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Pallmann introduces film-recycling equipment

By: Anthony Clark
PRW

October 30, 2013

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG unveiled a range of equipment developments at K 2013, including a system designed to handle large-scale recycling of film waste.

The company is also promoting an energy-efficient way of turning rubber scrap back into very fine powder, and a service for converting waste from carbon fiber-reinforced composites production back into very short fibers for new compounds.

Despite a growing awareness of the importance of recycling, a Pallmann spokesman said there needs to be a greater level of incentivize to drive forward the green economy.

"We want to see more legislation in the [European Union] and around the world that realizes that taking case of waste is a form of 'urban mining' and that landfill is no longer a possibility.

"Technological developments increasingly mean that there are more efficient ways to take care of our waste, plus there are new applications for waste reuse. I also think countries such as the U.S. now see the potential for creating domestic jobs by developing waste infrastructure."