Sigma Plastics Group, Lyndhurst, New Jersey, is increasing its recycling capacity with the addition of four new high-output recycling lines from Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR), headquartered in Feldkirchen, Austria, with a U.S. sales and support office in Atlanta. To be delivered in May 2018, the four S:Gran 125 machines will reprocess more than 4 million pounds per month of scrap generated by in-house film production.
The Sigma Plastics Group was founded in 1978 by Alfred Teo and is the largest privately owned film extrusion group in North America. The company has 42 manufacturing facilities producing an annual throughput of more than 2 billion pounds of resin and employs more than 4,700 people. Sigma manufactures a variety of flexible packaging products for the industrial, agricultural, food, medical, retail and converter film markets.
The new recycling lines represent an investment of nearly $3 million and will be installed at Sigma plants in Pompano Beach, Florida; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee. With the new NGR lines, these Sigma plants will be able to get the highest possible value from their film scrap by using the reprocessed material directly into new film production, the equipment supplier says.
As the largest single customer of NGR, the Sigma Group has more than 40 NGR recycling machines operating at plants in the U.S. and Canada.