Plastic parts or components are fed into our various machines by hand or by conveyor depending on the application. These materials are inspected and qualified. Negative sortation and metal removal may be required during this time. Typical plastic forms that we process but not always limited to are molded parts, components, sheet, bottles, sprues, runners, purgings, loose bags, films and many more.
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Granulation or plastic grinding is the size reduction process generally used for plastic materials. The size reduction process is accomplished by using specifically designed machines called granulators. The machines have rotating knives that cut the plastics many times before exiting through a sizing screen. The sizing screens can be changed to achieve a larger or smaller mesh size material. The finished material is commonly referred to as regrind.
Shredding is the course grinding of plastic parts, shapes and purgings. Primarily used for a pre-grind to granulation. This equipment is capable of size reducing large plastic purgings and difficult to granulate plastics such as Cast Nylon and UHMWHDPE. The process can also provide options for security destruction of products and documentation.
A high compression horizontal baler will produce heavy bales from loose films, plastic parts and paper. The consolidation of these products reduces the volume and packaging that the materials are collected in. The bales can then be easily loaded into trucks or containers for full load quantities.
Specialized air handing and screen equipment produce a dust or contaminant free product. Mostly used to remove dust fines in plastic regrind. The process can also remove contaminants like paper labels, light dirt and fiber.
The primary goal is size reduction and also to remove non reusable cores from Roll Stock. Hydraulic cutting equipment is used to reduce roll products or large plastic purgings to sizes that can then be recycled.
The processing of roll products that utilize a reusable core. Film material is removed without damaging the core. This reduces the amount of labor to rewind on an expendable core. The process captures the cores for reuse and provides a cost savings back to the customer.
The separation of ferrous metal from virgin resin, regrind or granular material. This is done by using rotary drum separators and vibratory conveyors.