PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) granules are made from recycled plastic. Plastic waste is collected from households or commercial establishments for this purpose. This type of waste represents the largest waste stream in the world. In order to produce PCR plastic, this waste is converted back into a raw material. The collected waste is pre-sorted, cleaned, shredded and then regranulated. This makes PCR raw materials a sustainable solution in terms of the circular economy.
Film applications with PCR materialSustainable solutions in terms of the circular economy
Challenges in the use of PCR material
- The quality and composition of the granulate depend heavily on the sorting and cleanliness of the waste stream.
- Consistent product properties of the raw material cannot be guaranteed
- May not be used as food packaging
- Transparency is difficult to achieve
From waste to high-quality filmwith blown film lines optimised for PCR
For decades, Hosokawa Alpine’s blown film lines have been processing recycled materials into high-quality film. In order to produce competitively and cost-efficiently, the equipment must first of all be reliable as well as ensure a stable production process. The system components from Hosokawa Alpine meet these requirements as they are optimally coordinated and able to tolerate the varying raw material qualities of PCR granulate.
- Process stable and reliable production processes
- The system components are precisely coordinated
- The Alpine extruder and Alpine die head are ideal for processing PCR materials
- Maximum bubble stability
- The supply of cool melt ensures an efficient and stable production process
- Low energy consumption due to efficient system design