Recycling Technology 2020
Plastics – returning in a completely
cheduled to go into operation in the
summer of 2020, the new plant will pro-
duce annually around 68 million litres
of diesel and petroleum fuel, plus just under
23 million litres of wax – all won from around
100 000 tons of mixed plastic waste. The input
consists of inferior materials, such as residual
waste from recovery plants and production
waste. Brightmark has commissioned Veco-
plan AG to supply the appropriate shredding
technology for the efficient processing of this
enormous quantity of plastics.
The Vecoplan Group, which is based at
Bad Marienberg in the Westerwald region
of Germany, will supply its VAZ 2000 single-
shaft pre-shredder as well as a VEZ 2500 high-
performance shredder, which is regarded as a
benchmark in the industry thanks to its con-
sistently high throughput and the homogene-
ous quality of its output.
Other system components will also be nec-
essary for operation of the plant, including
machines to remove non-shreddable foreign
matter from the mass and to dry or pelletise
the material. ‘In the run-up to the project, we
carefully analysed the mixed waste to meet
the plant’s stringent requirements,’ says Bob
Gilmore, managing director of Vecoplan’s
American branch in Archdale, North Caroli-
na, which will carry out the project in Ashley.
Jay Schabel, head of the plastics division at
Brightmark Energy, is pleased that Vecoplan
got the contract. ‘We checked out the relevant
suppliers on the market really intensively –
and it was Vecoplan who convinced us,’ he
reports. ‘We’re confident that we’ve selected
the best supplier for this task.’
He is also very enthusiastic about
Vecoplan’s comprehensive service. ‘Now
we’re looking forward to the successful instal-
lation of the systems,’ he says. The ground-
breaking ceremony will take place at the end
The VEZ 2500 series has impressed with its consistently high throughput and the quality of its
Vecoplan will supply Brightmark Energy with the VAZ 2000, a powerful single-shaft pre-shredder.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Brightmark Energy designs and builds plants for the recycling industry – and one of the
company’s current projects is in Ashley, Indiana. The new ‘plastic-to-fuel’ plant will convert various types of plastic waste
into fuels. The Vecoplan Group received an order from Brightmark worth several million Euros to supply the necessary
technology for processing the input material, including powerful pre-shredders and post-shredders.
Vecoplan receives multi-million-Euro order from Brightmark Energy
Vecoplan AG is a leading manufac-
turer of machines and systems for the
resources and recycling industry. These
are used for shredding, conveying and
reprocessing wood, biomass, plastics,
paper and other recyclable materials
such as domestic and industrial waste.
Vecoplan develops and manufactures
the systems and components, and sells
them worldwide into the wood repro-
cessing and waste processing industries.
It currently has around 380 employees at
its locations in Germany, the USA, the
UK, Spain and Poland.
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