Equipment report

April 28, 2014
RTGE Staff

Turkish firm installs e-scrap and wire processing line

Danish recycling equipment manufacturer Eldan Recycling A/S has delivered a Combi Line electronic scrap and wire and cable processing machine to a Turkish recycling facility. The Turkish customer, Ugur Metal, will be processing electronic scrap and wire and cable scrap in the plant with an input capacity of up to four tonnes per hour.

Ugur MeralUgur Meral, the owner of Ugur Metal, says the mix of recyclable material flowing into his facility was and is changing, and he soon realised a response was necessary. Meral began working with Eldan Recycling A/S and its local sales agent, Ferrostaal A.S. Istanbul, in 2010 to explore new options.

Meral visited operating Eldan installations and a custom-made layout for a new processing line was prepared. Meral says he wanted a flexible line that could operate automatically but also have an option for individual hand picking when required.

“We are proud to commission this unique line for Mr. Meral here in Turkey,” says Territory Manager Henning Nørgaard of Eldan Recycling A/S. “The line includes our ring shredder, eddy current separator, rasper, granulator and separation equipment. We see Turkey as a very important market.”

Says Meral, “We knew from the beginning that our visions and ideas were a challenge for the equipment and solution providers in the international market. We did a scan to find the best possible supplier and ended up with Eldan Recycling A/S, who has set up and commissioned the line to our full satisfaction.”

Eldan develops machinery for the recycling of tires, wire and cable and electronics.


Renault installs Danieli Henschel triple compression press

Danieli Henschel of Germany has installed a new 30 centimetre by 30 centimetre triple compression press for the processing of manufacturing scrap at a Renault car manufacturing plant in Slovenia. Recycling company Sita Metalimpex partnered in the proposal.

For the system, scrap is continuously fed into Danieli Henschel’s mid-sized PTC 1230 triple compression press, creating packets that are discharged onto a 13-metre ramp and sent to buckets via a rotary conveyor.


NGR takes majority stake in German equipment company

Plastics equipment company Next Generation Recycling Maschinen GmbH (NGR), headquartered in Austria, has acquired a majority interest in the Germany equipment company Dr. Collin GmbH.

In a press release NGR says both companies expect to see strong synergies through a combined technology platform and global marketing activities.

NGR says it offers a range of equipment allowing virtually any form of plastic scrap to be recycled to produce plastic pellets. Plastic scrap produced during production in plastics manufacturing operations can be recycled with NGR equipment. “Valuable” plastic also can be recovered from used plastic products, according to NGR.

Compact extrusion equipment such as blown film units, flat film units, extrusion lines and stretching equipment from Collin enable clients to further develop the recycling process and process plastic materials economically and efficiently, say the companies. In addition to laboratory equipment, products developed and manufactured by Collin include high-performance pilot systems for medical technology, materials manufacturers and other sectors within the plastics industry.

“NGR has always been active in supporting the stages of product manufacture (i.e. production scrap) and recycling. With the expertise of Collin we are expanding our capabilities in product design,” says Josef Hochreiter, CEO of NGR.

“Consistent development of recycling processes and materials with the products of Dr. Collin GmbH have made the company a forerunner in technology in the past 40 years. With this know-how, the trust of clients and the reputation of NGR, the organization will be able to competently address future requirements from and within the plastics industry,” says Dr. Heinrich Collin. The companies say Heinrich Collin will retain a minority interest in the company.

Dr. Collin GmbH will continue to operate independently, but a group of companies will be formed with more than 220 employees to help clients throughout the plastics industry.


UNTHA UK achieves three ISO accreditations

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA UK has achieved three ISO (International Organization for Standardization) accreditations pertaining to quality, the environment and health and safety management.

The company received ISO9001, 14001 and 18001 certifications following audits of the company’s processes, culture and operating performance. UNTHA UK announced in a corporate statement that these certifications represent the minimum standards that UNTHA UK upholds daily and also provide a benchmark for continuous improvement.

UNTHA UK managing director Chris Oldfield comments, “Our drive towards greater teamwork and efficiency began with our organisational restructure earlier in 2014. The business has grown by 500% in only two years, so it is important that we remain a close-knit and well organised team as we continue to expand. These latest ISO achievements complement the changes we’ve already started to make.”


Davis-Standard opens parts and service center in China

U.S.-based Davis-Standard, a distributor of extrusion technology, has opened a spare parts and service center at the company’s manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, to expedite shipments and customer service.

Davis-Standard says the center will specialize in high-use maintenance items for customers throughout the region. More information can be found at