Plastics Conveying

Custom Handling for BPI Plastics Recycling Facility

With increased demand for eco products, BPI Recycled Products decided to invest in a complete plastics recycling plant line with conveying solutions from Tong Engineering

With increasing government pressure to improve green business processes and provide environmental solutions to customer’s worldwide, leading plastics manufacturer BPI (British Polythene Industries) Recycled Products made the decision to invest in a complete Plastics recycling line with conveying components from Tong Engineering.

With an increasing number of customers specifying eco products, environmental solutions and demanding the effective recycling of polythene packaging, BPI Recycled Products developed a complete recycling plant to turn used plastic into environmentally friendly recycled bags and sacks.

As part of our new recycling facilities in Rhymney and Heanor, we purchased integrated conveying and handling equipment from Tong Engineering, to connect the customised recycling machinery,” commented Ken Oswin, Operations Director at BPI Recycled Products.

“The bespoke conveying systems feature infeed hoppers, multiple chain conveyors, heavy duty elevators and a specialist auger. The connecting handling equipment from Tong Engineering allows us to fully integrate our recycling line, which facilitates separating, shredding, washing, handling and recycling, all in one simple process.

‘As we process around 20,000 tonnes of polythene waste per annum at our Heanor site, we needed an effective solution that not only connected our specialist recycling units, but would also be reliable and hard-wearing enough to handle high volumes of throughput.

“The Tong Engineering conveying equipment is highly dependable manufactured to an excellent standard and requires little maintenance. All units are specified to exact requirements and fully customised to fit space and height restrictions.

“The Tong Engineering team has been excellent throughout the whole purchasing process. From initial specification and design, to bespoke manufacturing, installation and after-sales service, we have been delighted with every step.”

Gavin Barnes, Recycling Projects Manager at Tong Engineering, said: “We worked in close partnership with BPI Polythene to create a completely customised connecting line.

“Customers often come to us with specific requirements and we work alongside them to provide a bespoke solution.

“With over 80 years in engineering experience, including conveyor design and manufacture, we helped to create the most reliable and efficient handling solution, specifically for BPI Recycled Products, to effectively handle their recyclable plastics at each stage, in one simple integrated process. This has provided significant cost reductions and minimised labour requirements, as well as allowing a significantly higher recycling throughput.”