Following the commissioning of a Zerma 800 heavy-duty granulator at Regain Recycling and Plastics at Rainham in Essex, the company states capacity has been increased by up to 5,000 tonnes per annum.
With a nameplate capacity of circa 1,800kg per hour and complete with air classification for dust removal, the new granulator provides increased opportunity for Regain Recycling and Plastics to access and recycle rigid plastic scrap arising in London and the South East.
Historically, scrap materials arising in this locality would have required transport to the Regain Polymers site at Castleford, West Yorkshire, something that the company states often proved uneconomical. Installation of granulation capacity at Regain’s Rainham site will therefore facilitate delivery of additional feedstock to its compounding business in Yorkshire.
Commenting on the increased granulation capacity, Mark Roberts, Technical Sales Director at Regain Polymers, said: “2012 continues to be a milestone year for Regain as investment in our businesses, as well as that in the industry generally, continues to gather momentum.
“The commissioning of this granulator at the Rainham site was the next step in our investment programme, as we seek to reduce cost and deliver process efficiencies across our plants. In addition to an overall capacity increase, this new installation allows us to size reduce cleaner feedstock more competitively at Rainham without the need to put such materials through the existing wash process.”