K2022: Plastics and the Circular Economy

Bunting at the K 2022 Trade Show

In October, the plastics and rubber industry descended on Düsseldorf in Germany to attend the K 2022 trade fair.  The international exhibition is promoted as the world’s no. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber and features exhibitors from across the globe. As a key supplier of metal separation equipment to the plastics sector, Bunting…

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Total Metal Separation at K 2022

Metal captured by a FF Drawer Filter Magnet

One of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of metal separators will feature at the international K 2022 plastics and rubber trade fair (19-26 October 2022, Düsseldorf, Germany).  On the interactive stand B01 in hall 10, Bunting is displaying working examples of magnetic separators, metal detectors, and an Eddy Current Separator specifically designed for processing plastic…

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Separating Problematic Metal at POWTECH 2022

Fine iron captured by a Bunting Drawer Filter Magnet

At POWTECH 2022 (27-29 September, Nuremberg, Germany), Bunting’s focus is on the separation of problematic metal from dry materials.  On stand 3A-613, visitors will see the latest magnetic separators and metal detectors that effectively remove tramp metal and very fine iron from a wide range of granules and powders. POWTECH is the leading European trade…

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High-Intensity Magnetic Separators at Ceramitec

Iron-Specked_Ceramic_Tableware

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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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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Getting Metal Out of Grain and Cereals

Metal detector process sheet

By the time grain and cereals have been collected and delivered to a Milling Plant, it is highly likely that there is metal contamination present.  Removing that metal to prevent damage to processing equipment and produce the highest quality end-product is essential and achieved with a series of different designs of Magnetic Separators and Metal…

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Getting Metal Out of Beer

Getting Metal out of beer

Thankfully, it is very unlikely that you will ever find a piece of metal in your glass of beer.  However, when tramp metal (in the form of screws, nails, broken process plant, etc.) is accidentally introduced during the brewing process, it damages processing equipment and can even affect the taste of the beer.  In this…

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Ensuring In-House Plastic Recycling Purity

Bunting-Plastics Internal Recycling

When re-processing in-house plastic rejects and waste, the purity of the final recycled plastic mix must be equal or at least very close to the original raw material.  Whether the re-processed plastic is for in-house use or as regrind for resale, the removal of any metal contamination is critical. Successful removal of metal contamination from…

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Keeping Ceramic Tiles Iron Free

Keeping Tiles iron free

When fine iron and iron-bearing minerals contaminate the raw material used to produce ceramic tiles, the consequences are costly. Such iron contamination causes visual and structural defects as well as affecting the surface finish in terms of brightness and whiteness.  Tiles failing final quality checks are commonly returned for recycling. Those passing the initial quality…

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Keeping Ceramic Tableware Iron Blemish Free

Keeping ceramic tableware iron blemish free

Fine iron and iron-bearing minerals cause visual and structural defects in ceramic tableware.  Such contamination appears as small dark spots on the surface or is hidden within the body and causes premature cracking of the ceramic.  The cup, saucer or plate is then either rejected or reworked. Iron contamination The problem of iron contamination is…

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