recycling technology, a division of Starlinger & Co GmbH, Vienna, will give an overview of its product portfolio at Equiplast 2008 in cooperation with its sales representative KUGO S.L. - hall 4, booth C327.
Starlinger recycling technology offers a spectrum of innovative machinery solutions for the efficient recycling of a variety of plastics, such as PE, PP, PA, PS, PET, and many more. Founded in 2000, it is the company’s youngest field of endeavour. Yet thanks to entirely new recycling technologies and proven machine concepts, Starlinger’s product line recoSTAR quickly asserted its place in the market and has become a global player in the field of plastics recycling.
On view this year at Equiplast will be the recoSTAR universal 65, the most suitable line for processing a wide range of thermoplasts and a wide variety of different products. The line achieves an output of max. 200 kg/h.
The recoSTAR universal has a powerful single-shaft cutter mounted on top of the extruder and thus can be used for the recycling of film and hard-to-grind waste such as tapes, fibres and lump waste from extrusion start-up as well. Tests have shown that it is the ideal concept for PA fibres and film as well as for nonwoven materials, delivering improved regranulate quality (e.g. less discolouring, less degradation). Visitors to Equiplast are invited to Booth C327 to see for themselves the versatility of the machine, its high performance, and the clearly ordered touch panel that makes for ease of operation.
Furthermore, just this year recycling technology has launched the new line recoSTAR direct for the processing of pre-cut materials and as an economical alternative to the agglomerator line recoSTAR basic.
Designed for heavy regrind materials (> 300 g/l), it can handle all types of thermoplastics ranging from polypropylene (PP) to polycarbonate (PC). Due to the direct material infeed into the extruder (and the material thus not being dried prior to the extrusion process) it is not suited for processing humid materials (max. 0,3% humidity) or PET. The processing of polyamide (PA) is possible with certain restrictions.
Whether film, fibres, filaments, nonwovens, tapes, sheets, injection moulding parts, PETpreforms or bottles, whether inhouse waste during production or post-industrial and postconsumer waste: Starlinger’s recycling technology offers for each application the right system from a wide range of products:
The recoSTAR compact is suitable for in-line and off-line recycling of polyolefin film (edge trim, reels).
Most suitable for polyolefins from washing plants or foamed materials is the recoSTAR basic, as it is equipped with an agglomerator to pre-dry and pre–densify the material.
The recoSTAR PET iV+ technology, developed by Starlinger, yields recycled PET with properties matching those of virgin PET, e.g. intrinsic viscosity (IV) > 0.82, acetaldehyde (AA) <1 ppm. The R-PET produced by this process has been declared suitable for direct food contact by several national and international certifications, including a “Non-Objection Letter” of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Last year Starlinger’s viscotec Division launched the solid stating line viscoSTAR, which has already found considerable market acclaim. The line can be used following an extruder with pelletising but is suitable for IV enhancement of virgin PET inline in front of production lines, or offline for recycled or virgin PET or for decontamination and viscosity increase of PET flakes as well.
The whole product range of Starlinger’s recoSTAR recycling lines covers - depending on machine model - an output range of 30 up to 2.000 kg/h.
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