Also well received by the market was the merger of Coperion and Herbold Meckesheim. The newly formed Recycling Business Unit, established in October, is able to offer modular system and plant solutions on an industrial scale and combines the complementary technologies of both companies. From mechanical processing – shredding, washing, separating, drying, and agglomerating of plastics – to bulk material handling, feeding and extrusion, as well as compounding and pelletizing, the business unit’s jointly developed and highly automated plants will encompass the entire process and thus value chain. In addition, customers will benefit from the combined expertise in form of modern technical labs and the united and globally positioned sales and service network.
The smaller of the two washing lines is based on existing plant components, which will be upgraded and extended to include essential components; it is designed for a throughput of 1600 kilograms per hour. The second line will be able to process two tons of input material. It is a completely new installation based on Herbold Meckesheim’s proven setup for recycling post-consumer film. This includes an EWS 60/210-S shredder, a VWE 700 pre-washing unit, a SMS 80/160-F7-2 granulator with the option for two, a FA 60/300 friction washer, a TBW 15 turbo washer with hydrocyclone and friction separator, a T 2015 S PA mechanical dryer, two thermal dryers, and a final SML 60/145 SX5-2 granulator; plus a water treatment system.