Daly Plastics selects Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions

The Appingedam, Netherlands-based equipment company Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions has completed installation of a plastics sorting system at Daly Plastics, Zutphen, Netherlands.

The capacity targets for the modular system were exceeded by more than 50%, according to Bollegraaf, separating 7 tonnes of plastics per hour. This enables Daly Plastics to realise its ultimate goal—production of regranulate for use as raw material in high-quality new products, the equipment supplier says.

“We chose Bollegraaf because their quality was higher than all other candidates and they possess the necessary expertise in the design, engineering, construction and supervision services required for the installation of an innovative system like this,” says Peter Daalder, director of Daly Plastics.

“Another important reason for selecting Bollegraaf’s systems is their robust yet flexible nature due to the modular structure. Recycling of waste is a process that is continually changing. If the range of materials for recycling changes, then the system can be easily modified and restructured without incurring high costs,” he says. “In addition, they are a reliable partner who provides all of the knowledge and services required to optimise processes and get the most out of the systems.”

Frits Eding, project manager at Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions, says, “Daly Plastics’ goal was to process 4 tonnes per hour, yet they are currently achieving between 6 and 7 [tonnes].”

The first part of the system is a coarse shredder, followed by the removal of iron contamination. The resulting output is then processed through ballistic separators—elliptical separators by Lubo Systems B.V. (a member of the Bollegraaf Group)—to remove small contaminants, such as sand. By means of optical scanning, the material is then separated into different types and, if desired, into different colours. A manual check can then be carried out if necessary. The output goes through a baler to be processed into homogenous bales. This material is then further reprocessed using a DRD dry-cleaning system and granulation.

Sicon sells WEEE scrap processing system in Qatar

Germany-based Sicon GmbH has been commissioned to deliver a two-stage Sicon-e system for processing electrical and electronic scrap in Qatar. An option for further treatment systems already was completed, the company says.

The Sicon-e concept is a modular system for processing e-scrap that is distinguished by its flexibility and capacity, according to the company. The vertical shredder EcoShred Vertec dismantles household appliances for further processing. The system is optimised using screens and metal separators manufactured by Sweden-based IFE System.

The Sicon-e concept is supplemented by the Varisort WEEE sorter designed to enable the separation of circuit boards.

Untha recruits waste specialist to support expansion in Asia

Austria-based industrial shredding specialist Untha has announced it has recruited Andreas Senkbeil to oversee the company’s growth in the Asian Pacific market.

Senkbeil has worked in the waste management sector for the past four years. While his geographical focus will remain much as it has to date, Senkbeil also will travel to meet engineering partners, clients and potential new customers in countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, China and Australia, Untha says.

Senkbeil

According to Untha, Senkbeil’s appointment is well-timed, given its relatively recent penetration of the Asian market. For example, last summer, the team shipped an XR waste shredder to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to process solid footwear production waste into solid recovered fuel (SRF) that now powers Lafarge-Holcim’s Hon Chong cement kiln. In late 2015, Untha also played a role in the development of an SRF facility for waste firm Zion in Wonju city, South Korea.

“Having spent some time in Asia myself, I am aware of Andreas’ presence in this part of the world, and his knowledge of local waste markets, cultures and alternative fuel production opportunities,” says Peter Streinik, head of Untha’s waste business unit. “This will prove crucial as we look to expand in what is fast becoming an incredibly important area for our global business. The waste landscape here is very diverse, so we are working hard to show different Asian Pacific organizations how they can improve the stability of their resource infrastructure whilst boosting their profitability with the help of clever waste to energy technology.”

Senkbeil says, “In Southeast Asia alone, we see huge market fragmentation.”