With more interest in sustainability and recycled resins, firms that make recycling equipment will be in full force at NPE2012 in Orlando, Fla. Companies are showing everything at the April 1-5 show — from pelletizers and granulators, shredders that promise more efficiency and less waste, to complete systems that break down even hard-to-recycle plastics.
ADG Solutions (Booth 4855): Exclusive North America distributor for Davis-Standard ram stuffer. Will showcase its new ram stuffer PLC control that can be retrofitted onto existing equipment and is designed to increase productivity for low bulk density polymer scrap such as films, fibers and thermoformed sheet.
Amut SpA (Booth 7391): Grinders, granulators, washers and dryers for plastics recycling.
B+B Anlagenbau GmbH (Booth 11002): Auxiliary equipment and components for recycling and scrap reclamation systems.
Benvenuti Equipment Co. LLC (Booth 34043): Exclusive distributor for Forrec turnkey plastic recycling systems; grinders, balers, shredders, EPS compaction equipment; metal-separation equipment; and blade sharpening.
Boston Matthews Inc. (Booth 5862): Multilayer extrusion lines, shredders and scrap reclamation systems
Bunting Magnetics Co. (Booth 6163): Magnets for removal of contaminants from extrusion, injection and blow molding equipment.
C.M.G. SpA (Booth 8552): Granulators, shredders and de-dusting systems for plastics recycling.
Conair Group Inc. (Booth 3643): Resin drying, blending, feeding and conveying/material- handling equipment; heat-transfer systems and temperature-control equipment; granulators; and downstream/upstream extrusion systems.
Eagle Vizion (Booth 43020): Optical sorters.
Erema North America Inc. (Booth 7947): Will showcase for the first time in the United States the TVEplus plastics recycling system capable of handling 2,000 pounds per hour. TVEplus has been purchased by Jadcore Corp., and will be shown with Jadcore's cooperation.
Forrec SRL (Booth 55042): Granulators, granulator knives and shredders.
Gala Industries Inc. (Booth 5884): Underwater pelletizers and centrifugal dryers.
Gamma Meccanica SpA (Booth 8664): Recycling lines for plastic materials, cutting systems, feeder systems, extruders and accessories for recycling lines. Melt filtration systems and multiscrew and single-screw extruding systems.
Gneuss Inc. (Booth 6685): Continuous and fully automatic rotary filtration systems and screen changers.
Herbold Meckesheim USA (Booth 1591): Label remover system with fracture-proof, welded-steel housing with a hinged cover and additional service openings to ensure access when a worn part needs replacement.
Hosokawa Polymer Systems (Booth 6279): Granulators, de-dusters, separation systems. Film and fiber-recovery systems.
IPEC-International Process Equipment Co. (Booth 56042): Will showcase its rotor-mill dryers, sizers, pulverizers and spin-flash dryers.
Kice Industries Inc. (Booth 1735): Removes dust and fines from plastic pellets and regrind; pneumatic and vacuum conveying and dust-control systems.
Kreyenborg Industries (Booth 7271): Screen changers, melt pumps, underwater pelletizing systems, infrared dryers and diverter valves.
Lindner America LLC (Booth 9139): reSource Vega shredders with both point-blade and square-blade rotors, particle size-reduction equipment and RDF systems. Also, Micromat 2000 single-shaft universal shredders with rammers that offer 30 percent deeper loading space and 20 percent more filling volume without increasing the exterior dimensions of the machine. Also offering heavy fraction separators and conveyors.
Maag Automatik Inc. (Booth 5563): Pumps and pelletizers.
Maguire Products Inc. (Booth 5963): Auxiliary equipment including blenders, dryers, feeders, loaders, purging recovery granulators and automatic gaylord evacuation. Will showcase its newly enhanced purging recovery system for transforming purgings into regrind.
Novatec Extrusion (Booth 7747): Gravimetric and volumetric blenders.
Pallmann Industries Inc. (Booth 963): Size-reduction machines, including granulators, pulverizers and densifiers.
Pelletizer Knives Inc. (Booth 7053): Pelletizer and granulator cutters and knives.
Pelletron Corp. (Booth 433): Pneumatic conveying systems, dedusting systems, rotary and diverter valves.
Plastic Technologies Inc. (Booth 7253): Auxiliary equipment for plastics recycling, and quick prototyping services.
Precision AirConvey Corp. (Booth 3631): Granulators and granulator knives; pneumatic components and systems and scrap reclaiming systems.
PSI-Polymer Systems Inc. (Booth 5991): Auxiliary equipment for extrusion applications including screen changers, polymer filtration equipment, gear pumps, diverter valves, mixers and melt filtration devices.
Rapid Granulator Inc. (Booth 3351): Granulators, shredders, size-reduction equipment.
Recycling Solutions Inc. (Booth 3687): Buyer of industrial scrap. Grinds and pelletizes plastic scrap.
Size Reduction Specialists Corp. (Booth 4153): Screenless granulation, fine separation equipment and dedusting equipment.
Sorema division of Previero N srl (Booth 5784): Granulators, pulverizers, shredders and scrap reclamation systems.
Starlinger Recycling Technology (Booth 7571): Plastics recycling equipment, nonwoven recycling machines, pelletizers and film-handling equipment.
Syncro USA LLC (Booth 8177): Blend and convey systems, automatic air rings and gauging systems for film and sheet extruders.
Tecnofer Ecoimpianti srl (Booth 8585): Manufacturers of complete washing lines and equipment for recyclable waste.
Tecnova srl (Booth 21053): Builder of complete plants for the recycling of LDPE, HDPE, PP, PS, ABS, PET, nylon, PC and biodegradable plastics.
Vecoplan LLC (Booth 6863): Horizontal shredders and granulators including the new VAZ 1300 NewGen shredder, featuring cardan shaft drives that eliminate drive belts and double sidewalls for longer wear and less contamination of and heat transfer to bearings.
Weima America Inc. (Booths 5473, 5481): Shredding and briquetting equipment.
Xaloy Inc. (Booth 39033): Screen changers, melt pumps, oven cleaners, pelletizers. Cleaning ovens designed for cleaning larger ports such as screws for extrusion and injection applications.