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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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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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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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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Metal Recovery from Aluminium Dross

Metal Recovery from aluminium dross

An aluminium dross processing plant in the Middle East has purchased an Eddy Current Separator, Drum Magnet and ElectroStatic Separator to recover the valuable metal.  The separation equipment was designed and built by Bunting at their Redditch manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom. Controlled Tests of Aluminium Dross Samples Aluminium dross is a byproduct of…

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ElectroStatically Cleaning Plastic Waste

Electrostatically cleaning plastic waste

With the ever-increasing amount of plastic waste collected for recycling, the ability to remove effectively contaminants including metal has never been more important.  Often, contaminated plastic cannot be processed meaning that landfill or energy-to-waste are the only options.  The ElectroStatic Separator significantly expands the range of product recycling possibilities, enabling the removal of very small…

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Wire Wrapped Drum Magnet Benefits

Drum magnet with wire

Robust and with a high-intensity magnetic field: the Wire Wrapped Drum Magnet bridges the gap between standard Neodymium Rare Earth Drum Magnets and magnetically powerful Rare Earth Roll Magnetic Separators. Drum Magnet Technology A permanent Drum Magnet features a stationary magnetic element mounted inside a rotating non-magnetic shell.  In operation, the magnetic element projects a…

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6 Mobile Metal Separators Sold in 3 Months

Mobile metal separators

Following a surge in orders for their mobile metal separator, Steelweld Enviro Products Ltd and CRJ Services have ordered six (6) Bunting Eddy Current Separators and Rare Earth Drum Magnets in the first quarter of 2021.  The Eddy Current Separators separate non-ferrous metals from non-metallic material with the Rare Earth Drum Magnets recovering magnetic materials.…

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Recycling Growth Dependent on Technology

Recycling Growth dependent on technology

Global annual events such as the Global Recycling Day and Earth Day provide the perfect platform for reflection and planning.  Successful and extensive recycling reduces the pressure on the planet’s finite resources, whilst also providing desperately needed environmental protection.  Many experts predict that the failure to radically change the way waste is produced and managed…

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