Dusseldorf (Germany), November 2022. Recycling specialist Lindner showed all-in-one solutions for efficient plastics recycling at K 2022 in Dusseldorf in Hall 9, booths B17/B19 and in the outside area CE02 as part of the VDMA Circular Economy Forum. In three daily demonstrations, different post-consumer rigid plastics were shredded live – and for the first time also wet washed. Working together with Engel there was yet another first: shredded rigid plastics were injection molded and turned directly into new pallets on site.
As a pioneer in plastics recycling, Lindner knows what the recycling and circular economy want: higher throughputs, short downtimes, and maximum energy efficiency. The increased demand for quality recyclates also requires first-class washing components that can be added as modules depending on the degree of contamination. This can be achieved thanks to product innovations and the perfectly coordinated upstream processes of shredding – washing – sorting. As one of the few recycling specialists, Lindner offers all-in-one solutions to efficiently optimize these steps to process rigid plastics, films, and PET
Film recycling – optimized quality from the first process step
Whether post-commercial or post-consumer, films make up a lot of the world’s waste. Different degrees of contamination require adapted washing and drying processes. This is the only way to produce high-quality recyclates. The specific features of Lindner’s new Jupiter BW series ensure an increase in efficiency and quality. The new shredder setup is specially designed for film recycling. ‘Thanks to the Jupiter BW, we have succeeded in reducing the percentage of fines produced during shredding by 44% – as comparisons with other shredders have shown. The bad fraction to be disposed of by the recycler is thereby greatly reduced and more material is retained in the recycling stream,’ explains Stefan Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth, Head of Product Management at Lindner Recyclingtech. ‘The precise cut shreds films to an optimal size of A4/A3 for downstream NIR systems. This makes the downstream sorting processes so much more productive and efficient.
From homogenous flakes to immediate injection molding
As part of the VDMA Circular Economy Forum, Lindner once again showcased its products in the outside area at K 2022, this time with three live demonstrations daily. The new Micromat HP shredder, the Twister friction washer, and the mechanical Loop dryer demonstrate the process stages of shredding, washing, and drying with integrated water treatment processing post-consumer rigid plastics. As a special highlight, the shredding of post-consumer plastics, called dolly pallets, provided by Engel, took place daily. Together, Lindner and Engel showed how, with a residual moisture of
New precious materials from ocean waste
In partnership with the other plastics recycling leaders Erema, ExxonMobil and Engel, visitors could also learn more about the Atando Cabos project in Lindner’s outside area. The company Comberplast in Chile clears the coasts of broken fishing nets and ropes, turning them into new products such as crates for tulips or a well-known brewery. A demanding shredding task, considering that fishing nets and ropes are designed for robustness and durability and that the collected materials contain many abrasive substances such as stones and sand. Lindner’s Micromat was commissioned remotely in 2020 during the pandemic and has been supporting Comberplast in the daily production of new precious materials ever since.
About Lindner, Spittal a der Drau/Austria (www.lindner.com):
The Lindner family business has been offering innovative, tried-and-tested recycling solutions for decades. At its production plants in Spittal/Drau and Feistritz/Drau in Austria, Lindner manufactures state-of-the-art production facilities shredders, system components, and spare parts that are exported to almost one hundred countries. In addition to stationary and mobile shredders for waste processing, the portfolio also includes complete systems for plastics recycling, SRF/RDF, and waste wood processing. The shredders can be used, for instance, for municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste, waste wood, plastics, packaging material, paper, and light scrap.
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Relocation to the new home of recycling
In July 2022, production fully started at the new 14,000 m2 manufacturing facility in Spittal/Drau. The family business remains loyal to Carinthia, Austria as a production location. The new plant offers the latest production systems, alongside robotics and automation technology, together with more extensive opportunities for in-house production. This ensures that Lindner’s high-quality standards are maintained, providing optimal availability of machines, system components, and spare parts.
About Lindner Washtech GmbH, Grossbottwar/Germany (www.lindner-washtech.com):
As a specialist and one of the leading manufacturers in plastics recycling, Lindner Recyclingtech’s subsidiary, Lindner Washtech, offers innovative solutions for the processing of post-consumer and post-industrial plastics such as LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, PP, and PET. From shredding and sorting to washing and drying Lindner Washtech’s modular plastics recycling systems are perfectly matched to each other and provide individual all-in-one solutions from a single source.
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