WKR Walter Austria: Start-up of another Herbold film wash line
16.04.2019 – To extend its facility in Wels, Austria, WKR Walter has chosen a complete integrated solution from HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH, based in Meckesheim/Germany. The key component of the plant is the latest generation of HERBOLD’s VWE pre-wash system, hydrocyclone separation and a twin centrifugal drying step. WKR Walter recycles post consumer film.
The infeed of the line is baled material, sourced from Germany, based on DSD 310 spec.
It provides for the efficient cleaning of the material a hydrocyclone separation step as a key requirement for the production of high-grade recyclate for manufacturing of thin-walled film .
HERBOLD and WKR Walter are looking back to a long-term cooperation. All the three existing wash lines have been upgraded by HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH with hydrocyclones in the last couple of years, having allowed WKR Walter to upgrade the quality of the washed flakes to a new level. For the first time WKR Walter is able to operate a film wash line without the need of a thermal drying unit, thanks to the efficient operation of the HERBOLD centrifuge.
The new line is designed for 10.000 t/year, WKR Walter is already discussing a further expansion.
Fig. 1: The new HERBOLD washline for Walter
Fig 2: Jörg Schneeberger (CEO of WKR Walter) and Karlheinz Herbold (Executive Director HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH) in front of the centrifuge of the new washline