Sustainable Products and Manufacturing Processes

Environmentally friendly solutions and sustainably designed production techniques

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ACE Electrostatics & Web Cleaning, Italy

Collecting dust precisely between blade and counter-blade for paper, carton-board and non-wovens. CUT CLEANER is a shell closing the blade holder around the knife avoiding the dust to free in the ambient and be breathed in by operators. CUT CLEANER’s features:
• Perfectly encloses the blade holder on its open side (no more dust left in the atmosphere)
• Its inner design provides powerful air blowing all around the blade to convey the dust toward the suction hose
• Air blown inside is antistatic, no dust sticking to the blade
• High volume dust suction hose, closed to the slitting point
• Each blade holder equipped is connected to ACE’s powerful filtering unit as a closed circle. 100% dust collected into a dedicated sealed drower. No dust at all left in the free air.

No more dust in the environment or operators’ lungs, reduced maintenance.

A five step closed-loop service system

DESOTEC, Belgium

DESOTEC is an international developer, producer and supplier of air and water purification solutions, based on activated carbon technology. This includes the design, construction and commissioning of a wide range of mobile adsorption filters.
Thanks to a 24/7, five step service concept and a large stock of mobile filters and activated carbon, DESOTEC is able to install a treatment system ready for use at the customer’s site within 24 hours.
The comprehensive package of services also includes taking back and recycling spent activated carbon and other filtration media. Hence, customers do not have any waste handling on site and by reactivating, DESOTEC closes the loop by re-using the reactivated carbon in its mobile filters and stock.
DESOTEC uses its own purification service to recycle and re-use activated carbon.

Reusable knife (R)evolution

DIENES Werke für Maschinenteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

This patented circular knife has been specially developed for companies that use circular knives with different diameters. The objective was to produce the knife in a resource-saving manner and to save material costs.

The illustration shows the two cutting edges of the circular knife, connected by a predetermined breaking point in between. This knife has a diameter of 150mm, if the upper cutting edge is broken off, the diameter is reduced to 130mm. Up to now, circular knives that have reached a certain number of regrinding stages have been sorted out and disposed of. To prevent the knife from being simply disposed, DIENES inserts a "breaking point" during production. Once the 150mm knife has reached its final sharpening stage, the first cutting edge is cut off and the 130mm knife is sharpened. The customer then has a 130mm knife, which is used like a new knife in the next machine.

Clean M-Ray thickness measurement solutions replace radioactive systems

Hammer-IMS, Belgium

The M-Ray technology, developed by Hammer-IMS, is a clean alternative for nuclear and radioactive measurement systems in production lines. The M-Ray solutions measure the thickness of all kinds of flat materials – like plastics sheets or films as well as nonwovens, fabrics and paper. The clean M-Ray solutions remove the hassle with X-Ray and nuclear systems. By eliminating the need for emission licenses, specific trainings, or source replacements, Hammer-IMS also reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for its customers. The disruptive M-Ray featured products combine millimeter waves (high-frequency electromagnetic waves) with innovative algorithms to create a powerful alternative for today’s nuclear and radioactive measuring equipment. Hammer-IMS offers multi-sensor scanning solutions that yield a near 100% coverage of the material being produced. The M-Ray solutions offer up to micron level accuracy on industrial in-line production lines.

Efficiently realised, functional tool and roll surfaces

Innojoin GmbH, Germany

Components used in the converting industry must meet significantly more diverse and complex requirements than ordinary, but often very cheap steel materials.
By laser cladding, an immense range of materials can be processed and applied to almost any steels or other metallic materials while ensuring extremely low heat affect. Compared with spray- and arc-based processes, the laser guarantees optimum connection quality and chemical purity. The company Innojoin GmbH combines many decades of cross-industry experience in the development and application of this technology and offers it in contract manufacturing for customers. Their processes not only fulfill the above-mentioned qualities, but are also designed for maximum cost-effectiveness, so that a steadily growing number of applications in the field of converting could already be realised. The technology deserves a boost in visibility.

Sustainable products of extrusion laminating machine in manufacturing processes

Jiangsu Laiyi Packaging Machinery CO., Ltd., China

Sustainable products of extrusion laminating machine in the manufacturing processes:
- Food packaging materials and liquid packaging materials
- Non-woven fabrics compound with color printing films
- Woven fabrics compound with aluminium foils
- Aluminum-plastic compound

Technical parameters in the manufacturing processes:
1. Machine width: 1200/1400/1700/2200/2500mm
2. Effective width: 1100/1300/1600/2100/2400mm
3. Machine speed:200-250m/min
4. Screw diameter: LD-80mm to LD-115mm
5. Extruder output: 180kg/h, 200kg/h, 300kg/h or 400kg/h
6. Used resin: LDPE/LLDPE/PP/EVA/EAA
7. Coating thickness: 5-45micron
8. Max diameter: Unwinder/Rewinder: 800mm
9. Sandwich diameter: max.: 600mm
10. Sandwich material: CPE/CPP/PET/Aluminium foils
11. Basic material: Aluminium foil/non-woven fabric/metalised film/BOPP/BOPET/BOPA etc (10-200gsm)
12. Dimension: Co-extrusion: 19.55*14*4.7m/mono extrusion: 11.65*14*3.8m

Nepata develops film separator for defective self-adhesive films

NEPATA GmbH, Germany

NEPATA GmbH has developed a machine that separates self-adhesive film from its carrier paper, thus making it possible to obtain recyclable, pure PVC from faulty film media.

During the production of self-adhesive films, the coating process, waste material is created. Quality and brand manufacturers cannot afford to put films with material defects on the market. Previously, the faulty film rolls required expensive disposal, because bonded plastic and paper cannot be recycled.

The Nepata DL1650 film separator is the first machine to perform automatic delamination: it separates a 50-meter roll in about two minutes. The DL1650 separates the layers and winds up PVC film and kraft paper individually. This process is coreless for the film, thereby generating homogeneous material.

The film separator was developed in response to a request by a German film manufacturer. There, it is in operation 24 hours a day and is able to produce several thousand tons of pure PVC a year.

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