Odor Removal Technology for Agricultural Plastics
Alan DiUmberto, Sales Manager - Recycling Division, American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc.
Organic components and VOC's present in agricultural plastics can prevent them from being recovered, recycled, and reused like other recovered plastics. Using new technology developed by Starlinger, these components can be removed which allow the polymer to be sold at margins which are historically higher than previously allowed. This presentation will explore the various technology advancements that make all this possible today.
Alan has been involved with the specification and designing of plastic recycling systems for over 30 years. Some of his early designs were precursors to many of the current systems used and sold today. His current position is the US and Canadian Sales Manager for the Recycling Division Starlinger & Company, Vienna Austria. He is responsible for the sale of the recoSTAR line of plastic recycling equipment which utilizes size reduction, melt filtering, pelletizing, vapor and odor removal, in addition to solid state reactors. With the recycling of agricultural films still in development, and many opportunities to yet go to market, Starlinger produces some of the most advanced recycling separation systems currently available. These innovations will be on the list of items discussed during this presentation.