CPP Film Production Wastes - Benefits of Recycling Them

2023-05-05 | Industrial Trends | By Resul Gökpınar |

Several factors make CPP films (Cast Polypropylene Films) the most preferable film type for food packaging, non-food packaging, medical packaging, lamination, and printing applications. The huge demand for this film type brings with the increasing production volume as well as production waste, mostly caused by edge trims. The good news is that CPP film can be 100% recyclable without releasing harmful or toxic materials and can be reused in packaging film production.

How can we recycle CPP film waste?

The most economical recycling method for CPP film production waste is recycling them in-house, just right in the same factory they are created. For this, a compact and integrated machine that can combine several steps of plastic recycling would be a big advantage for producers since their main business is the production and they might have limited space in the factory.

CPP film manufacturer in Turkey
( CPP film production plant and in-house recycling section on the left )

Therefore, we suggest Repro-Flex plastic recycling machine for CPP film producers to recycle their edge trim wastes and other CPP scraps. Because they can leave the recycling job to Repro-Flex, which 1 to 2 operators can handle the entire recycling line, and can focus on their main production business. The integrated cutter compactor of Repro-Flex eliminates the requirement of pre-cutting the film scraps and increases material feeding stability and output. The plastic melt passes through a uniquely designed recycling extruder and is filtered and degassed here before being cut in the water-ring pelletizer where the recycled pellets take their final uniform shape and size.

A famous Turkish cast film producer Kamel Cast Film recycles its CPP edge trim wastes with Repro-Flex plastic recycling machine. Besides eliminating plastic pollution and garbage, the company sells these high-quality recycled CPP pellets in the local market and Europe region for profit.

The reasons for choosing POLYSTAR and its machine are summarized by the CPP producer below:

  • Simple and compact machine designed for energy-saving and easy operation

  • Stable and reliable machine quality, fast delivery of spare parts

  • Helpful technical support including troubleshooting and spare parts supply

  • Flexible customization and system integration capability

  • Reasonable price with excellent quality for long-run operations

Advantages of recycling CPP film production wastes in-house

Recycling CPP film production wastes in the production facility, then either using them in production or selling them as recycled CPP granules is profitable for the producer in several different aspect.

1. Saving transportation costs and decreasing storage space

Being able to recycle the CPP film waste that comes from the production in the production facility eliminates the transportation cost of the waste from the facility to the recycling centers. The wastes require lower storage spaces since they are constantly recycled.

2. Controlling the quality of recycled CPP pellets

Using an outsourced recycling service for production wastes might be difficult to maintain the quality of recycled pellets for several reasons such as contamination, mixing with other types of plastics, quality differences between batches, etc. Recycling these CPP in-house production wastes can solve many of these problems.

3. CPP edge trims can create profit

When the waste CPP films are recycled, their value will increase because they become reusable recycled pellets. Reusing them or selling the recycled pellets produced by a stable and energy-efficient plastic recycling machine generates profit for the producers.

4. Conserving Natural Resources

The lifecycles of the CPP plastic wastes can be increased by recycling. This helps prevent pollution and also reduces non-renewable resource usage. Producers can easily maintain the purity of the plastics or the same formulation for production with industrial recycling. This refers to the higher chance of reusability of the CPP recycled pellets several times in the circular economy.

High-quality CPP recycled pellets
( Recycled Pellets from CPP Film )

In conclusion, CPP films are recyclable, and better to recycle them in the production facility to reduce the costs and increase pellet reusability. The recycled pellets from CPP films can be reused in the production of many different packaging materials. To increase the profitability in long term, it is suggested to invest in a stable good quality machine. To get assistance finding the most suitable plastic recycling machine for your budget and requirement, you can contact POLYSTAR.

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Resul Gökpınar

POLYSTAR’s International Sales Representative

Resul creates up to date content based on his experience, gained by solving customers problems from Turkey and EMEA market.

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