What are Plastic Recovery Facilities?
Plastic recovery facilities (PRFs) are designed to separate plastics from waste streams. Plastics are separated by polymer type because each type has unique chemical & physical characteristics. Some polymers are more valuable than others because some are easier to process into secondary materials like clothing, furniture, food and drink containers, and even fuel! The marketability of each polymer depends on what “purity” level each reaches, meaning it’s crucial to separate out all non-plastic material and make sure polymers aren’t mixed together. PRFs are designed to do just this.
Green Machine’s Plastic Recovery Facilities
Plastic Recovery Equipment
Experience designing, building, and commissioning PRF’s across North America has given Green Machine the know-how to develop systems that solve the complexities in sorting and processing plastics that are causing the low plastics recycling rates experienced in the United States. Green Machine’s American-made equipment, including patented Green Screens® and Green Eye® technologies, has evolved to keep up with changes in material stream compositions and meet the highest purity level demands Green Machine uses a wide-variety of equipment to design the optimal PRF including:
- Bale Breakers
- Glass Breakers
- ONP Screens
- Polisher Screens
- Cross-Belt Magnets
- Green Eye ® Optical Sorters
- Pneumatic Systems
- Robotics (Coming Soon)
- Eddy Current Separator Systems
Green Eye® Optical & Robotic Sorters
Green Machine’s patented Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical & Robotic Sorters are the industry’s most proficient and versatile optical systems. Our hyperspectral identification systems and artificial intelligence software make it possible to train our machines to identify and pick out nearly every type of polymer by shape and chemical fingerprint, while also having the ability to pick different polymers at the same time when mixes are required. The versatility of our systems allow recyclers to train their Green Eye® Optical & Robotic Sorters to deal with the constantly evolving secondary plastic markets, ensuring success and profitability.
Green Machine Fully-Integrated Turnkey Plastic Recycling Facilities
Green Machine is the only fully-integrated turnkey plastic recovery facility provider in America that designs, manufactures, installs, and commissions systems in-house. Today, our PRFs can be designed to be fully-automated and be managed remotely with our cutting-edge SCADA system management software which eliminates labor requirements, increases operating hours, and lower maintenance costs.
- Single Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical Sorter PRF
- Double Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical Sorter PRF
- Triple Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical Sorter PRF
- Independent Container Processing Systems
Existing Green Machine Plastics Recovery Facilities
- FirstStar Recycling 12 TPH Plastics Recovery Facility in Omaha, Nebraska
- Trigon Plastics’ Baled Plastics Recovery Facility in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
Interested in learning more about the Green Machine Plastics Recovery Facility? Contact us today.