MBA Polymers Install Quick Clean Drawer Magnet

Drawer Filter Magnet

MBA Polymers has installed a new quick manual-clean magnet insert into one of their existing Drawer Filter Magnets installed at their Worksop plastics recycling operation in the United Kingdom.  The new insert significantly reduces the time needed to clean captured ferrous metal off the high-strength tube magnets, whilst also proving easier and safer for operators.…

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Laboratory High-Intensity Magnetic Separator for Battery Recycling Research

A European mining and technology university has purchased a laboratory-scale Bench Induced Roll Magnetic Separator (BIRS) for use in research projects including the recycling of lithium-ion batteries.  The BIRS generates high-intensity magnetic fields up to 2 Tesla (20,000 Gauss), enabling the separation of weakly magnetic particles. The Induced Roll Magnetic Separator (IRS) The Induced Roll…

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Permanent Overband Magnet Selection Criteria

Permanent Overband Magnets are commonplace in most mines and quarries, removing tramp ferrous metal and protecting crushers, screens and conveyors against damage. Overband Magnets are also widely used in recycling, recovering ferrous metals and protecting shredders against metal damage.  However, there are many different designs of Permanent Overband Magnet, developed to suit specific applications.  Understanding…

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53 UK Metal Contaminated Food Recalls in 2023

In 2023, the UK Food Standards Agency issued five (5) alerts relating to 53 separate products regarding metal contamination in food products that had reached the public. This was down from ten (10) in 2022 and the same number as in 2021. The metal-contaminated food products were supplied by leading UK supermarkets, including Tesco, Asda,…

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Where to see Bunting-Redditch in 2024

Bunting’s magnetic separators, eddy current separators, metal detectors, and electrostatic separators are on tour again in 2024.  As of January 2024, Bunting-Redditch is exhibiting at the following shows and conferences: IFAT (13-17 May 2024 – Munich, Germany) IFAT is the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management.  Bunting return to…

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51 Metal Contaminated Food Products Recalls

Metal within food

In August 2023, the UK’s Food Standards Agency reported the recalling of 51 separate food products due to concerns about metal contamination.  The food product recalls affected some of the UK’s largest supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi. In each case, the Food Standards Agency’s risk statements reports that ‘these products may contain pieces…

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Separation Challenges of Recycling PET for Plastic Bottles

Article first published by Powder and Bulk Solids (August 2023) Raw material shortages are increasing, and as consumption rises, the gap grows wider. It took a pandemic to open the eyes of most producers as to how fragile the supply chain is. Yet, many powder and bulk operations could do more to alleviate the shortage…

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ICL Boulby Upgrades Magnetic Separators

ElectroMax-Plus Overband Magnet

ICL is making significant upgrades to their magnetic separators at their mine in North Yorkshire, England. The company has decided to replace an existing single air-cooled Overband Electromagnet with four modern ElectroMax Overband Magnets that have been designed and built by Bunting-Redditch. The ElectroMax Overband Magnets are a major improvement over the previous model, providing…

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Vital Metal Recovery from Household Waste

Eddy Current Separator at Parry & Evans

Article first published in Skip & Waste (October 2023) Metal recovery and recycling from waste is not new, with evidence of such activity in Roman times.  In modern recycling plants, metal recovery provides a vital financial lifeline.  Bunting assists waste management companies in maximising metal recovery whilst maintaining high purity levels. Ferrous Metal Recovery The…

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New Manual-Clean Drawer Filter Magnet

Manual Clean FF Drawer Filter Magnet

Bunting’s new manual-clean FF Drawer Filter Magnet features an insert easily retrofitted into existing FF Drawer Filters.  The new insert enables quick, easy and safe removal of ferrous metal captured on the high-strength tube magnets. In operation, dry materials, such as plastic granules or flakes, are gravity-fed into the FF Drawer Filter Magnet containing rows…

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