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29th October 2020

 

PLASTIC IS NEVER WASTED!

Like you we hate waste. So wherever possible we look for ways to save energy and recycle our plastic. How do we do this?

SMART RECYCLING

As an industry leading plastics moulding company Gemini are committed to recycling the plastic waste generated by our products.

One method that we have in place is in our blow moulding department. Here we use state of the art technology that ensures our machines and processes are energy efficient in more ways than one.

Did you know on average a blow moulding machine consumes between 50-200KG to just set up and optimise one production run? It’s a considerable amount of material so it’s important we re-use any waste material.

RECLAIMING PLASTIC

Step 01 - Bottle Breakdown

Defective bottles are cut up using the band saw to make them small enough to fit into the plastic grinder.

   plastic regrinding

Step 02 - Plastic Chips

Once the bottles are ground down they can be blended back in with virgin material at the specified addition rate.

 plastic chips

Step 03 - Melting the Chips

The virgin and regrind blend is then fed back into the blow moulding machine.

 

melting the chips

 

Learn more about Blow Moulding