Erema, a recycling machine manufacturer, has introduced the Intarema TVEplus DuaFil Compact, a double filtration machine for post-consumer recycling. The company is presenting this product and new recycling systems and new services for the circular economy at K 2022 in Düsseldorf.
With Intarema, the company is aiming to redefine the quality of recycling with significantly reduced energy consumption.
A key feature of the innovative double filtration machine is the consistently gentle treatment of the melt throughout the entire process. This is the result of combining the patented TVEplus technology with the new DuaFil Compact technology.
“Because there is no discharge metering zone and the melt pump is custom designed to the application, the pressure build-up required for the second filtration unit is especially efficient and only needs a much lower temperature,” explains Sebastian Sochor, R&D Engineer at Erema.
The extruder does not need to build up pressure and can be built much shorter, 10 L/D shorter compared to the previous Erema double filtration solution. The lower melt temperature of the DuaFil Compact in this area has a positive effect on the melt quality and significantly reduces energy consumption,” says Sochor.
The Intarema achieves a melt temperature upstream of the second filter unit, which is 18.5 degrees Celsius lower than the previous Erema double filtration solution, and consumes 10 percent less energy overall (specific energy consumption kWh/kg).
“Ultimately, the high quality of the recycled pellets that we achieve with this system creates the opportunity to increasingly replace virgin material with recycled material in end products, meeting the current market trend and sustainability requirements,” says Michael Heitzinger, managing director, Erema.