Bunting Buzzing at Hillhead 2022

The sun shone and the crowds filled the quarry at Hillhead 2022 (21-23 June, Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, UK). The return of the UK’s largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition attracted visitors from across the world. At Hillhead, Bunting was displaying magnetic separators, including an ElectroMax Overband Magnet and Permanent Suspended Magnet, as well as a…

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High-Intensity Magnetic Separators at Ceramitec

High-intensity magnetic separators play a key role in the manufacture of ceramics and the processing of ceramic raw materials, as highlighted at Ceramitec 2022 on Bunting’s stand (on stand C1:511). Keeping Ceramics Iron-Free Fine iron and magnetic minerals cause defects in any ceramic product, whether that is tableware, sanitaryware, tiles or technical ceramics.  The iron…

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40-Year Old Hillhead Still Attracts Bunting

The first Hillhead was held in 1982 and over those 40 years Bunting has manufactured and supplied thousands of magnetic separators and metal detectors for use in the aggregate and recycling industry.  Once again, Bunting is exhibiting at the 2022 show (21-23 June, Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, UK), helping companies solve metal separation and detection problems…

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Recovering Metal with Bunting at IFAT 2022

Advanced separation technology enabling enhanced metal recovery is the focus of Bunting’s stand B6-452 at IFAT 2022 (Messe Munchen, Germany, May 30 – June 3).  Technology, such as the patented SSSC Stainless Steel Separator, uses ultra-high magnetic fields to recover metals previously lost to waste.  The new ElectroStatic Separator segregates conductive metals using electrostatic charges. …

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Metal Separation When Recycling UPVC Windows

Metal Separation UPVC Windows

353,000 tonnes of window profiles and related products got recycled in 2020 (source Recovinyl).  Although there was a slight fall in the total amount of PVC recycled in 2020 (due to the Covid-19 pandemic), the UK and Ireland recycle the second highest tonnage in Europe behind Germany. The recycling of UPVC windows is a long-standing…

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BMRA’s Young British Metal Recyclers Visit Bunting

BMRA's young metal recyclers vist Bunting

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) arranged for their Young British Metal Recyclers group to visit Bunting’s Customer Experience Centre in Redditch, UK and see the latest in metal separation technology. The British Metals Recycling Association represents the £7 billion UK Metal Recycling sector. Located at the material testing facility in Redditch is a range…

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30 Year Magnetic Separator Market Evolution

30 year magnetic separator market evolution

Our Press Officer, Paul Fears, first became involved in marketing magnetic separators in 1989.  In this blog, Paul looks back at the evolution of the magnetic separator market. When I started my career in 1989, I had no comprehension of the importance of magnetic separators.  I quickly discovered that the technology was used in every…

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Magnetic Separator Air-Gap Explained

Bunting Air gap explained

The ‘Air Gap’ plays a key role in the performance of a Magnetic Separator.  In all magnetic separators, there is a gap between the magnet material or electromagnetic coil and the targeted particle.  This ‘air-gap’ could be actual air or a non-metallic material such as stainless-steel or a rubber belt. When assessing an application, our…

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Metal Contaminated Dairy Products

Metal contaminated Dairy Products

The UK Food Standards Agency has reported that Yoplait UK has recalled Yoplait Frubes Strawberry, Red Berry and Peach Variety Pack because the product may contain small pieces of metal (January 2022).  Small metal pieces have been found in the peach flavour within the multipack, which makes this product unsafe to eat. Food Standards Agency…

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Separating Metal When Recycling Wood

Separating metal when recycling wood

Wood is one of the most recyclable materials of all waste.  Waste wood originating from well-used wooden products such as pallets and furniture is reused in furniture, in creating building materials, animal bedding, and fuel.  However, both ferrous and non-ferrous metal contaminates wood from secondary sources. Wood Recyclers Association Separating Metal Contamination Problematic metal contamination…

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