Never has recycling been more at the forefront of the world's consciousness, and that's certainly is the case for plastics recovery and recycling.
While moms and pops and kids do their part by diverting their recyclables from the trash, and waste management companies do their part by collecting and sorting those materials, the entire recycling community is interdependent on each portion of the process.
And that includes plastic recycling equipment companies.
With NPE 2015 now boasting its largest ever amount of exhibition space, recycling equipment companies are among the many firms that will show up in force later this month in Orlando.
The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., the trade group that puts on the gargantuan show every three years, says equipment companies, in general, have booked larger booths to display and operate more machines this time around.
Here is a sampling of those recycling related folks who have provided Plastics News details about their attendance at NPE 2015.
ADG Solutions (Both W6754): New control programming on Fimic continuous, self-cleaning screen changers from ADG Solutions reduces the amount of polymer required to purge contaminates filtered from the process stream.
Artec and Zimmer America Recycling Solutions (Booth S29196): Introducing the Artec modular design extrusion system to the North American market.
Erema GmbH (Booth W5673): The Intarema 1108 TVEplus with Laserfilter for post-consumer plastic recycling. Additionally, the fully automatic edge trim system Intarema 605 K for the in-house recycling sector will be running live.
Gneuss Inc. (Booth W4675): Gneuss' Processing Technology division will exhibit its biggest MRS extruder to date as part of complete extrusion line that also will have a fully automatic RSFgenius175 filtration system and an online viscometer. Gneuss' Filtration Technology division will present its new RSFgenius M model in the company's Rotary Filtration System series. The company's Measurement Technology division will feature pressure transducers and transmitters, temperature sensors and accessories.
Lindner (Booth S26189): Premiering the Apollo line of shredders for throughputs from 300 to 1,500 kilograms per hour, a shredder from its Antares line, plus latest developments in the field of plastic washing equipment.
Next Generation Recyclingmachinen GmbH (NRG) (Booth W7551): U.S. market introduction of the company's BritAS Automatic Band Melt Filter designed to handle high volumes of heavily contaminated melt streams, primarily PE. World premiere of P:REACT, which the company says improves the properties of PET.
Owens Corning — Ridgeview (Booth S25193): Offers plastic recycling filters and high pressure filter media.
PSI-Polymer Systems Inc. (Booth W6287): Products featured will include the Quick-Shift die changer that utilizes a slide plate to exchange die heads on a single extruder.
Rapid Granulator Inc. (Booth W3363): This maker of granulators and shredders is introducing new products including Rapid Model LBB — granulator for thermoforming; and Rapid Raptor Model EH-52 single shaft shredder.
Reduction Engineering Scheer (Booth W5987): This maker of pulverizers, pelletizers and rotational molding equipment is introducing its next generation of pulverizers. Four newly designed models, RE 500, RE 1000, RE 1500 and RE PASS are being introduced at the show. All boost efficiency and cut production costs, the company said.
Starlinger & Co. (Booth W7263): This maker of machinery and complete lines for PET recycling and refinement and woven plastic bag production is premiering its new recoSTAR recycling line designed for plastic strap from industrial and post-consumer applications. Aside from recycling technology, the company also will be presenting its consumer bag, textile packaging and viscotec products.
STF Group (Booth S29196): Exhibiting wet grinder for shredding of post-consumer plastics.
S+S Inspection Inc. (Booth W6963): Offers metal detection, metal separation and sorting equipment.
Tomra Sorting Raw Materials (Booth S33178): This maker of high capacity bulk sorting platforms will be demonstrating its Genius optical sorter.
TRIA America Inc. (Booth W7983): New TF Series Grinders for inline thermoforming scrap recovery from various production waste, including skeletal scrap, full sheets, and sheets with cups and lids.
Weima America Inc. (Booth W5391): The plastics size reduction technology company is bringing various machinery, including the WEIMA WLK10, WLK1000 and WLK20 Jumbo. Also a two-stage shredding system with a WLK4 feeding an NZ Granulator.
Also, plastic recyclers and additive companies who will be at NPE 2015 who have provided information to Plastics News include:
Birch Plastics Inc. (Booth 15096): Global supplier of post-industrial regrind, reprocessed pellets, compounds, and off-grade virgin resins for medium to large size plastic manufacturers. Introducing HDPE post-consumer recycled content.
Geo-Tech Polymers LLC (S18097): Plastics recycler uses patented technology to remove contamination, including paint, ink, labels and many other coatings from recycled materials. Historically its technology was only for rigid plastics, but now offered for flexible plastics.
Struktol Co. of America (Booth S27082): Supplier of polymer additives for reclaimed/recycled plastics and for polymer compounds that contain recycled content will feature new products