Erema expands in the USA

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  • USA records increasing demand for post consumer recycling
  • Expansion of trial centre, installation of additional recycling system
  • Erema at NPE, incl. live demonstration

Due to the high demand for recycling systems, especially in post consumer recycling, Erema North America will continue to expand in the USA. To date, the company operates a trial centre in Ipswich, Massachusetts, already covering some 1,000 m² of floor space and three recycling systems. The company now plans to expand it further to 2,400 m² and install a new system.

Installation of additional recycling system

The new system will be an Intarema 1108 TVEplus with laserfilter which will be joining the three existing plants: an Intarema 1108 T and Intarema 1108 TVEplus, each with melt filter SW RTF, plus an Intarema 605 K. The expansion of the trial centre will get underway in March 2015 and its completion is scheduled for late summer 2015.

The new Intarema K system for fully automated edge trim recycling (Source: Erema)

The new Intarema K system for fully automated edge trim recycling (Source: Erema)

USA records increasing demand for post consumer recycling

Interest in the recycling of post consumer plastic waste is currently growing at a rapid pace in the USA. The complex material mixtures, high degree of moisture and heavy contamination of the input materials require reliable recycling systems. Erema offers the Intarema TVEplus system here which, due to the patented configuration of melt filtration with subsequent homogenisation upstream of extruder degassing, plus the efficient laserfilter, enables to make high-quality end products.

Laserfilter for materials with high degree of contaminants

The recently enhanced laserfilter is particularly suitable for the processing of materials with a high degree of contaminants such as wood, paper, aluminium or copper and fulfils requirements which conventional melt filters cannot meet. In addition, the new scraper geometry of the laserfilter allows longer screen service life.

Intarema TVEplus with Laserfilter for Postconsumer Recycling (Source: Erema)

Intarema TVEplus with Laserfilter for Postconsumer Recycling (Source: Erema)

The company will also be exhibiting an Intarema 1108 TVEplus with laserfilter at the NPE2015. Additionally, the fully automatic edge trim system Intarema 605 K for the in-house recycling sector will also be demonstrated live. The fully automatic processing system designed especially for the recycling of PE edge trim is the successor model of the previous KAG system. Some 2,000 of the over 4,000 Erema systems sold around the world operate in this In-house recycling application field.

Main Picture: The Erema North America trial centre in Ipswich, Massachusetts



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