roll has been made from 60% PCR, while the right roll has been made from 100% virgin
COLINES®’ R&D department keeps making decisive steps forward
on the path of recycling: the tests ran over the last weeks by the Italian
company in cooperation with ExxonMobil on the ALLrollEX® “family” lines
delivered important results.
very high quality reels – said Nicola Lombardini, R&D Manager of COLINES® –
both with a wide range of thicknesses and percentages of recycled materials. We
reached up to 400% ultimate pre-stretch value (ultimate strain) on a standard
film production. Even when using a very high grade of recycled material, the
reels offered good optical and mechanical qualities, perfectly suitable for
today’s new market requirements. This is impressive if we consider that we used
up to 60% of PCR (post consumer recycled) material. Our
cooperation with ExxonMobil provides us with the confidence to achieve further
milestones in the near future”.
The new standard set by COLINES® is related to the use of
post-consumer recycled materials, in place of more commonly used
post-industrial recycled ones: “This
is definitely a significant step forward when talking about circular
economy and so far it’s something unprecedented even among our
competitors. After having made perfect reels with up to 90%
of PIR (post industrial recycled) material, we had
a further proof of the extreme flexibility of our ALLrollEX® lines in
production” said Eraldo Peccetti, COLINES®’ Executive President and
on developing films with recycled materials is limited, it is critical to
understand and provide advice to customers on how to best combine the
capabilities of the production unit with those of ExxonMobil’s broad range of
performance polyethylene. The swift cooperation with the skilled team of
COLINES® is really instrumental to speed-up that learning” adds
Dirk Van der Sanden, Senior Market Development Lead at ExxonMobil.
Getting back to R&D, Nicola Lombardini also explained how
such an awesome result was achieved: “ALLrollEX®
lines are equipped with the latest developements in terms of technology, such
as our brand-new-designed GDS (gel down screw) screws or the proprierty in-line
refeeding system BigMouth®. Also, the frost-line was perfectly managed thanks
to the chill-roll unit and vacuum-box we realized and our patented edge-pinning
system allowed us to have a highest-quality-reels and consistency in production”.
"We are totally aware that this is one of our real challenges for the future and, given such a big commitment, we can proudly say that once more we are... one step ahead" said Gabriele Peccetti, Marketing and Communication Director of COLINES®.
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