We offer one of the most robust and effective turnkey solution for plastic film recycling. Whether you’re working with polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) films, our complete plastic film recycling plant will fulfill your every need for recycling loose or baled plastic film into plastic pellets you can sell for healthy margins.

This fully automated plastic film washing and pelletizing line is composed of a series of recycling machinery in a specific order optimized for efficiency. Our standard washing line offers the most effective way to clean plastic films and is available with the input capacity of 500kg/h upwards to 3,000kg/h.

While our standard PE film washing lines are sufficient for most facilities, custom setups with additional machinery and increased capacity can be designed for your specific needs. Please contact us for further information about custom projects.

WORKING PRINCIPLE

Debaler: The debaler machine takes full plastic film bales, compacted bundles, and breaks them loose into a free flowing stream. Once the bales are “busted”, the plastic film can move freely onto the next piece of machinery via a belt conveyor.

Plastic Granulator: The granulator cuts the plastic PE film into small pieces approximately 10-20mm in size. Since plastic film tend to stick together (imagine saran wrap) and long pieces of film easily tangles and clogs conveyors and rotary-based machinery, this is an essential step in washing plastic film. With water constantly injected into the cutting chamber, our wet granulation process also “pre-treats” and partially cleans the PP / PE film before moving onto the next piece of equipment. Learn more about our plastic granulators.

Single-Shaft Shredder: Another piece size reduction equipment that can be used in place or on top of a wet granulator. Our single-shaft shredder offers the same, high performance cutting, however, with less noise and the ability to take in larger volumes of PE film with more leeway for contamination. Learn more about our single-shaft plastic shredders.

Friction Washer: A high-power washing machine, our cold water friction washing system spins at nearly 1,000 rotations per minute. As the PP / PE films enters the friction washer, the plastic film rubs against each other at high speeds getting rid of hard to remove contamination. At the same time, any paper and cardboard is broken down into fibers and removed. While one friction washer is standard, various washing plants have requested a secondary friction washer to ensure thorough cleanliness. Learn more about our friction washers.

Sink / float Separation Tank: Using water as a medium, materials that float are separated from materials that sink. In the case of PP / PE film recycling, this type of plastic film will float while heavier contamination (such as dirt, sand, glass, metals, other plastics) will sink. A screw conveyor at the bottom of the sink/float separation tank will constantly remove the contamination where it is stored for future removal. While separation is one aspect of this apparatus, a secondary function is to further clean the PE film. Learn more about our sink float separation tanks.

Dewatering Machine: The first step in the drying process, our dewatering machine uses centrifugal force to remove a large portion of water within the PP / PE film before moving forward onto the thermal dryers. As thermal dryers use heat to dehydrate water, it requires more energy consumption during operation. Hence, the use of the dewatering machine is beneficial in savings for long run operations costs (mainly electricity consumption). Learn more about our centrifugal dewatering machine.

Screw Press Dewatering Machine: An optional piece of equipment, the screw press dewatering machine is a more advance version of the standard dewatering machine. Instead of using centrifugal force to remove water from the PP/PE film, the screw press squeezes the water out via high pressure. This machine can take the place of both the dewatering machine and thermal dryers. Learn more about our screw-press dewatering machines.

Thermal Dryer + Cyclone Separator: The clean PP / PE film is vacuumed out of the dewatering machine where it’ll travel down a series of stainless steel tubes where the plastic film will mix with hot air. The remaining moisture is dehydrated in this process which ends with a cyclone separator. The cyclone separator allow the PE film to mix with a fresh stream of cold air which prepares it for storage into the product silo. The cyclone separator is also effective in removing fines and such dust. Learn more about our thermal dryer systems.

Product Silo: A storage tank for the clean, dry pieces of PP or PE film.

Pelletizer / Extruder: We offer both single-screw extruder pelletizers and twin-screw extruder pelletizers. Based on your requirements, we offer both one-stage and double-stage pelletizing setups where granules can be formed using a granulator or water-ring cutting.

The entire PE film washing line is controlled via a central electric control panel and cabinet. Each piece of equipment is connected using conveyors.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Input Capacity500 kg/h1000 kg/h1500 kg/h2000 kg/h3000 kg/h
Required Space [LxWxH]42mx15mx6m50mx15mx6m60mx25mx6m80mx30mx6m80mx40mx6m
Operators2-3 people3-5 people4-6 people4-6 people7-9 people
Installation Power250KW350KW470KW650KW850KW
Water Circulation (T/H)23345
*CE certification available.
*Larger, more powerful models available based on your request.

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WARRANTY & INSTALLATION

All of our recycling machinery come with a 1 year limited warranty.

We offer installation packages where our engineers travel to your facility to guide your through the installation process the. Routine maintenance teams and operations consultants can also be arranged to ensure your plastic film recycling plant runs smoothly year and year.

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