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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Bob Bunting Visits Extended Redditch Plant

Bob Bunting at Redditch Plant

For the first time since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in 2020, Bunting’s President and CEO, Bob Bunting, travelled across to the United Kingdom for a tour of the European operations. This included a first visit to the recently extended manufacturing facility at Redditch. Investment in Manufacturing Since 2017, the Bunting Group’s European operation…

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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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Eddy Current Separator and ElectroMax Sales Growth in 2021

Eddy current separator and Electromax sales growth

The demand for metal separators increased in 2021 on 2020, with exceptional growth in sales of both Eddy Current Separators and ElectroMax Overband and Suspension Magnets.  Sales growth followed an expansion in representation in overseas markets and increasing manufacturing capacity at Bunting’s Redditch facility in the UK. At the Redditch manufacturing plant, Bunting specialise in…

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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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