Vienna, Austria-based Starlinger & Co. GmbH reports that Spanish recycling company Reciclajes Plasticos S.L. (Reciplast) is making recycled low-density polyethylene resin on a Starlinger recoSTAR basic recycling line, equipped with a C-VAC degassing module.
The degassing module allows Reciplast to turn heavily printed and laminated film scrap from industrial and post-consumer sources into finished granulate.
“Almost 100 percent of this regranulate is used for the manufacturing of plastic products for agriculture such as irrigation pipes,” said Gines Martinez, general manager at Reciplast.
Because of the extensive degassing capacity, the resin has no gas or moisture, so customers no longer have to filter the melt and add anti-moisture additives, Martinez said. Pipe makers also can reduce the wall thickness and increase production.
The scrap material comes from packaging film production and contaminated post-consumer film waste used for agriculture or in greenhouses.
Reciplast is based in San Gines, Murcia.Tel. 011 43 1 599 55-0, email [email protected].