09/13/2012

Union Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.

HIGH PRODUCTIVITY AND LOW ENERGY CONSUPTION WITH A SINGLE SCREW EXTRUDER

After an intense testing week at the beginnig of July, the latest PET extrusion lines product by UNION Officine Meccaniche SpA has reached and exceeded an hourly output of 1250 kg/h, recording for the complete line an energy consumption less than 0.30 kW/kg. The excellent results, both in terms of production and in terms of energy savings, are the consequence of the nonstop research and development activity pursued by UNION. This activity allowed to the newest single-screw extruder TR160 to achieve the targets set. The plant, designed and tested with PET 100% post-consumer bottle flakes, produce a sheet with a useful width of 1200 mm and thickness from 0.3 to 1.2 mm, depending on the customer needs.