BB Engineering at the K Show 2022

As a sub-exhibitor of Oerlikon, BB Engineering will present itself as an expert in extrusion, mixing and filtration as well as an innovator for PET recycling at the K Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber (19 – 26 October 2022, Hall 1, Booth 1D10) – and at the company’s site in Remscheid.

Plastics competence extruders, mixers, filters
BB Engineering is no newcomer to the plastics industry. As a joint venture of Brückner Maschinenbau (leading with film extrusion lines) and Oerlikon Barmag (leading with manmade fiber spinning lines), BB Engineering took over the extruder division of Oerlikon Barmag already in 2002. According to the company, it can thus draw on more than 60 years of experience in extruder construction and is constantly engaged in development work to optimize its products.

To date, approx. 20,000 extruders have been delivered worldwide, the German manufacturer informed. The machines are mainly used in film and synthetic fiber spinning lines for PP, PET, PA and PE. “BB Engineering is the exclusive supplier for its parent companies and also sells extrusion and filtration technology to third party customers.” The portfolio also includes various continuous and discontinuous polymer filters from small to large (0.1 – 40 m² filter area) and various polymer mixers.

The quality of the melt and thus of the end product is the firm’s priority for all components and equipment. According to Managing Director Dr. Klaus Schäfer, the company has always stood for high-quality, durable machines and components that enable its customers to manufacture first-class products. “A high-quality melt is crucial for trouble-free production and good, consistent product properties.”

Recycling technology
BB Engineering has been focusing its development work increasingly on recycling technologies for several years. In addition to extruders, filters and mixers suitable for recycling processes and the processing of recyclate, the manufacturer offers a complete PET recycling plant called VacuFil. With this plant, the German engineering firm has also developed an “innovative and unique” PET LSP recycling process, which combines gentle large-scale filtration and targeted IV regulation “for consistently outstanding rPET melt quality”. As reported, VacuFil processes a wide range of input materials – post-production and post-consumer. “The patented key component Visco+ vacuum filter removes volatile impurities quickly and reliably,” the provider underlined. “VacuFil is a modular system that can be designed for different recycling applications. There are no limits to the downstream processes. Simple granulation is possible, but also direct feeding into further processing, e.g. in the synthetic fiber spinning mill. BBE offers VacuFil in combination with its own VarioFil compact spinning plant to produce polyester yarn.”

Open House
During the K show this process will be presented at an open house of BB Engineering and Oerlikon Barmag. Not far from Düsseldorf, at the company’s site in Remscheid, BBE and Oerlikon Barmag will open their doors and give customers and interested parties an insight into the technical center. Here, visitors can experience the VacuFil Visco+ recycling technology in operation with a connected VarioFil spinning plant and see how high-quality recycling yarn is produced from PET waste.

More information: Pia Kürten, Marketing, eMail:

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2022, Page 18, Photo: BB Engineering)