Getting Metal Out of Spices

Boxes of spices

Most households have a collection of spices in one of their kitchen cupboards.  Adding spices to food when cooking is not only a common practice, but essential for most culinary enthusiasts. But how are the spices processed and prepared? Spices are commonly grown in the tropical regions of the world, with some thriving in the…

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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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Getting Metal Out of Pet Food

Getting Metal Out of Pet Food

Ensuring Pet Food is metal free before it reaches the consumer is critical. However, reports of foods being recalled due to metal contamination occur several times each year.  To assist processors and producers, Bunting has developed a series of typical plant flowsheets showing proposed locations for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors including a typical Pet Food Processing Plant.…

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Metal Recovery from WEEE and Cable

Cable Recycling diagram

There is a wealth of valuable metals present in WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and cables. However, the recovery is often difficult due to the small particle size range and variable nature of the metals. With the development and launch of the ElectroStatic Separator [in 2020], Bunting now provides a complete multi-stage metal…

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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

Ceramic Tiles

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

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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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