Successful TecDay  Recycling & Compounding
Experience innovative technology in live operation

Approximately 60 visitors at the joint TecDay Recycling & Compounding learned from KraussMaffei Berstorff and EREMA about current technologies, innovative machines and services relating to plastics recycling. The focal point of the TecDay was the ­EdelweissCompounding extrusion concept, consisting of an EREMA recycling extruder and a KraussMaffei Berstorff twin-screw extruder. The system is now available to ­plastics recyclers and compounder companies for carrying out recompounding trials under real-life production conditions.

Text Andreas Weseler  Photos KraussMaffei Berstorff

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 presentation
Forward-looking presentation
Manfred 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.

Now available for test runs under real-life conditions
Now available for test runs under real-life conditions
The system consists of an EREMA recycling extruder (COEREMA® 1108T) with melt filter and pump, a KraussMaffei Berstorff ZE 60 R UTXi twin-screw extruder as well as a water ring pelletizer.

Your contact

Ralf J. Dahl
ralf.j.dahl@kraussmaffei.com

Division Manager for Twin-screw Extruders