Converting Waste Plastic to Ultra-Clean, Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel
During the second quarter of 2013, Plastic2Oil® brought its third processor online and considers this to be its flagship processor. The third processor included an evolved residue removal system through the addition of a third half-sized kiln that allows plasticized carbon black to be removed while the system is running and producing fuel.
In addition, in early 2013, the facility-wide gas management and water cooling systems for the Niagara Falls plant were completely revamped and restructured. New loading docks and fuel storage were added to the site to accommodate Processor No. 3.
The Company received permitting amendments to use heat transfer fluids in conjunction with plastics during Q2 2013.
The Company’s feedstock sources primarily include post-commercial and industrial waste plastic. The P2O processor accepts unwashed, unsorted waste plastic, composites and commingled materials, which are difficult to dispose of and are typically found in industrial waste streams. The Company believes its P2O process offers a cost-effective, environmental solution for businesses and communities.
Plastic2Oil® is also partnering with businesses and municipalities who collect waste plastics. Typically, this waste plastic is delivered to independent Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs), where it is often sent to landfill. Our vision is to help redirect these waste plastic streams, preventing them from entering local landfills.
#2 - HDPE or High-Density and Polyethylene – This grade of plastic is commonly used in bottles, grocery bags, milk jugs, recycling bins, agricultural pipe, plastic lumber, barrels, pails, food container, oil containers, wire rolls and gas tanks.
#4 - LDPE or Low-Density Polyethylene – This grade of plastic is commonly used in plastic bags, 6 pak rings, various containers, tubing, agricultural film, natural gas piping and various molded laboratory equipment.
#5 - PP or Polypropylene – This type of plastic is commonly used in auto parts, industrial fibers food container, agricultural films and dish¬ware.
#7 - Other or O – These types of plastics are commonly composed of combinations and composites of the above grades.
#1 - PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate – This grade of plastic realizes optimal value when traditionally recycled.
#3 - PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride – PVC is primarily composed of chlorine and contains a low percentage of hydrocarbons.
Other – Foams, Nylons and Fiberglass
Examples of industrial waste plastic currently being processed are shown below.
The images below show plastic feedstock as it arrives at the Company's Niagara Falls facility prepared and loaded into "super sacs". The super sacs are lifted above the base of the feed system conveyor belt and suspended while the feedstock drops into the hopper before being fed into the conveyor system.