Experience innovative recycling technology in live operation
“The event gave recycling experts, compounders and representatives of universities an excellent opportunity to experience technology for premium-quality plastics recycling firsthand,” reports Ralf J. Dahl, Division Manager of Twin-Screw Extruders at KraussMaffei Berstorff. “Current and prospective customers took advantage of the opportunity to converse and exchange ideas with experts and industry colleagues. They also got to take a close look at the EREMA/KraussMaffei Berstorff production solution and study it,” Dahl continues.
Forward-looking presentationManfred Hackl, managing director of EREMA GmbH, talked about the journey towards a genuine closed-loop economy.
Making its premiere: EdelweissCompounding system with EREMA recycling extruder
The focal point of the TecDay was the EdelweissCompounding system, featuring an EREMA recycling extruder for reprocessing foils, fibers and nonwoven waste materials. At TecDay, the system was used to process PP foil waste materials from post-industrial foils with various contamination levels in a 2-stage extrusion process, to form a PP compound with 30 percent talc. The system is designed for filler contents up to 80 percent and a throughput range of up to 1,000 kg/h. There were specialist lectures from Interseroh Dienstleistungs GmbH, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH, Veolia Polymers NL B.V., EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH and KraussMaffei Berstorff were there to round out the program offerings.
New testing opportunity
“After TecDay, the system will be available to EREMA and KraussMaffei Berstorff customers for test runs under real-life conditions,” reports Dahl. “Not only can our customers benefit from the high-performance extrusion system, they also receive full support from EREMA and KraussMaffei Berstorff for process improvements – from the screw and machine configuration all the way to complete production automation,” Dahl continues.