Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Waste Plastic Bag Recycling

In our daily life, we can see all kind of plastic bags everywhere. Plastic bag almost becomes one part of our life. Surely it brings a lot of convenience to our life; however this convenience also causes long time harm to our earth and human beings. We call this kind of disaster as “White Pollution”.

Plastic bags are not only creating visual pollution to people as they can be easily seen scattered around the city streets, in the tourist area, water, roads and railways, but they also create potential harm. Plastic’s structure is very stable and it is difficult to be degraded by natural microbial. It will exist in the natural environment for long term without degradation. This means if we do not collect the waste plastic bags properly and recycles, they will become the contaminant in the environment and accumulate as time goes by and create great harm to environment.

Landfill for the plastic bags actually is not a good way because the plastic bags take up a great number of land, the land which were taken up cannot get recovered, thus affect the sustainable utilization. The plastic bags under the land will need around 200 years to degrade according to expert.

Baling machine is helpful equipment for recycling waste plastic bags. It can compact your large volume of plastic bags into small and uniform dense bales, thus reducing the waste storage space and saving transportation cost, also easy for recycling. Many models are available from Sinobaler for handling all range of waste plastic bags, including vertical baler and horizontal baler, automatic baler and semi-automatic baler.

SINOBALER Manual Tie Horizontal Baler

To save our environment and make our world beautiful, please do not discard waste plastic bags anywhere any more.

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How to recycle Used Clothes?
How to recycle used shoes?
How to recycle used carpet?
How to recycle Trim Waste?
How to recycle Aluminum?
How to recycle tire/tyre in Australia? 
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Different Cooling Options for Hydraulic Balers

Most balers & baling machines are of hydraulic type. In hydraulic systems, energy is transformed and transmitted. During this process, part of the mechanical and hydraulic energy would be converted into heat. The consequences of overheating are poor lubricating properties, higher risk of internal leakage, damaged components, etc.

Cooling is a very important factor that needs to be considered while building a baler. An efficient cooling system brings following benefits:
  • Extended lifespan of hydraulic system.
  • Extended lifespan of hydraulic oil.
  • Increased hydraulic system’s availability, more operating time and fewer shutdowns.
  • Reduced service and repair costs.
  • High efficiency level maintained in continuous operation. The system’s efficiency falls if the temperature exceeds the ideal working temperature.
There are three cooling options available at SINOBALER, which are Air Cooling, AC (Air Conditioner) Cooling and Water Cooling.

Wind Cooling-Sinobaler

Water Cooling-Sinobaler
Air Conditioner Cooling-Sinobaler

Air cooling is suitable for countries with low ambient temperature. The noise of this cooling option is high. Whilst in countries with high ambient temperature like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, India etc. the ambient temperature can reach 50 degree centigrade in summer, and air cooling will not be efficient. Compared with Air Cooling, AC (Air Conditioner) Cooling has better cooling effect, less electric power consumption and less noise. Water cooling on the other hand is with good cooling effect even under high temperature, but will take up some extra space as it requires a separate cooling tower and will consume certain amount of water every day.

The best cooling option is decided by considering clients’ local conditions, ambient temperature, adequacy of water supply etc. Contact Sinobaler for more details of each cooling option.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Difference Among Strapping Tools

Strapping is an essential process in making bales. There are plastic straps, hemp rope, and metal wires available for binding up the bale. Most people in solid waste recycling business prefer plastic strapping materials over metal wire, out of cost consideration. 

For joining plastic straps together, strapping tools are necessary. In general, there are three kinds of strapping tools available, which are Manual Strapping Tool, Electric Strapping Tool and Pneumatic Strapping Tool.

Sinobaler Manual Strapping Tool
The Manual Strapping Tool is composed of two parts: a clamp and a strainer. It has to be used together with metal strapping buckle and is the most economical option as it is manually powered and structure is simple. 
Sinobaler Electric Strapping Tool

The electric strapping tool supplied by SINOBALER is driven by electricity. There are two BOSCH lithium batteries inside which are rechargeable and can be charged by 100-240V voltage, either 50 or 60Hz, single phase power. Sinobaler's Electric Strapping Tool efficiently tightens, friction buckles and straps automatically with the push of a button. It is a fast, safe and simple, greatly improving efficiency.

Sinobaler Pneumatic Strapping Tool

Sinobaler Pneumatic Strapping Tool requires air pressure created by an air compressor. If you would like to use this tool, you need to prepare an air compressor. The sealing type of both electric and pneumatic strapping tools is the same which is friction weld. The driven way is the major difference between these two strapping tools.

Type of Strapping materials:

Two type of Strapping Dispensers:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cotton Waste Reuse

Cotton is a natural cellulose fiber, which is one of the oldest and most used natural fibers applied in various fields in the world today. It is a main composition of paper and textiles.

In the first modern industrial, cotton articles are used to make paper. Later, people also make paper by recycling old paper and using wood pulp. However, paper made from wood pulp is lower quality than made from cotton. Cotton paper is much more durable and long lasting than wood pulp paper. Cotton can also be easily recycled together with old paper, into new paper.

Waste cotton can be made into high quality fabric and yarn. The cellulose fibers in cotton are long, thus cotton textile is quite durable. Some cotton waste recycling facilities work in this way: Firstly the manufacturers source raw waste worldwide and meanwhile control the material quality. Secondly these cotton waste is carded in multiple steps into very fine forms, and eventually the cotton waste becomes a wad-like substance which is suitable for spinning yarn. At the beginning of the spinning process, the recycled waste cotton is ground and then transported to the spinning machines. Thereafter, the waste will be produced into finer yarn by the spinning machines until a desired consistency and weight is reached. Eventually, the yarn is stabilized by several processes that imbues the yarn with required quality. The finally recycled yarn can be used for knitting or weaving into a variety type of fabric.

During the process of transporting waste cotton, many manufacturers use hydraulic baling machines to compress the waste cottons and make into neat and dense square bales so that their transportation cost, loading and unloading cost, storage cost will be greatly saved. SINOBALER lifting chamber baler is a good choice for making your large volume loose waste cottons into high dense square bales.If you are interested in baling cotton waste, please check our video of lifting chamber baler at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uIMwJuNgt0 or twin chamber baler at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF9eN9gp5Hw  for more detail information.

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How to recycle used carpet?
How to recycle Trim Waste?
How to recycle Aluminum?
How to recycle tire/tyre in Australia? 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Baler or Compactor, which one is right for you?

If your business involves regular handling of waste material, a waste compactor or a baler can help make your task much easier. What’s the difference between a compactor and a baler? How can you determine which one suits your needs the best? Here is a comparison to help you choose the right machine:

Material Type:
Compactors are used to compress a large amount of unsorted mixed waste into a contained area to be picked up and collected by waste collector and further delivered to landfill.
Balers are for compressing recyclable materials sorted from general waste stream, such as paper, cardboard, plastics, metal etc., into dense and regularly shaped bales for further recycling and reuse.

Waste recyclers may prefer to receive recyclable materials in a specific weight and/or size. Transportation of dense bales is cost-effective. Baler is the right choice in this case.
If a trash collector is picking up the finished units, larger loads from a compactor are preferred.

In general, a baler is used to bale or bundle recyclable material such as cardboard, paper, plastics, metal etc., for resale to a recycling company. A compactor is simply used to reduce the volume of trash before being picked up by a hauling company.

With the right understanding of the two machines, you can decide which machine is the correct one for your business. SINOBALER is a specialized manufacturer of a wide range of balers, and if you need balers, please feel free to contact our Sales Representative at info@sinobaler.com for more information.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Conveyor is a common piece of mechanical handling equipment that moves materials from one location to another. With the increased demand of an automated operation, more and more industries prefer to use conveyor to replace manual transportation and handling of goods. This is also the case in waste management and recycling business, more clients tend to have conveyor connection with baler for ease of operation and saving labor.

There are mainly two types of conveyor that are used for Sinobaler baling machines.

1. Heavy Duty Steel Chain Conveyor
2. Belt Conveyor

The Heavy Duty Steel Chain conveyor is usually used together with heavy duty type of horizontal baler, like Sinobaler manual tie horizontal balers and automatic horizontal balers, for conveying waste material like cardboard, paper, films and other bulky materials into the balers. Since these horizontal balers are with higher capacity than the average vertical balers, so conveyor for such balers need to be built in a tough and strong way for conveying large amount of materials. This heavy duty steel chain conveyor as its name suggest is with complete steel construction with an average weight of above 7 tons. It also has a horizontal part which you can bury below ground level for very convenient feeding.

Belt Conveyor adopts high strength PVC conveying belt and damper ensuring no material spillage. It is widely used to transport small to medium sized materials, such as used clothes, small carton boxes, PET bottles, aluminum cans etc. At SINOBALER, they are usually connected with our horizontal bagging baler for conveying wood shavings, rice husk etc.
It can also be connected with vertical balers.

To obtain more knowledge about conveyor and baling machines, Sinobaler experts are very glad to help you.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Banana Fiber

From the fruits to the flowers and the leaves, every part of the banana plant can be put into some kind of use. While we eat the banana fruit, the plant also provides us with valuable fiber. Fiber can be extracted from the bark of the banana tree and then be used to make various products ranging from decorative items to paper and fabric.

Among the wide uses of banana fiber, making into fabric is one of the most important and most beneficial thing. It has become a popular raw material for making high quality textile.

Banana fiber is the best natural fiber which is eco-friendly and chemical free, compared with high-cost synthetic fiber and any other organic fiber, banana fiber features healthy, economic, water, heat and fire resistant, grease proof, totally bio-degradable, stronger spinning ability and tensile strength, light weight, smaller elongation, strong moisture absorption ability and fast moisture release ability.

Banana fiber is mainly made up of cell tissue and bonded by natural gums and its appearance is very like natural bamboo fiber, but banana fiber is much finer and stronger spin ability than bamboo fiber. The cloth made from banana fiber is very comfortable to wear and reduce off the scorching heat because it has cooling effect, and this kind of cloth does not shrink and the colors do not fade after wash. The fabric can be made of 100% banana fiber, or blended with other fiber like cotton to make it more durable.

For example, Saris is one kind of textile product made from natural fiber like banana fiber. In Philippines, people use the banana fiber to make shirts and other dresses. In Japan, the history of using banana fiber for cloth can be date back to at least 13th century.

In the banana fiber business, many banana fiber manufacturers face a lot of difficulty in transporting the finished banana fiber and difficult for loading and unloading, and also takes them a lot of space for storage. All of these difficulties are because they are transporting and storing the banana fiber without baling. SINOBALER provides you suitable and ideal baling solutions to solve all these difficulties and saves your transportation and storage cost. For example, SINOBALER Multi-purpose Vertical Baler is a good choice to make bale weight ranging from 20kgs to 100kgs. Or many other balers are available for different bale weight expectation.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Things to keep in mind on how to choose a right baler

When going through the process of choosing the right baler for your business, here are a few pointers:

Safety First
It is important to consider baler safety features when you choose the right baler for your application. Ask the following questions to your baler manufacturer firstly:
Does the manufacturer provide additional warranty or guarantee production values?
Is training service provided for operators and maintenance personnel after installation?
Is the machine with clear safety warning marks?
Are all the rotation parts protected with safety equipments?
Will the machine be shipped via seaworthy package for safety transportation?

Be sure that the manufacturer provides you the baler which is simple and safe to operate.

Weather conditions
Where will you run the baler? Inside the warehouse or in the open air where is without any protection to keep away from rainwater? If it is the former, you still need to consider the affect will be caused by the maximum temperature during summer. The hydraulic system is especially sensitive to the high temperature. So you should always keep in mind that the high quality cooling system is extremely important to keep baler running at peak performance under hot weather.

While if you run the baler outdoors without any cover, make sure the components are with higher IP grade, especially the important hydraulic and electrical parts, such as the motor, pump, field terminal assembly, etc.

Energy consumption
Environmental protection and energy conservation are the theme of the world today. The baler now is playing an important role in waste recycling area. It takes its responsibility for the global environmental protection like all other recycling equipments. At the same time, energy consumption issue is also getting more and more attention. So when you choose a baler, don’t forget to find out the optimal power you want your baler to be.

When you choose a baler, you need to know how much space you can provide for it. Usually, vertical balers are good choice to run in supermarkets, grocery stores, department stores, pharmacies, small factories, vessels, offices, etc. While for the big recycling plants, distribution centers, etc, horizontal balers are more suitable for pressing large volume waste.

Investment and Return on Investment
The most important and ultimate aim to use the machine instead of human today is to improve work capacity and get max return on investment. Saving labor cost means you get disguised return on investment directly. While maximizing throughput speeds up the process to get return on investment. When you decide to recycle large volume waste, a fully automatic horizontal baler is an ideal choice for you to get return on investment in a shorter time than vertical type, it does great job in both saving labor cost and maximize the throughput rate. Its fully automatic tying system, PLC control, automatic material feeding system, etc, all of these make it outstanding among all baler types. While for small factories and departments, etc where they need to handle the daily waste, vertical balers are more worth of investment to your business.

Baled Material's Characteristics
The characteristics of the materials to be baled also plays an important role in determining the size and type of baler to purchase, such as expansion rate, retention rate, hollowness, density, dissipation, etc. Choosing a particular baler model, such as cardboard baler versus bottle baler, is largely based on the specific material that will be received and how it will be most efficiently processed.
While a cardboard baler lends itself better to baling paper products such as OCC, carton waste or printer’s waste, bottle baler works best on products such as plastic bottles or aluminum containers which with odd shapes, low compressibility or high memory retention.

A low maintenance cost is critical to selecting the latest baler in their processing operation. Low maintenance means no specialized or customized parts. A baler with standardized hydraulic and electrical components makes you find the local replacements conveniently. You can go into any hydraulic shop or electrical supply house and get parts for it when you do not want to call the manufacturer and have the replacements delivered by air next day.

If you have any questions or comments while choosing right baler, please remember SinoBaler is always ready for assistance.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Used Clothes Treating and Recycling


Nowadays, a large percentage of used clothes (especially the clothes are still in good condition) are sent to some African countries for people to wear. Thus a baling machine plays a very important role for facilitating this secondhand clothes business – without a baling machine, no dealer will go for this business as they will not make money due to the high cost of overseas transport. A proper baler can press the bulky clothes into very dense and neat bales that allow a 40ft container to load above 25 tons. Thus whether you have chosen a proper baling machine or not can decide your secondhand clothes business a success or a failure. When choosing a baler machine for used clothes, you have to consider mainly two aspects, one is that if the baler makes dense enough bale to optimize container loading and the other is that if the baler is efficient enough to handle your daily volume of clothes. Basically there are two types of such baler – one is a single chamber baler, and the other is two-chamber baler. The main difference between these two types is the productivity – as you can imagine, a twin chamber baler is more efficient because you can do material loading in one chamber while at the same time the other chamber is doing the baling job. So if you require high efficiency, you can consider the twin chamber. However if your budget is quite limited and that you do not require high efficiency, single chamber baler is a proper choice for you.

Among the suppliers of baling machine, SINOBALER is the top one for supplying such clothes balers – their machine is well built and price is competitive. Single chamber clothes baler from SINOBALER is designed with lifting chamber, very easy and convenient to operate. Such design baler is at least 40% more efficient than usual four-door opening baler. Based on your desired bale weight, you can choose different models to fullfil you need. e.g. Sinobaler model SVBT2-L1-300 is perfect for making 45-50kgs bales; Sinobaler model SVBT2-L1-800 is for making 300-350kgs bales … All models of Sinobaler lifting chamber baler can ensure making very dense bales for loading above 25 tons per 40ft container. Twin chamber baler from SINOBALER is mainly for making 40-100kgs bales. The efficiency of a twin chamber baler is about 30-40% higher than the same pressure level of a lifting single chamber baler.

For the used clothes that are not in good condition, usually it will be further destroyed for raw material recycling. Also, some certain material will be cut into rags for selling.

You see, properly treating used clothes not only generates economic value but also helps people who cannot afford buying new clothes.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Marine Waste Management

Offshore and shipping operations generate a wide variety of waste. As per the new rules from IMO (International Maritime Organization), waste management is required to apply to vessels offshore. Besides rules and regulations, many international organizations encourage ship owners and operators to make effort to reduce waste on board so as to lessen the negative impact to the offshore environment, by means of providing discounts on port dues, charter preferences, lower insurance premiums etc.

With the trend of an environmental friendly operation on board, nowadays more and more balers are installed on ships for handling daily generated solid waste. Marine balers from SINOBALER are designed especially for this application. Sinobaler offers standard, water proof and explosion proof grades for your choice. Every type of marine baler is within standard dimensions of doorways with small footprint and below certain height because we understand that space on board is by nature limited.

Sinobaler marine balers are able to compress most, if not all waste on-board such as Paper, Cardboard, Plastic Bottles, Packaging Materials, Tin Cans and Empty Paint Tins etc. With a compaction ratio of up to 12:1, these machines can drastically reduce waste volume which can minimize waste management cost by the same ratio. This means it takes just a few weeks after buying balers for the ship owner to see a return on the investment. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Plastic Bottle Recycling

Plastic product is one of the most popular and useful materials of modern life. Nowadays we use about 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago. Plastic bottle is one kind of plastics that is greatly used in our daily life and that can be recycled. According to relevant statistics, in the USA, 40 billion plastic bottles are produced each year and mostly are for beverages. Two-thirds of them end up in landfills. In UK, people use 15 million plastic bottles a day, and 94% of all UK local authorities offer collection facilities for plastic bottles either through household recycling collection or at recycling centers.

For the good of environment and save energy, however, we can reuse and recycle them as many times as possible to optimize its lifespan. For example, reuse the waste plastic bottles to be flowerpot, pencil holder, room decoration, and light decoration by cutting, spray painting on the waste plastic bottle. Use your imagination, you will have many ideas to create new ways for reusing the waste plastic bottles to be a new and creative thing.

Other than reuse, waste plastic bottles can be recycled by some industrial process and then create new plastic which can reduce the amount of the solid waste going to landfill, reduce the energy consumption, and reduce the emission of gases like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

How the waste plastic bottles are recycled?
1. Sort- sorting can be manually or automatically to make sure all the contaminates are removed.
2. Compress the bottles into bales by using Hydraulic Baling Machine. (For example, Sinobaler Long Stroke Baler is a good choice for baling such plastic bottles). Compressed bales are easier to transport and storage.
3. Shred into small flakes and wash
4. Melt
5. Pelletize
6. Make new bottles or other products such as textile fibers.

Start recycling now from your daily life and make contributions to the world although it seems very little thing.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Trim Waste Recycling System

If you are a corrugated board/box production factory, you must be facing with lot of trimming waste generated by your production line. How to turn these waste into cash? SINOBALER can provide a turnkey waste recovery solution for you.

The first thing to do is to collect all the trimming waste from various locations. Usually for a corrugated board/box production factory, there are corrugator, slotters and die cutting machines. For the corrugator, the trim waste are collected through two funnels placed underneath the trim generating points on each side of the corrugator. These two funnels are connected through flexible hoses with a chopper fan. The long strip trimming waste is sucked into the hoses and got shredded into smaller pieces by the chopper fan and then further conveyed via duct to cyclone separator.

As for the scrap material produced by slotters and die cutting machines, a conveyor is used to firstly convey the scrap to one side of the machine. A chopper fan is then placed at the conveyor’s conveying end and capture the scrap material and further convey them to cyclone through air pipes/ducts.

Besides the above two waste types, there also some reject corrugated board/sheets. For this type scrap, a shredder is used to destroy the whole piece into small pieces which are then further sucked in by fan and transported to cyclone.

Now all the wastes are conveyed to cyclone. Inside the cyclone, the air and the scrap material will got separated under gravity with the air evacuate from the top opening of the cyclone and meanwhile the scrap material fall into the baling machine’s compressing chamber. The baler will start baling process automatically once the hopper is filled up with scrap. SINOBALER provides different models of balers for user's options, and the choice of baler is pretty much decided by the volume of waste being generated in your factory.

Contact SINOBALER today for your trim waste handling solution.

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How to recycle used carpet?
How to recycle Aluminum?
How to recycle tire/tyre in Australia? 
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Which is right for you? Manual feed balers or continuous Auto-tie horizontal balers?

As the business world is changing towards doing things in a more environmental friendly way, baling machine is becoming an essential equipment to help giving waste materials a second life.

A right baler can easily help a company cut down cost on storage, transport, and some time manpower, which helps increases a company’s bottom line by turning the company’s recyclable waste to revenue. You will be able to obtain a positive Return on Investment within a relatively short timeframe.

But which baling machine is the right one for you?

There are two basic baler designs that are generally used by industry – vertical baler and horizontal baler. The key difference between these two types of balers is how the recyclable material is compacted.

Vertical balers compress waste from the top down (vertically), that is why some call this type of baling machine as down stroke balers. They are usually stand-alone machines, and typically required manual feeding and strapping. Whilst on the other hand, horizontal balers compress waste sideways (horizontally). Most horizontal balers are accompanied with in-feed conveyor or cyclone for achieving continuous feeding to increase efficiency. They can be further classified into closed end and open end types. For closed end horizontal balers, the strapping is usually done manually, compared to the open end ones, strapping and ejection of the bale is done automatically.

In terms of footprint, vertical balers are the smaller of the two. Thus, they are more suited for facilities where space is limited. With lesser raw material, such as steel, required for building, vertical balers are also more cost effective compared with horizontal balers of similar compressing force. However, with the restriction of manual feeding and strapping, the bale making speed of vertical balers is not comparable with that of continuous auto-tie horizontal balers.

To sum it all up, vertical balers are usually manually operated, and compress from the top down. They are best suited for smaller businesses where waste is not overwhelming hence lower output demand – i.e. small manufacturers, retail stores, supermarkets, textile manufacturers, or anywhere else with small quantities of recyclable materials.

Horizontal balers are the larger of the two machines. If equipped with continuous feeding, automatic strapping and ejection of bales, such continuous output is ideal for larger quantities of recyclables and constant usage.  With such automated machine, manpower requirements can also be cut to the bear minimum.

There is no absolute conclusion of which baler is better than the other. Considerations need to be made based on your facility’s space availability, waste material volume, labor availability and cost, as well as your financial condition.  Of course, there are still many other points need to review before selecting a right machine.  But with these basic pointers in mind, it will certainly help you to eliminate unwanted choices and communicate better with any professional baler sales representative to recommend you a right baler.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Aluminum Recycling

Aluminum is everywhere in our daily life. The recycling of aluminum becomes very important to save energy and prevent pollution. Recycle waste aluminum into new aluminum products can reduce 95% air pollution and 71% energy consumption compared from making new aluminum from bauxite ore. Actually the aluminum is a kind of perfect recyclable material because it is 100% recyclable.

In the U.S., the aluminum recycling already exceeded 50% in the 1980’s, and 62.1% in 2000. In 2004, Americans has recycled enough aluminum to build thirteen aircraft carriers. Every three months, Americans discard enough aluminum to completely rebuild every single commercial airplane in America. In Japan, the recycling of aluminum rate is also very high. It has already reached 43% in 1990, and as high as 83% in 2001.

Many people must do not know that the energy saving by recycling an aluminum can will run a TV for three hours, and that it needs about 400 years for aluminum to break down naturally if do not recycle.

From recycling a waste aluminum can into a new can, it only takes 60 days. Within this short period, a drink can from the grocery’s shelf to consumer’s hands, then turn to recycling plant being melted into aluminum plate and then made into a new can. The physical property is the same as before because the aluminum’s quality will not downgrade during recycling, so aluminum recycling is an ideal recycling material.

Here are some main procedures for aluminum recycling process.
1)       Aluminum products like aluminum cans, aluminum extrusion etc. are compressed into dense bales by baling machine, which can reduce transportation, storage and handling cost. Usually vertical hydraulic baler with large pressure force above 100T is a proper choice for pressing aluminum products (e.g. Sinobaler aluminum baling press machine Model SVB2-T-1200). After this, transport the waste aluminum to recycling plant.
2)       Sort the waste aluminum for confirming the end-use and treatment process.
3)       Shredding the aluminum into small pieces by heavy duty shredder.
4)       Removing the coating or paint on the aluminum surface.
5)       Melting.
6)       Aluminum casting.

As you can see, aluminum recycling is great for environment and saving energy. When you are going to discard a drink can, please think - Recycle it instead of discarding it.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Green" Cement

Cement is one of the fundamental raw materials to promote the development of human civilization. From 2000 years ago pantheon art work of ancient Rome, to modern skyscrapers, highways, airports and docks, the trace of cement is everywhere. From the aspect of the total volume, the amount of cement used in the world is just after water.

However, cement manufacturing is one of the main emission sources of greenhouse gas, so cutting emission is naturally the top priority.  According to Mexico media reports, scientific research institution in Brazil had successfully developed a new technology using agricultural waste, such as bagasse or rice husk, as raw material to produce environment-friendly, and inexpensive “green” cement.

Using agricultural waste of bagasse and rice husk to make the “green” cement will not only reduce the pollution to the environment, it can also enable waste recycling, increase the added value to the agricultural products, and cut down the cement production cost at the same time.

Agriculture waste generated in many countries is mostly used as a fuel in the boilers for producing energy, processing paddy, through direct combustion or by gasification.  For example, in India, about a million tonnes of rice husk ash and sugarcane bagasse ash is produced annually.  Instead of dumping these ashes and cause great environment threat to the land and the surrounding area, making use of the ash as a replacement for concrete (about 15 to 20% of the whole cement material) certainly makes more sense.

Such replacement will significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, because the processing procedure of the agriculture waste is relatively easy, quick, and low energy consuming.  The manufacturing cost of such “green” cement is only one tenth of traditional cement.  Furthermore, its lifespan is longer than traditional cement, and the texture is much finer.

Brazil is rich in planting sugar cane. Its sugar cane annual production and export volume is ranking first in the world. Brazil sugar cane existing arable land is about 6.5 million hectares and sugar cane’s annual production is up to 550 million tons. Cement’s average annual production is about 45 million tons. If the bagasse ash in the cement mixture proportion is 15%, Brazil can reduce emissions of about 3 million tons of carbon dioxide a year!

Look into the future and stand at the angle of environment protection, it is important to continue making further research on how to fully reuse waste materials to make “greener” cement.

Sinobaler baling and bagging machine can help to press these loose materials into dense bales. Please visit us at http://www.sinobaler.com/application/rice-husk-baling-press/ for more information.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Used Clothes Recycling

According to a report from the Council for Textile Recycling (CTR), in the United States alone, people on average throw away 70 pounds of clothing every year, this equals to roughly 191 T-shirts per person. If these used clothes are directly sent to landfill, they not only take up space, it can also contaminate soil and groundwater and emit horrifying odors. Besides landfill, these used clothes may also be incinerated, which releases tons of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming and climate change.

Hence, there are multiple benefits associated with recycling old clothing.  No only we can reduce the landfill space, we can also lower the amount of pesticides used in growing cotton, reduce the amount of artificial fibers made from petroleum to make into textile fabrics, lower water consumption needed to dye fabrics, and cuts down on the pollutants, greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds released into the water and air from manufacturing processes. Moreover, used clothing industry creates job opportunities as well as provides people with lower income with affordable clothing.

To recycle your used clothes, the most straightforward method is to donate it to your nearest charity organization.  The donated clothing will then be collected and carefully sorted according to different grades by a textile recycling companies.  Those clothing in “wear-able” condition will be baled according to their grades, and be sold to third world countries such as Africa. Damaged textiles or clothing will be processed to make industrial wiping rags, or be used in high quality paper manufacturing, or material suitable for fiber reclamation and filling products.

Considering that majority of used clothes are sent abroad to countries where the demand for secondhand clothing is high, a baling machine plays an important role in recycling clothes. Lifting chamber baler from SINOBALER is specially designed for baling used clothes into dense, regularly shaped bales. The compressing chamber can be fully lifted up making it very convenient and easy to wrap and cross strap the bales.  As for baling wiping rags recycled from damaged clothes, the scale weighing bagging baler offered by SINOBALER is the right machine to go.  For more information, please visit our website at www.sinobaler.com, or contact us directly for a customized baling solution.

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