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Rare Earth Magnets Recycling Task Force

The launch of the European Union (EU)-funded SUSMAGPRO project took place in Germany in June 2019.  The four-year project focuses on the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets.  With global expertise on magnets and magnetic assemblies, Bunting is one of several project partners. “Rare-earth magnets are a key component in many frequently used…

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Bunting Joins Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association

In recognition of their long-time association with the plastics sector, the European division of the global Bunting Group has joined the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA). The PMMDA provides important information, representation and a mutual support for companies in the plastics industry.  Established in 1966, the association’s activities include exchanging information through networking…

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Bunting Draws Crowds at RWM 2019

From the moment the RWM 2019 exhibition opened the doors, visitors were drawn to Bunting’s busy and noisy stand.  There was plenty for visitors to see with demonstrations taking place on both the Eddy Current Separator and Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator. “This year’s show was the busiest for a long time,” explained Simon Ayling, the…

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Plastic Waste Recycling Targets

The success or failure to recycle plastic packaging in the UK and Europe is defined by targets.  The politicians set the targets and then monitor the relative recycling performance using data provided by the member states and local authorities.  In this article, we look at the most recent targets and the accuracy of reported data.…

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Metal Separation from Virgin and Recycled Plastics at the K2019 Exhibition

Bunting Magnetics Europe FF Grate Magnet

Removing metal from virgin and recycled plastics is the focus on the Bunting stand (Hall 10/J 47) at the international K 2019 exhibition (16-23 October 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany). Metal contamination is an issue for any company producing plastics products or managing plastic waste.  In virgin plastic manufacturing processes, metal damages processing equipment and the quality…

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Recovering Metal at RWM 2019

RWM 2019 metal recovering

Dynamic techniques to recover and separate metal from secondary ‘waste’ materials is the theme for the Bunting stand at RWM 2019 (11 & 12 September, NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Solutions for recovering metal and removing metal from the reclaimed product to enable recycling, are on display on stand P1. Recycling has never had a higher profile. …

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Ceramics UK Opens New Opportunities

Ceramics UK 2019

Ceramics UK 2019 exhibition (10-11 July 2019, Telford, UK) was the first UK-based ceramics focused exhibition in twenty years. “Since acquiring Master Magnets, Bunting Europe has an extensive portfolio of magnetic separation equipment specifically designed for the ceramics and mineral processing sectors,” said Simon Ayling, Bunting’s Managing Director.  “It was important to be present, supporting…

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RPC bpi Stretchfilms Removing Metal Using Drawer Magnets

Removing Metal Using Drawer Magnets

Stretchfilms RPC bpi in Leominster use a series of Bunting Drawer Magnets to capture ferrous metal contamination in the process.  This prevents equipment damage and reduces production downtime.   RPC bpi was using Hoppergrids, a very basic type of Ferrite magnetic separator that simply sits loosely inside a hopper.  However, they found that these were…

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Keeping Ceramics Iron Free At Ceramics UK

Electro magnetic filter

Removing problematic fine iron and weakly magnetic minerals from ceramic slips and glazes is vitally important in any ceramics plant.  Globally, ceramics companies are using high intensity magnetic separators, with working examples displayed on the Bunting and Master Magnets stand 1517 at the Ceramics UK show (10-11 July 2019, Telford, United Kingdom).   Iron Contamination…

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Export Success at VICTAM 2019

VICTAM 2019

The European grain and animal feed industries descended on the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany for the VICTAM 2019 international exhibition.  VICTAM International claims to be the world’s largest dedicated event for the animal feed processing industries and the exhibition is co-located with GRAPAS EMEA, which focuses on grain, flour and rice processing industries. “VICTAM gave us…

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