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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RWM Letsrecycle Live 2022 Review

Bunting compact overband magnet demonstration

This was the first year that the UK’s two recycling shows combined to stage RWM Letsrecycle Live 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham UK.  The exhibition featured an outer live exhibition area, showing larger recycling equipment, and an internal area with companies across the recycling spectrum. The two-day exhibition welcomed both UK and international exhibitors…

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The Plastic Waste Conundrum

Plastic Nurdles from a beach in Sri Lanka

The ever-increasing global concern about plastic pollution and the environmental impact of unrecycled plastic is forcing many industries to rethink their packaging.  Consumers are actively seeking more sustainable packaging for their groceries or personal care products.  Brands of all sizes are implementing strategies to reduce or replace plastic packaging, driven by the expectations of their…

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New Shredder Feeder Conveyor

Bunting shredder with feeder conveyor

The new Shredder Feeder Conveyor from Bunting-Redditch combines with either a magnetic separator or metal detector to protect a shredder or granulator from metal damage. Specifically designed for recycling plastics, both in-house regrind and from secondary sources, the Shredder Feeder Conveyor provides an even and controlled feed into a shredder or granulator.  The design specifically…

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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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New Bunting-Redditch Customer Experience Centre

Extended Bunting Redditch facility officially opened

Bunting’s newly extended manufacturing facility in Redditch, UK houses a world-leading testing and laboratory centre.  The new Customer Experience Centre focuses on material separation with a wide range of high-intensity magnetic separators, eddy current separators and a revolutionary electrostatic separator. Complete Material Test Centre At the Bunting-Redditch material separation Customer Experience Centre is an extensive…

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Metal Contamination Solutions at Interplas 2021

Bunting Metal contamination solutions at Interplas 2021

Efficient and proven methods of removing metal during plastics manufacture or recycling is showcased on Bunting’s ‘Protect, Prevent & Purify’ stand (H11) at the Interplas plastics exhibition (28th to 30th September, NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Interplas is the UK’s leading plastics industry event and an exciting showcase for the manufacturing processes, technologies, and services essential to…

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Five Magnetic Separator Myths

five Magnetic Separator Myths

Often ascertaining the best Magnetic Separator for any given application is not straightforward.  To complicate the decision-making process further, many companies supplying magnetic separators provide a wealth of information such as Gauss levels and the amount of metal that the Magnetic Separator can actually capture. Such details are often difficult to verify and may even be meaningless. 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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