Herbold Meckesheim supplies a plant with an input capacity of approximately 10.000 tpa for film recycling in England. It is designed for 100 percent post-industrial stretch film. A demanding application for wash lines, as it represents an extremely high surface area and low bulk density.
The plant is another step to cover the growing demands for high quality plastic recycling in the UK. According to its Government, an additional tax on plastic packaging is very likely to be introduced in 2022. The initial amount accounts to £200 per ton on packaging which does not include at least 30 percent recycled material. This will encourage the demand for high quality recyclate.
One of the highlights of the latest project is the HERBOLD EWS 45/200 shredder which is used as a pre-shredder prior to the wet granulator. The new concept particularly enhances the accessibility to the knives and sieves on behalf of a user-friendly handling. A gearless belt-driven propulsion system in combination with a mechanical clutch, offers additional protection against demolition caused by foreign bodies. The rotor can be equipped with variable knife configurations and as an option with easy to change armour-plating.
In order to obtain the highest quality of the final product, a hydrocyclone is used instead of a conventional separation tank which achieves higher separation levels, exerts more friction upon the material, hence generates purer flakes. These considerably better outcomes were confirmed prior to the customers´ purchase decision via tests carried out in the Herbold test center.
Herbold Meckesheim is in a good position to comply with increasing demands for high quality plastic recyclates. The latest washing plant generation makes a major contribution to more circularity in England.
Figure: Herbold Film Washing Line
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Herbold Meckesheim GmbH is a leading recycling specialist for the plastics industry. The plants contribute worldwide to the reduction and recycling of plastic waste. Herbold’s plants are worldwide in operation. They treat the “clean” waste of the plastic processing industry as well as the used, mixed ad contaminated plastics. The machines are also used in the pulverisation of plastic granules and waste as well as in the other numerous applications in the waste treatment, raw material recovery and material preparation of different industrial processes. Today, Herbold is being managed in the 4th generation by Karlheinz and Werner Herbold and develops and tests the plants in its own test centre. The more than 170 employees in Meckesheim and the employees of the international agencies accompany the machine that was manufactured according to the customer’s application from the planning stage through commissioning to the end of the machine’s operational use. www.herbold.com