Evo Fusion produces film from recyclate

Feb. 17, 2023
Reifenhäuser's system turns film shreds, production waste and post-consumer recycled material directly into blown films, bypassing regranulation.

Evo Fusion Reifenhäuser has developed a technology that allows processors to turn film shreds, production waste and postconsumer recycled (PCR) material into blown films for higher-value products. Reifenhäuser’s twin-screw Evo Fusion extruder improves melt homogeneity to provide a stable process. Processors can also remove unwanted components by degassing the melt. 

What’s new? Evo Fusion. 

Benefits Higher-value end products. The Evo Fusion lets users turn previously unusable, low-quality recyclates into products that include trash bags or mailing bags. This allows blown film processors to avoid downcycling, which would relegate PCR plastics to use in simple, thick-walled injection-molded products. Using the Evo Fusion saves time, energy and money, allowing processors to bypass the costly step of regranulation and produce film directly from recyclate 

Reifenhäuser Inc., Maize, Kan., 316-260-2122, www.reifenhauser.com    

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David Tillett | Associate Editor

Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.