ODOUR DOWN, QUALITY UP.
Refreshing news for recyclers, plastics processors and manufacturers of branded articles: together with the proven INTAREMA® TVEplus® machine, the innovative ReFresher technology removes even stubborn odours from contaminated post-consumer input material and turns it into odour-optimised premium pellets. This opens the door to a broad use of recycled pellets in many new products which we use in our daily lives. At the same time it is a significant contribution which underpins the circular economy approach with concrete solutions. See our leading article on pages 6 to 11 for all the details.
We also have refreshing news from the beverage sector. SIPA and EREMA presented the direct processing of washed PET flakes to make food contact compliant preforms on the innovative PET Inline Preform system in September 2017. The system passed the test in impressive style and visitors found it convincing. Read more about it from page 18.
Offering our customers quality so they can produce quality is a clear, guiding principle for the company EREMA. This is why the subject is always top of the development agenda. One current example: the new QualityOn measuring systems which already inform the user about MVR and colour values during the ongoing machine process are practical assistants in achieving constantly stable melt and pellet quality. Furthermore, the combination with re360, our new MES, secures the long-term documentation of quality results and process parameters (pages 14/15).
Plus – and this is also relevant with regard to quality: we have optimised the Laserfilter rheologically and thus achieved even gentler filtration. In the interview with Robert Obermayr you will also find out why we founded the business unit POWERFIL which now offers you our proven, high-performance melt filters also as individual components for existing extrusion plants.
Customer reports about Coveris and Cushing Plastic in the Best Practice section of this issue also outline the fact that film producers not only save valuable resources but also money thanks to in-house recycling.