Davis-Standard reclaim extruders used to help ?reduce the waste of resources across the entire value chain to zero?

ACI Plastics, a specialist in post-industrial plastics reprocessing, plans to install two Davis-Standard reclaim extruders at its new South Carolina plant in early 2020. ?

A further two are planned for fourth-quarter installation in the plant in California, and ACI also operates in Arizona, Nebraska and Michigan.

This expansion is part of ACI?s partnership with PreZero, who are a global waste management and recycling firm that invests in new technologies, systems, and processes, and are committed to long-term environmental sustainability.

The newly installed extruders will be used to pelletise scrap materials from the mixed rigid plastics, including the production of PolyEthylene (PE) and PolyPropylene (PP) plastic pellets for re-sale.

With PreZero?s support, ACI Plastics hopes to expand its footprint for closed-loop sustainable processing of film and rigid plastics to better support customers nationwide.

Scott Melton, president of ACI Plastics commented: ?Being able to offer great products with significant environmental benefits and cost savings is increasingly important.

?Our process expertise combined with PreZero?s technical innovation and resources is expanding access to our services nationwide. In addition, we have been very diligent in our equipment selection. We chose Davis-Standard as our extruder provider because of a successful history that spans almost 20 years. A Davis-Standard extruder we purchased in 2000 has operated non-stop without issue.?

He added: ?We also appreciate the service provided by Gerry Sposato, our Davis-Standard representative, who has been very responsive in addressing both equipment engineering needs and price requirements.?

ACI offers multiple services including size reduction and plastic separation. Davis-Standard extruders are thought to be a good fit for ACI?s commitment to sustainable practices due to the minimal associated maintenance and operating costs, and because of Davis-Standard?s ability to stock and readily ship spare parts. Additionally, the extruders are manufactured domestically.

Melton concluded: ?We anticipate adding two more Davis-Standard extruders in the fourth quarter of 2020 when the California plant is completed. The goal of PreZero to ?reduce the waste of resources across the entire value chain to zero? is an aspiration we are proud to be engaged in as we expand our capabilities. We are also grateful for equipment suppliers like Davis-Standard in helping us make that happen.? ??

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