The most cost-effective continuous melt filter in the Industry
Since 2004, Ettlinger has been changing the way companies’ approach their waste streams. Materials previously seen as too highly contaminated or containing stubborn contaminates are now creating tremendous value by having the right melt filter in place.
One group of companies that will greatly benefit from the Ettlinger 60-micron rigid screen is the sheet, film, fiber and strapping industry as well as recyclers removing difficult contaminates such as paint, silicone, nylon layers, cross-links and gels.
Specifically, the reprocessing of PET fines is now even more attractive with the 60-micron screen. During the PET sorting, washing and grinding process, fines are created and removed along with other items such as aluminum, paper, PVC. In many cases, these low value PET fines are sold off at a low price. Even a small recycling facility can generate 20 tons per month of these fines. With a proper vibratory separator system in place combined with a dryer and an extruder followed by an Ettlinger ECO continuous melt filter, customers can now create a valuable end-product from these material streams.
The Ettlinger filter drum has millions of conical filter holes that allow the PET to easily flow through while retaining the 60- micron and larger contaminates on the surface of the screen. These contaminates are automatically wiped from the screen and removed from the filter with every rotation.