Recon Packaging shreds IBCs
- 16 August 2011
- Company & Industry News
A WEIMA WLK15 shredder, ancillary conveyors and bagging plant provided by Aylesford - based Fercell Engineering Limited, distributors for Weima shredder and briquetter products in the UK, has greatly improved the main plastics waste stream recycling plant performance of Manchester based Recon Packaging Ltd..
Acknowledged as a major player Recon Packaging Limited supply refurbished industrial bulk containers (IBCs) to the UK market. Servicing the chemical, food, drinks and pharmaceutical industries. Established in 1990 the company has successfully offered a complete solution for used packaging, through cleaning, refurbishment, testing & recycling of end of life containers.
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve their operation, the company started looking for ways to better manage its waste stream facility. Part of the plastics facility includes dismantling and processing damaged IBCs. Having dismantled the steel protective cage it is then a matter of removing the damaged HDPE plastic container and manually cutting it into flat segments, then baled for further processing elsewhere.
After investigating various solutions, Recon Packaging Limited decided the best way forward involved a less labour intensive size reduction technique, which would reduce labour costs, increasing recyclate values and reduce transportation costs.
Visiting the test and training facility at Fercell Engineering Limited and completing successful material trails with the customers own sample materials, the design team were on hand to discuss the best materials handling configuration. A site survey and agreement to the plant design followed and scheduled to manufacturing for built. Test run in the factory, the completed plant was then dismantled for shippment to the Manchester site in readiness for the install team to rebuild, test, and commission.
"Environmental consideration has always been a major influence in our choice of equipment and design of operations to facilitate efficient use of energy. The Weima WLK15 shredder has been an excellent addition to our operations and we have been extremely pleased how smoothly the complete project has been managed with both teams involvement every step of the way", commented Mr Cornforth, Managing Director, Recon-Packaging Limited. Daily throughput rates have already exceeded our initial estimates and we look forward to working with Fercell Engineering Limited in our future expansion plans".
Malcolm Fletcher , Managing Director, Fercell Engineering Limited — WEIMA UK commented, "There are more than 900 similar WEIMA applications in the UK", "We are pleased the WEIMA WLK 15 90kW single shaft shredder, accompanying conveyors and ancillary equipment has already exceeded Recon-Packaging Limited 's throughput estimates. Our one-stop-shop business model and bespoke test and training facility are invaluable, providing prospective customers the opportunity to process their own materials in the UK before making a purchase commitment". Due to the WLK modular design there are more than 80 machine variances available with the WLK Universal Range to suit most applications."
Fercell Engineering Limited — WEIMA UK
Unit 1 Old Mill Lane
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