Latest film recycling technology introduced in Mexico
In May 2015, Polystar installed its latest PE/PP film recycling machine in Guadalajara. The demo machine in NPE (Orlando) was delivered to Mexico immediately after the exhibition in March.
Polystar has also improved its after-sale service in Mexico with its local representative Plasticenter, who now stores Polystar’s spare parts locally in Mexico City for an in-time spare parts delivery. Plasticenter provides both installation and after-sales services in Mexico of all Polystar equipment.
Polystar has been very active in the Mexican film recycling in the past 2 years, and this was the 13th recycling machine that Polystar has installed in Mexico since 2014. Both demo machines from Plastimagen 2014 and NPE 2015 were sold and delivered to Mexico.
Polystar will be commissioning several more in the following months.
Polystar will again demonstrate its recycling line with live operation in Full Plast (Chile) in November 2015 as well as Plastimagen and K show in 2016.
Polystar’s one step recycling machine not only turns plastic film waste of HDPE, LDPE, PP into high quality pellets that can be reused in many applications, but also automates the entire reprocessing process that is beneficial for producers in terms of labor cost saving, space saving and lowering energy consumption.
The cutter compactor of the recycling machine prepares (pre-conditions) the material into an ideal condition for the extrusion process and feed the material directly into the extruder with a centrifugal force. Comparing to the conventional recycling machines, this integrated system does not require a separate crusher, and therefore, eliminates the problem of inconsistent feeding. The integration ensures an extremely fast and stable feeding as the tangentially connected extruder is continuously filled with pre-compacted material.
Many clients have already ordered their second and third line in 2014 and 2015 after having experienced their first line for 1 ~ 1.5 years. From Germany to the US, from Saudi Arabia to Canada, customers from all around the world are providing positive feedback on their experience with POLYSTAR’s re-engineered recycling machine since 2013.
In the case of the recycler in South Africa, “the performance of our Repro Flex recycling machine is superb and exceeded my expectations; it is highly productive and requires minimal maintenance cost. I’m happy to show our machine to any prospective buyer and we will definitely grow with POLYSTAR.” according to Mr. Earl.
In the instance of a professional recycler in Monterrey, Canada, “we are very happy with the Polystar recycling machine that we bought in 2013 and find it user friendly. It allows us to quickly switch between different types of materials. We have already decided to purchase the second Polystar at NPE this year knowing that it will be even better than the first machine,” said Mr. Jolan.
Polystar began with the manufacturing of its first tangentially connected cutter-extruder combined recycling machine in the year of 1988. Today there are more than 1,000 of this type of Polystar recycling system in operation worldwide. The company has continuously worked on improving and optimizing this system throughout three main generations of evolution.
Key Features of Polystar’s cutter-compactor integrated recycling line:
No pre-crushing needed:
The integration of the cutter compactor and extruder eliminates the need for pre-crushing film waste in advance. High output capacity can be achieved by going through a quick densification that is optimal for the extrusion process that follows. The cutting-extruding-pelletizing combination works flawlessly in one single step.
High automation with flexible and easy feeding methods:
The belt conveyor feeds the film scraps/flakes while the nip-roller intakes the film-on-roll simultaneously. The feeding is controlled automatically based on how full the cutter compactor is.
Effective degassing and filtration system
- A continuous filter with two flowing channels reduces operator intervention.
- The double degassing and high-vacuum can effectively process printed material