Wistron facility processes e-plastics in China
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Six months into operation, Wistron's new plastics recycling operation in China is proving capable of processing a significant volume of plastic scrap from electronic devices.
The facility, located in Kunshan, China, includes a 323,000-square-foot processing facility, a 129,000-square-foot warehouse, and a 54,000-square-foot office space. It began operation in January and has a capacity to process 60,000 tons of ABS, HIPS, PC ABS and PC bottle regrind annually.
At the facility, baled mixed plastic is shredded to 3-10 centimeters in size before being sent through both a magnetic filtration and optical sorting process. After that process, the material is granulated to 6-12 millimeters in size. The 6-12 mm sorted chips are processed through a water purification system. Next, the material goes through a spin dryer to remove the moisture and is then stored in preparation for compounding. The 6-12 mm purified grading chips go through a formulation, mixing and extruding process. Finally, the chips are pelletized into post-consumer resin.