Integrated Recycling System Developed for Waste Plastic

As Japan for Sustainability reports,

"Yamamoto Eng. Works Co., a manufacturer of waste recycling machines in Tokushima in western Japan, together with the Tokushima Prefectural Industrial Technology Center, Kagawa University and Okura Industrial Co., co-developed a new recycling system for waste plastics in March 2003; all four groups are located on Shikoku Island. The salient point of the system is an integrated recycling process from crushing waste plastic to molding recycled plastic.

The injection compression molding press (called the PPM4-500), which is currently available on the market, was selected by the Shikoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry as an immediately effective project under the regional consortium research development program of Shikoku. To make recycled products, the conventional method involves crushing, melting and pelletizing waste plastic, after which pellets are re-melted and molded. However, by eliminating the pelletizing process, which causes marked deterioration of quality and strength, the PPM4-500 has succeeded in integrating the whole process into one continuous operation from crushing to molding."

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Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.


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