Fakuma: BritAS introduces a new melt filter for contaminated PET | Plastic Technology

2021-11-13 02:16:32 By : Mr. Richard SHEN

This technology is suitable for post-consumer plastic waste, focusing on PET and PET similar materials.

During Fakuma 2021, BritAS introduced its new ABMF PET-C, a melt filter for contaminated PET. ABMF PET-C relies on the established BritAS basic technology and is equipped with special functions, while also being technically optimized. The company stated that the filter is particularly suitable for underwater granulation and strand granulation.

In order to effectively and efficiently filter out the contaminants in the plastic waste, every time the filter is replaced, a clean screen is automatically inserted without stopping production. Up to three screen belts can be inserted at the same time, and it is said that the fineness of different filters can be precisely adjusted. This keeps the quality of regranulation always at a high level, and contaminants are removed from the machine with very low melt loss. It has a filter fineness of up to 20 μm and a melt loss of <1.0%.

This technology is suitable for post-consumer plastic waste, focusing on PET and PET similar materials.

The filter mechanism and control are combined to provide fully automatic and practical operation in dual chamber mode without any temporary storage of melt. During the movement of the screen, the extruder will not stop to ensure process safety.

In addition to the automatic operation of the dual-chamber filter with high plastic throughput, the output is ensured by the use of a sieve belt with Dutch woven mesh. Due to the internal optimization of ABMF PET-C and the redesigned heating, it is said that the operating cost of the melt filter has been reduced. The filtration area of ​​ABMF PET-C is 1.140 cm2 to 3.200 m2, and the maximum output is 1030 kg/hr to 4800 kg/hr.

ABMF PET-C melt filter for contaminated PET.

Considering the high cost of resins and the high attention to product quality, surprisingly, little attention is paid to the impact of recycled material quality on plastic processing.

Many food and beverage companies are or consider using recycled materials in their packaging.

You may encounter many problems when using a mixture of recycled and original materials to form parts. Would it be better to use 100% recycled materials?

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