Case Study: Recycled Plastic

Customer Opportunity: Improve the quality of extruded recycled plastic lumber by reducing or eliminating the voids.

Process: Extruded recycled plastic lumber / NRM Pacemaker press.

Previous Performance: 
Line Speed: 1.83 feet per minute

Performance with Vitrolite® : 
Line Speed: 3.83 feet per minute

With 0.5% of Vitrolite® added to the extruded recycled plastic lumber, the quality was improved. Vitrolite produced a more uniform dispersion of blowing agent and the other mixed plastics. The blowing agent was reduced by 50%, the flow was more uniform and the center core was improved eliminating the voids.