Since February, Discas has leased a new building in Statesville, N.C., where it has installed grinders, shredders, densifiers, and blenders.
Discas began toll compounding in 1983 by custom formulating thermoplastic elastomers from prime resins.
In the late '80s, Discas diversified into scrap recycling.
Discas found the same equipment could take PVC film scrap from calendered shower curtains and compound it into materials for shoe soles.
Versatility became the watchword for Discas' recycling and compounding equipment.
Discas looked for energy savings from both its granulators and its primary equipment because size reduction is an integral part of the recycling process.
* Third, Discas invested in a granulator rotor designed to take small nibbles of the plastic rather than large bites, also to reduce peak amperage draw.
* Fourth, Discas specified energy-efficient motors on the granulator and also on densifiers for PS foam and film.
* Discas also installed capacitors on its injection machines to improve their power factors.