UK-based Genesis Process Solutions has recently completed a supply and installation contract for Blue Sky Plastics in Bourne, Lincolnshire, as part of the latter’s recycling and reprocessing facility for plastic recovered from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
“As part of an on-going investment plan, Genesis Process Solutions won a contract to supply two Brabender feeders with refill systems for a new extrusion line. These feeders have been set- up to meter two tonnes per hour of flaked recycled plastic together with a coloured master-batch. In addition to the feeders, Genesis has also provided a vacuum conveying system and a mezzanine floor,” Chris Riddle, Managing Director of Blue Sky Plastics.
Blue Sky Plastics has just completed the latest phase of a major investment programme, which saw it install a state-of- the-art cleaning system that recovers large volumes of mixed plastics, which are then reduced in size to a 6mm regrind flake. With the additional installation of the new extruder, Blue Sky says it is offering a closed-loop service to electrical goods manufacturers by recycling the bulk of plastic components back to what it says is a near-virgin grade of ABS, Polystyrene and Polypropylene.
“The Flexwall 120 feeder supplied is particularly effective with a flaked material, unlike old equipment that was replaced, meaning production engineers at Blue Sky could increase flow rates for increased production without feeding issues” said Phil Cameron of Genesis Process Solutions. “While the smaller Flexwall 40plus feeder is currently handling black masterbatch at the rate of 25kgs per hour, greater throughput is easily achievable”.