New Screen for Non-Wrap Cardboard

Canada-based Sparta Manufacturing has introduced its new patent-pending Non-Wrap OCC Screen for single-stream and commercial recyclers into the market.

The machine’s “specially shaped and sized steel discs optimize the separation of the larger OCC (cardboard) from the smaller paper, film and mixed recyclables”, the manufacturer described its advantages. “And its unique, bi-directional corkscrew motion defies the wrapping (and associated maintenance and cleanup) that plagues traditional OCC screens. The result – increased uptime, production, and recovery efficiency”.

The patent-pending screw style design would direct the cleaned-up, larger OCC off the end of the screen, allowing Sparta’s Non-Wrap OCC screen to readily replace recyclers’ standard dual and triple deck OCC screens (with no changes needed to infeed or takeaway conveyors). “If you find yourselves spending 1-2 hours per day cutting tightly wrapping film plastic and more off your OCC screen’s shafts, it’s time to stop banging your head against the wall”, Rutger Zweers, Sparta’s vice president of Sales Engineering and single-stream specialist was quoted.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2022, Page 58, Photo: Sparta Manufacturing)