Extrusion International USA 3-2021

33 Extrusion International 3/2021 facility in Santiago de Chile. For more than 25 years, the company has been committed to the circu- lar economy, even before circular concepts in plastics recycling be- came the latest buzzword. The many international awards for environmental protection and innovation confirm Julio JR Compagnon, CEO of Comberplast and co-founder of Atando Ca- bos, that he is on the right track: „The global awards make me so proud. They show us that another path is possible and that doing the right thing for people and the environment can also be a profit- able business. Or to put it another way: the real purpose of business should always be to solve prob- lems in both economically and en- vironmentally sustainable ways.“ The large amounts of old fishing nets, lines and other discarded plastic materials are recycled and converted into innovative new products, for example for the ag- ricultural and mining industries, or also turned into green pallets for an international brewery. Since 2020, Comberplast has re- lied on the shredding technol- ogy of Lindner’s Micromat 1500, equipped with an optimised cut- ting system from the Mono-Fix kit. Julio Compagnon explains: „We process plastic waste from fish farming and fishing compa- nies. These materials were devel- oped by very clever people not to energy efficiency were the costs of wear and tear. Now, after a year in operation, Compagnon is pleased: „We got the Micromat in January 2020 – just at the start of the pandemic. The situation required us to find new ways of commissioning and servicing de- spite the physical distance. Thanks to the great cooperation of the Lindner team in Austria, the Chil- ean sales partner Ingeniería Delta Limitada and our technicians here on site, we were able to success- fully install and commission the shredder – everyone involved did an excellent job. Since then, our shredder has been running like clockwork and we look forward to many more joint projects in the future.“ Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH Villacher Str. 48, 9800 Spittal/Drau, Austria www.lindner.com , https://youtu.be/DIiez63SCf4 Comberplast S.A. Camino Santa Margarita 0830, San Bernardo, Chile www.comberplast.cl ever break or tear. Shredding is therefore an especially big chal- lenge. In processing, we are al- ways looking for new solutions to tackle more difficult projects and to keep production economi- cally viable. In Lindner, we found an experienced partner who was willing to go the extra mile with us – not many companies will do that.“ The delivered materials are usu- ally heavily loaded with abrasive substances such as sand, stones or organic material. That is why, when selecting the shredder, the main concerns besides high PE=10-15% The plastic waste from the fi shing and fi sh farming industries is used to produce, among other things, high volumes of pallets and crates Julio JR Compagnon is pleased with the optimal output from Lindner’s Micromat 1500 ready for the next step in the recycling process