Bunting Magnetics Europe has manufactured and supplied a complete metal separation system to Recapture Plastics at its new recycling plant in Rochester, Kent.
Plastic is sourced from across the UK, mostly in baled form. The bales are broken up and shredded to reduce particle size. The material then passes over the metal separation module, where a strong magnetic drum removes ferrous metals, while an eddy current separator ejects non-ferrous metals. The magnetic drum is designed with strong permanent rare earth magnets configured in an axial magnetic field. This enables high levels of separation with a minimal loss of clean material.
The eddy current separator transports material into a rotating magnetic field where non-ferrous metals are propelled away.
The cleansed plastic fraction goes through a final metal separation stage, the Quicktron.