Recycled Polymers of Birmingham is buying the first Fimic automatic screen changer to be installed in the UK for use in compounding recycled polypropylene.
The Italian-made equipment represents an investment of more than £100,000 and replaces a traditional hydraulic screen changer. The upgrade will enable continuous running of the extruder without reductions in flow. It also has an ability to handle up to five times more contamination than the previously used kit.
Grant Gerry, managing director of Recycled Polymers, said: “Recycled plastic feedstock for compounding is increasingly difficult to source without a lot of contamination – our job is to add value by producing as pure a pellet as possible.
"I am confident that this investment will enable us to more than adequately meet this challenge.”