At the 2015 Molding Conference in Rosemont IL, George Staniulis made a technical presentation entitled “Direct Injection Molding of Recycled Plastics Bypassing the Extrusion and Pelletizing Operation”. The presentation covered the unique challenges associated with buying, cleaning, characterizing, formulating, and injection molding recycled plastics.
Over the last 20 years, AGS Technology has established itself as a leader in recycling thermoplastic regrind back into demanding product applications. George Staniulis alludes to the key of AGS’ success when he states in the article “We’re learning all the time, everyday”. For example, since moving into its new facility in Batavia IL, George Staniulis and Chris Racelis re-engineered AGS’ raw material cleaning and blending operation. The results are impressive and include a doubling of processing capacity on a smaller footprint with half the labor. In addition, significant improvements have been made with removal of metal and fines while eliminating airborne dust. Experts AGS Technology consulted said it could not be done, but the new layout, throughput, raw material quality, and clean work environment have proved the doubters wrong.
Managing Editor of Plastics Machinery Magazine, Angie DeRosa, attended the conference and wrote a follow-up article in the August 2015 issue entitled “AGS Redefines Molding Recycled Plastics”. Click on the link below for the complete article.