Plastic Recycling – Conversion of Polymer Waste to Granules

 

cleaningPlastics are used in a wide range of applications and some plastics items, such as food packaging, become waste only a short time after being purchased. Other plastic items lend themselves to be reused many times over. According to most estimates, 80% of post-consumer plastic waste is sent to landfill, 8% is incinerated and only 7% is recycled.

Since the production of plastics uses 8% of the world’s oil production, it is in our best interests to recycle plastics. In addition to reducing the amount of plastics waste requiring disposal, recycling plastic will reduce the consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels, energy, the amount of solid waste going to landfill and the amount of carbon emissions.

¬†RecycloAid’s major application¬† is Plastic Recycling which is followed by two sub-categories.

scrapsA. Post Consumer: is the recycling of plastic material arising from products that have undergone a first full service life prior to being recovered.
B. Plastic Scrap: (also called process scrap) is the recycling of any polymers left over from the production of plastics.

 

Process: Plastic recycling is the reprocessing of plastic scrap into granular form. The new products are manufactured through extrusion process. RecycloAid is an additive for recycled polymers. With the addition of RecycloAid (1.5%), you can get substantial results in plastic recycling like:

  1. recycled-granulesRound and solid granules
  2. Removal of porosity in granules
  3. No-die build up
  4. Increase in rate of production
  5. Lower machine load