Pellenc ST presents to you its latest version of a films-sorting machine, Mistral+ Film Top Speed addresses one of the key requirements of LDPE recyclers – higher capacities. A standard optical sorter, without LDPE-specific features, can usually sort 1.5 tph input materials. The Mistral+ Film Top Speed was aimed at reaching capacities up to 4.5 tph.
The driver behind the capacity enhancement is the speed of the infeed conveyor. Standard optical sorters are limited to a maximum 2.4 m/s with films. The “Mistral+ Film Top Speed” is driving its belt at 4.5 m/s, while maintaining a similar level of sorting performance.
This innovation will offer higher capacities for LDPE recycling, for a limited extra investment. It means that it will enablesorting centres and recycling facilities to erect new sorting lines with higher ROIs, or even make projects possible when there were not with existing technology.
In particular, the National Sword Programme in China, which bans any imports of plastic films, is triggering a lot of interest for post-consumer LDPE films sorting and recycling in the EU, which but projects are sometimes economically questionable. The Mistral+ Film Top Speed will help make these projects happen.