August 1, 2017 - Plastics in Packaging
APR Member Highlight: Erema
Erema establishes new business unit
With the founding of the POWERFIL business unit, recycling systems manufacturer Erema is extending its portfolio and now also offers the melt filter as individual components for existing extrusion plants.
POWERFIL will offer both the SW RTF partial surface backflush filter system and the Laserfilter as individual components from now on. Potential users can upgrade their existing extrusion plant from alternative suppliers by adding one of the melt filters.
Chief executive Manfred Hackl said: “With the new POWERFIL portfolio we aim to show even more clearly that our filter systems represent a high-performance solution also for third-party extrusion systems – although the technology used is not new, but has already been tried and tested thousands of times. Erema filters are in use on over 5,000 plastics recycling systems around the world. Customers who count on our melt filter can rely on Erema quality.”
Robert Obermayr, head of the new business unit POWERFIL, added: “In recent years the growing recycling market and the noticeable parallel increase in more heavily contaminated input materials have led to a growth in the demand for efficient filtration systems – also in the case of existing extruders. We can meet this demand with POWERFIL and offer – especially with the Laserfilter – a functional concept which unites high quality requirements and stable, inexpensive operating costs.”
With the Laserfilter, a continuous filter system with screen fineness of 70µm is now said to be in operation for the first time. An even gentler filtration process has been made possible by rheological optimisation of the support breaker plate, enabling a reduction of flow resistance. According to Erema, inquiries for the Laserfilter are now increasing from customers in the PET sector.