a clear advantage for South African customers
Multiple sets of recycling pelletizing extruders Repro-Flex have been installed in South Africa in the year of 2020, mainly for film producers and bag converters of LDPE, HDPE, PP and BOPP who process their post-industrial (factory) waste in-house.
Fast delivery time is beneficial for customers
The two most popular models being delivered in the market are the 500kg/hr (Repro-Flex 120) and the 350kg/hr model (Repro-Flex 100) recycling pelletizers, which are suitable for film and bag producers who need to process different types of waste generated during the production process: film scraps, edge trim, film on roll, cut-off and start-up waste back into high quality pellets.
Since Polystar has completed its newest and largest manufacturing facility in Sinji industrial park (located in southern Taiwan) in early 2020, it has been able to shorten its previous delivery time by more than 75%. This third manufacturing site was built specifically to focus on the manufacturing and quality control of its recycling pelletizing lines.
Upon order confirmation, a standard Repro-Flex 100 or 120 machine can be delivered within 1~ 2.5 months. This allows the producers to receive the machines much faster and put them to work within the shortest time – without the need to wait for a typical 6 ~ 12 months and having their cash flow blocked.
Local service and support improved
In order to provide better and more in-time after-sale services, Polystar began working together with ZA Machinery, who has been in the South African plastic industry for more than 30 years with an experienced technical team. Following a successful exhibition together at Pro-Pak Johannesburg 2019, where a Repro-Flex 120 (500k/hr model) was on display and sold immediately, the sales have increased significantly since then.
Fast and simple installation
The compact design of the Polystar machine is much simpler, which can be installed within 2~3 days upon arrival. The recycling machines are disassembled into only three main parts for shipment, and once unloaded from the container can be quickly assembled again. Polystar provides fully detailed 3D explosive drawings (with each part clearly marked and labeled), as well as pre-recorded instruction videos of installation, start-up, operation, trouble shooting and regular maintenance videos in which the customers operators have full access by simply scanning a QR code from their mobile phones. The user-friendly design allows operators to quickly become familiar with the machine operation.
Lower cost on spare parts is a big plus
Apart from fast machine delivery and simple installation, the cost of consumable spare parts is also much less expensive comparing to its European competitors with comparable built quality. This can further reduce the overall production and maintenance cost.