Dutch plastics waste processor Daly Plastics has installed a new modular scrap material sorting plant at its main recycling facility at Zutphen near Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.
The versatile turnkey system with a handling capacity of up to 7 tonnes per hour was supplied by national machinery manufacturer Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions of Appingedam, Netherlands.
Daly chose the Dutch supplier because of the quality of the system offered and Bollegraaf's design, engineering and construction expertise and supervision service “required for the installation of an innovative system like this one”, explained Peter Daalder, director and owner of the purchaser.
Another key motive for choosing Bollegraaf was the versatility of the equipment offered which allows the unit to be modified to suit inevitable changes in the range of materials required to be recycled, according to Daalder.
Daly originally aimed to handle a throughput of up to four tonnes per hour, but the Bollegraaf sorting plant is currently processing between 6 and 7 tonnes per hour, the supplier's project manager Frits Eding.
The new plant includes a coarse shredder followed by an iron contamination removal section. Ballistic separators in an Ellipticals unit – provided by Bollegraaf group subsidiary Lubo Systems – then remove fine contaminants such as sand.
Film waste can be further divided into different types or colours with optical scanning through the inclusion of a Mistral unit supplied by the French company Pellenc. A baler packs the output into homogeneous bales.
Daly Plastics, formed in 1985 is one of the Netherlands' biggest recyclers with a transport fleet and a global network of agencies. It has a sister company Caroda Polymer Recovery, with a plant at Zutphen, capable of producing polyethylene regranulate.