Last week, the second and third stages of the LIFE 4FILM project, the washing and extrusion stages, respectively, were started up, together with the water treatment plant for the waste washing process, making the process even more sustainable for the environment, as the water will be treated, cleaned and reused in a semi-closed circuit.
First of all, the motors, sensors and valves of each separate piece of equipment that makes up the line were tested under vacuum.
After their correct verification, a joint test of the entire line was started, and it was possible to ensure the correct communication between all the equipment.
Subsequently, the load test with material (polyethylene film) resulting from the first stage of the project, the sorting stage. This resulted in the transformation of recycled polyethylene pellets.
The tests with material continue in order to be able to make the appropriate improvements to the whole process.
In this phase of the project, the partners LINDNER (washing line) and EREMA (extrusion) have had the greatest impact, led at all times by FCC Medio Ambiente.