recycling makes sure that the material comes 100% from your own production and does not mix together with material from other sources. Examples of the in-house scraps are: HDPE/LDPE edge trim, cut/punch waste from bag-making production, defected film-on-rolls, start-up film scraps, loose leftover film, HDPE, LDPE/LLDPE, stretch film, shrink film, BOPP and many others.

    Minimal material degradation, pellets quality (size) and consistency can also be achieved and controlled.

    “Logistics, transportation and storage cost can also be reduced when all the waste is kept 100% in-house instead of out-sourcing it.”

    Maximum possible amount of recycled pellets

    The consistency in quality (uniform in size and minimal property change) of the plastic recycled pellets can ensure that the recycled material can be reused again in the extrusion machines to produce high-end film products with the highest possible quality.

    Maximum possible amount of high-quality recycled pellets.
    ( Uniform size plastic recycled pellets )

    Fast ROI (Return On Investment) on the machine investment

    The return on machine investment can be extremely fast, mainly because of the huge saving in raw material costs. When done properly, the quality and reusability of the plastic recycled pellets can be much higher compared to out-sourcing. The extremely simple-to-use machine design requires only one operator at the feeding section of the plastic granulator machine and requires minimal labor intervention.

  2. What level of technology is required for efficient in-house plastic recycling?

    To process in-house, post-industrial clean scraps, you probably won’t need the most advanced plastic recycling machine in the world to do the simple job – investing in a machine with the highest possible output and most advanced filter systems is unnecessary for most plastic film producers, as recycling is not the main business for them.

    In-house clean film recycling create high quality pellets.
    ( In-house, post-industrial clean plastic scraps recycled )

    However, it is extremely important to have a machine with stable in operation and consistent in pellet quality. This is to ensure that the operation is smooth without quality issues or frequent machine breakdowns. Additionally, it should not be something too complicated for the operators to learn.

  3. How Simple maintenance and operation

    The design of our machine is simple and focuses on what’s most important for plastic producers who are looking for an easy and stable operation.

    Simplicity throughout the entire machine design - From the user interface, machine operation, maintenance (both mechanical and electrical), to changing consumable spare parts. Even untrained operators can understand how to get the most out of our machines.

Clean and simple process.
Becomes part of your production process.

No bad smell. No loud noise.
In-house plastic recycling can be done beautifully with a compact and well-designed plastic pelletizing machine without making the place wet and dirty.

POLYSTAR plastic recycling machine can be install near film blowing machine.

Stable Production

Besides a strong and quality mechanical machine built, our recycling machines are powered by world-class electrical components (Siemens, Fuji, Schneider and Omron) to ensure operational stability.

Electrical breakdown has been a common problem for some producers, and therefore we equip our machines with the best available components for a smooth, 24-hour operation.

Recycling Made Simple -
For 33 years on and looking forward

Over the past 33 years, more than thousands of POLYSTAR plastic recycling machines have helped worldwide plastic producers to reprocess their post-industrial (in-house) waste back into high-quality pellets in a simple and easy way.

POLYSTAR provides different recycling solutions (different in production capacity and different shredding and cutting integrated technologies) for packaging film (blown and cast), raffia, injection-molded, woven/non-woven, pipe extrusion and thermoforming. Depending on the user’s material type, industry, capacity requirement and space limitation, POLYSTAR is able to offer the suitable recycling solution.

Simple Operation

Apart from a beautiful, compact machine design, the POLYSTAR’s engineering team designs the machines to be simple and focus on what’s most important for plastic producers who are looking for an easy and stable operation. With 3 decades of manufacturing experience focusing on user interface and customer feedback, POLYSTAR has been able to develop simple solutions and technology.

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About the Author
Jack Lin

Regional sales manager for Latin America

Jack has visited and spoken to hundreds of POLYSTAR machine users around the world over the last 10 years. Having collected practical information on customer feedback and user experiences, he enjoys sharing the advantages and disadvantages of using different types of machines with others, especially coming from the customers' perspectives.

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