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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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 not…

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Oat Milk

Potential presence of metal pieces has caused the Food Standards Agency UK to issue a food alert relating to Oatly UK’s Oatly Oat Drink Whole.  The Agency states that ‘the presence of metal makes this product unsafe to drink and presents a safety risk’.  Otaly UK Limited has recalled the specific date coded 1 Litre…

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Magnetic Separator Strength

Technically Assessing Magnetic Separator Power A Magnetic Separator is designed to attract, capture and hold magnetic particles.  The magnetic strength needed to successfully achieve that design objective is commonly stated in a magnetic separator supplier’s quotation or specified in the tender.  This ‘Magnetic Strength’ is usually referenced in terms of ‘gauss’, a unit of measurement.  However, the…

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Plastic Packaging Waste

Latest DEFRA Waste Recycling Data  There is a great deal of misinformation about plastic waste.  In this blog, we review three key facts relating to the latest DEFRA data (from 2016) on plastic packaging waste (published in February 2018). The Amount of Plastic Packaging Waste UK households generated 1,015,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2016.  This is…

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Bunting Europe Exhibit at Hillhead for the First Time Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors for the quarrying, mining and recycling industry will be on show on stand C9 at this year’s Hillhead exhibition (Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, 26-28 June 2018). The joint Bunting Europe and Master Magnets stand will feature Permanent Overband Magnets (self and manual…

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Bunting Master Magnets

Application of Magnetic Separators Visitors to IFAT 2018 Enthralled by Working Magnetic Separators. An Eddy Current Separator was violently expelling non-ferrous metals from plastic waste on one side of the stand, whilst large chunks of fragmented stainless steel were being separated by the SSSC on the other.  ‘Seeing Is Believing’ was very much the basis…

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Recycling Technology on Show in Germany Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd will be exhibiting at IFAT for the first time between the 14th and 18th May 2018, alongside their subsidiary company Master Magnets.  The stand (Hall B6 Stand 111) will be displaying working equipment including the SSSC Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator and a production sized Eddy…

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Testing Magnetic Separators in Food Processing Plants In one week, we have conducted Magnetic Separation Audits at three separate UK food processing plants.  The audits form part of the quality management system of each company and are used for both internal and external food quality and safety assessments. A Magnetic Separation Audit involves the physical…

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The Technivation Conference Polymer Training & Innovation Centre Hosts UK Plastics Sector Professionals The Technivation conference, hosted by the Polymer Training and Innovation Centre in Telford (18th April 2018), attracted delegates from across the UK plastics sector. The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre (PITC) provides training for engineers working with plastics and has an extensive…

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