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Three Metal In Food Safety Alerts

Between July and November 2019, the UK Food Standards Agency has issued three food alerts regarding metal contaminated food products.  This brings the total number of metal-in-food contamination alerts to eight for 2019.  This is a rise from four in 2018 and six in 2017.  In all cases, the Food Standards Agency stated that ‘The…

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Bunting Establish Italian Office

Bunting Industrial Metal Separator

Bunting has appointed Stefano Maiaroli to head up business development in Italy and Southern Europe.  This latest appointment is part of an ongoing strategy to develop additional export business for magnetic separators and metal detectors. “Locally-based employees are tuned into the nuances of the market and provide better customer service,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European…

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Metal Recovery Technology at Ecomondo 2019

Mezzanine Test Area

Technology to recover ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless-steel metal from waste and secondary materials is the focus on stand A2 008 at the green technology expo Ecomondo 2019 (Rimini, Italy 5-8 November 2019). “Reusing waste material is only possible after segregation and separation,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European Managing Director.  “Our focus is designing, developing and…

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Plastics Positivity at K2019

Bunting Team at K 2019

The atmosphere at the K2019 Trade Fair (Dusseldorf, Germany 16-23 October 2019) was very positive despite the increasing global negativity surrounding the plastics industry and plastic waste. “The past two years has been a challenging period for the plastics sector,” said Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European Managing Director.  “The K2019 show gave the industry the opportunity…

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Metal In Plastic Waste

Hanbury Plastics Overband Magnet

The global focus on managing plastic waste continues to intensify. There is an emphasis on improving collection to ensure plastic waste does not enter the ecosystem. Once collected, the next issue is dealing with that plastic waste, by either re-introducing into the plastics process as a raw material or using it in another product such…

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New High Temperature Drawer Filter Magnet

FF350 Bunting Magnetics

Bunting is launching the FF350, a new Drawer Filter Magnet designed for use in high temperature applications, at the K2019 Show (16-23 October 2019 Dusseldorf, Germany). The FF Series of Drawer Filter Magnets collect and separate ferrous metal contamination from gravity fed, dry, free flowing materials.  Mounted inside the outer housing are extremely strong Neodymium…

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Metal Separator Locations in a Plastics Plant

Perfect Plastics Plant

Determining the best location to remove metal in a Plastics Processing plant can be difficult.  To assist plastics engineers, Bunting has released a Typical Plant Flowsheet showing optimum locations for metal separators.  This blog focuses on the locations, designs and types of Magnetic Separator and Metal Detector commonly used in plastics plants. A Typical Flowsheet On the flowsheet, the…

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Bunting Joins Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association

Bunting at RWM 19 Exhibition

In recognition of their long-time association with the plastics sector, the European division of the global Bunting Group has joined the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA). The PMMDA provides important information, representation and a mutual support for companies in the plastics industry.  Established in 1966, the association’s activities include exchanging information through networking…

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Junction City Mining Installs Overband Magnet in US Quarry

Mining Overband Magnet

One of the largest quarries in the US state of Georgia is protecting their processing plant against damage from tramp ferrous metal by installing a Bunting PCB1206-EL Permanent Crossbelt Separator. Junction City Mining helps build bridges in the US southeast by supplying high-quality aggregate materials for construction. The company required a massive structure to handle the…

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Cleansing Plastic of Metal at K 2019

Bunting Magnetics and FF Drawer Filter

Removing metal from virgin and recycled plastics is the focus on the Bunting stand (Hall 10/J 47) at the international K 2019 exhibition (16-23 October 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany). Metal contamination is an issue for any company producing plastics products or managing plastic waste.  In virgin plastic manufacturing processes, metal damages processing equipment and the quality…

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