New Plastics Recycling Line

Austrian-based manufacturer Starlinger unveiled its new plastics recycling line recoSTAR dynamic 215 in June.

According to the company, with this line it has increased its capacity range for polyolefin recycling. The recoSTAR dynamic 215 was purpose-built to customer specifications regarding output and minimized operator involvement. The high degree of automation makes it possible to operate even a line of this size with the same personnel as the smaller lines, working efficiently with minimum energy consumption, Starlinger recycling technology gave account.

With its output range of 2,200 to 2,600 kilograms per hour (kg/h) and power requirement of 0.2 to 0.35 kWh/kg, the recoSTAR dynamic 215 is one of the most energy-efficient lines on the market, the provider is convinced. To achieve this, Starlinger recycling technology developed the “rECO” concept for optimum energy use: Only the most energy-efficient motors are used, energy recuperation systems are integrated into various process steps, and the extruder barrel is heated with infrared emitters. In addition, the Dynamic Automation Package (DAP) developed by the producer is said to keep the line working at the optimum operating point, thereby maintaining not only constant production of consistent quality pellets, higher output and greater flexibility in material processing, but also reducing energy consumption. “Together with the ‘rECO’ concept, this realizes energy savings in excess of ten percent,” Starlinger emphasized.

The recoSTAR dynamic recycling lines are capable of processing a wide range of plastics and are especially suitable for moist, hygroscopic or highly contaminated input materials. By integrating the optional C-VAC high-capacity degassing module into the line, even heavily printed or heavily soiled input materials such as post-consumer plastic waste or agricultural films can be reprocessed into secondary material.

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