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Blackmer® Reduces Plastic Waste

by PSG | Oct 26, 2022

Reducing your plastic landfill waste is no small feat, especially if one of your key product components is plastic. But the Blackmer® team at our PSG Grand Rapids facility has developed a new manufacturing method that reduces plastic waste by 5,000 lbs per year.

Duravane plastic material is used to make the sliding vanes that play a critical role in the operation of Blackmer® Sliding Vane Pump technology. With over 200,000 vanes manufactured per year at the PSG Grand Rapids facility, a considerable amount of Duravane waste is produced.

However, instead of throwing away the Duravane waste, we are now recycling it and placing it back into the molding process.

With this new manufacturing method, we take plastic Duravane waste and regrind them into pellets, mix the recycled pellets with new pellets and use that mix of pellets to manufacture new Duravanes. The new Duravane composed of recycled material passes all the same tensile strength tests as the original Duravanes – with a 15% to 20% regrind threshold. Reusing our plastic material instead of throwing it away allows for an efficient solution that optimizes our operation while ensuring the same high-quality material as the original Duravane.

To learn more about the vanes in Blackmer Sliding Vane Pumps, click here, and to see what makes Blackmer Sliding Vane Pumps stand above the competition, click here.