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Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen

Messerschmittring 49
Königsbrunn, DE, D-86343

Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH was founded in 1983 and is today a global player. The German company has its headquarters in Königsbrunn, not far from Augsburg. Its core competency is the development and manufacture of high performance melt filters and injection molding machines. Ettlinger has been part of the Maag Group since 2018. Maag is a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems and also pulverizers for sophisticated applications in the synthetic, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries.

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Plastics Recycling

Ettlinger's ECO melt filters make fines almost one hundred percent recyclable

The fines which are created when PET bottles (left) are recycled contain up to 1.5% solid, gel-like or cross-linked contaminants. By incorporating Ettlinger's ECO high performance melt filters into the extrusion process, these substances can be continuously and almost completely removed from the melt (right).

Shredded and washed flakes are created - along with fines as the second fraction - when non-returnable PET bottles are recycled. These fines occur in large quantities and are hence a significant and valuable part of the PET cycle. However, as an input material they are difficult to handle on account of the very high proportion of paper, aluminum or PVC. The continuously operating, high performance melt filters in the Ettlinger ECO series are capable of removing high quality PET, even from such critical fractions, for subsequent reuse in the manufacture of complex products like clear thermoform sheets or packaging tape.

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Industry News

Turning Refrigerators Into Plant Trays

CPE Entsorgung GmbH uses an ERF melt filter from Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen to recycle PS waste from end-of-life refrigerators into high-quality recycled material used to make foils for thermoformed products.

CPE Entsorgung GmbH, established in 1992 in the small North German town of Liebenau, can look back on plenty of experience in recycling old plastics.

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