What are Plastics Recovery Facilities?
Plastics recovery facilities (PRF’s) are systems designed to identify and separate different grades of scrap and waste plastics for the purpose of reprocessing them into useful products like food and drink containers, clothing, and even fuel. A plastics recovery facility utilizes a range of technologies including bale breakers, glass breakers, disc screeners, magnetics, optical systems, pneumatic, robotics, among many others. Each piece of machinery is integrated into a complete system that functions to separate out different types of plastic from waste and recycling streams. It’s essential the plastics are separated by specific polymer type. When different types of plastics are melted together, they form layers that compromise the structural integrity of resulting material. Also, the physical and chemical properties of each polymer differ, making it crucial for recyclers to efficiently separate each type of plastic to make the most functional and marketable product.
Green Machine’s Plastics Recovery Facilities
Plastic Recovery Equipment
We at Green Machine provide solutions to the low plastics recycling rates experienced in the United States that’s caused by complexities with sorting and processing them, the lack of an economic structure for secondary plastics markets, and consumer confusion on which plastics can be recycled. Green Machine builds all of their own plastics recycling equipment and understands what it takes to produce highly profitable collections of plastics:
- 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 Sorters
Green Machine’s patented Green Eye® Hyperspectral Optical 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. The sorters also have the ability pick out different plastics simultaneously. This customizability allows recyclers to adapt their Green Eye® Optical Sorters to the ever-changing secondary plastic markets, ensuring success and profitability.
Fully Integrated Turn-Key Plastics Recycling Facilities
Green Machine is the only fully integrated turn-key plastics recovery facility provider in America and takes pride in designing, manufacturing, and installing our plastics recovery facilities in-house.
- 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.