Cromwell Polythene will be emphasising the breadth of its product range for the local authority and waste management sectors.
On the company’s stand will be specialist lines such as Cromwell’s battery recycling bags; dog waste bags; the company’s extensive range of compostable products, including both bio-plastic and paper sacks, bags and liners; and multi-trip polypropylene recycling bags for the collection and storage of dry recyclables, especially in flats, where the contents may be decanted at a central collection point.
James Lee, managing director, says: “We’re widely recognised as a leading supplier of black sacks and while they remain a staple of the Cromwell portfolio, along with refuse and recycling sacks in every colour under the sun, we want to highlight our many other products for this sector. There’s a Cromwell solution to every recycling and waste management need. From battery bags to bin liners, clinical waste to compostables, we’ve got it covered.”
Untha UK will be showing how to produce Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) in a single pass, with the help of the Untha XR waste shredder. The machine made its UK debut at RWM 2014 but the focus this year will be on the XR’s pioneering ‘cutter’ concept as well as cost savings.
Chris Oldfield, Untha UK managing director says: “Single-step shredding to produce SRF is not a new concept. However, we’ve spent four years researching, designing, engineering and testing our own methodology – with a new Eco Drive – which can achieve double the output tonnage per hour of competing machines and with 50% less power when compared to conventional electro-hydraulic shredders. This reduced energy consumption can equate to electricity savings in excess of £500,000 over the lifetime of the machine, which would offset the cost of the shredder and more.”
Visitors will also be able to use Untha’s on-stand calculator, for example, to work out how much they can save per tonne, with the help of the XR.
Untha’s recycling team will also be demonstrating an entire four shaft shredding system – complete with exit conveyor and an iron separator – which can be used to process WEEE, metals, wood, food, cables, medical and confidential waste, to name just a few.
Lamp recycling solutions provider Balcan Engineering will be providing advice and information on its range of lamp recycling products and services.
According to Balcan Engineering, more businesses are utilising its lamp recycling services and it is also seeing an increasing number of waste management companies offering lamp recycling with investment in its plant machinery.
Julian Rinfret, sales director at Balcan Engineering said: “Our plant machinery offers a complete solution to lamp recycling and can provide a valuable additional income stream to waste management companies looking to provide a WEEE compliant solution. We have a history of working directly with waste management companies as well as energy plants and hospitals, providing them with high quality, customised equipment which allows them to safely and efficiently recycle all kinds of lighting within the strict WEEE legislation.”
Balcan’s lamp recycling systems are available in four models, with technology to recycle all parts of lamps. They feature dual loading areas or conveyor loading for both linear fluorescent lighting as well as whole and crushed lamps.
P K Safety will be exhibiting a wide range of safetywear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at its RWM debut. It will discuss and demonstrate specific types of PPE and protective clothing and will run a ‘Health & Safety Surgery’ to assist and advise visitors on a wide range of health and safety issues.
Many PPE items will be on display including different designs of specialist footwear, safety gloves, high visibility clothing, branded clothing and protection gear for the head, ears and eyes.
In particular, it will be displaying safety gloves that offer protection against needle penetration and cuts - used extensively in MRFs and on picking stations. Such gloves are also used by roadside sorting teams to protect against risks and unseen sharp objects.
Roy Wells, PK Safety director says: “We will be using RWM 2015 as an opportunity to shed some new light on attitudes and approaches surrounding PPE and clothing. We approach the selection of PPE as a process that should be as scientific as a doctor offering a diagnosis. It is for this reason that we are going to theme our whole exhibit around the idea of a PPE and Safetywear Health & Safety Surgery, and want to encourage a clearly defined and methodical process for the selection and ongoing use of PPE.”
Veka Recycling wants to tell plastics professionals that include recyclate in their process that it is possible to buy consistently high quality product from a reliable source. The Kent-based firm is a subsidiary of Veka Umwelttechnik, part of Veka AG, which has more than four decades in PVC profile systems.
Simon Scholes, business administration manager at Veka Recycling said: “We have evolved processes that ensure the highest quality PVC-U pellet is available for re-manufacture with volumes that are guaranteed and processes that fully comply with all international requirements.”