Converting Waste Plastics from the Ocean

Cleaning the World's Oceans - Converting Waste Plastics 

Industry: Plastics

The application:

  • An innovative customer has developed a revolutionary system for converting waste plastics, including ocean borne material into a syngas containing hydrogen. This syngas can then be used as a source of electricity or heat.
  • They required a valve to control the flow of material into the system and the valve needed to be able to handle a range of products including pelletised and granular materials. These materials can have a tendency to jam standard drop-through valves and so a different solution was required.

The requirement:

  • A valve that could handle a range of tricky products whilst maintaining a constant feed into the main part of the process.

The solution:

  • Rotolok’s range of offset rotary valves are ideal for working with tricky pelletised and granular products of materials and required throughput our Ø200mm unit was chosen and a trial unit supplied.

The result:

  • The valve worked perfectly, so much so that another unit was ordered, and we are working with the customer to upscale the process and supply larger quantities. Rotolok are proud to be working with our innovative customers in helping to reduce waste plastics in the oceans.

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What our customers say

"I wanted to congratulate the entire team at Rotolok on the initial sales consultation, after sales support, technical documentation and most importantly the quality and reliability of your finished product. Notably the two ATEX certified rotary valves we bought from you last year have been faultless!" Rob Rogers, Technical Director, Gough Engineering
"You delivered the first 2 rotary valves in around 3 weeks, which was not only 1 week sooner than you quoted me, but an impressive 17 weeks faster than I was quoted by a competitor of yours!!” Richard Stanton, RAS Extraction Ltd
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to every staff member at Rotolok for their sincere support throughout. I would definitely recommend Rotolok to be considered on our future projects where advice is sought” Mechanical Engineer, Multi-National Project Management Consultancy
"We have been working with Rotolok for many years, throughout we have been overwhelmed with the product quality and especially the communication." General Manager, Major OEM Supplier, Lithuania
“The RotoFlex Valves arrived today and I could not be happier with them!” James Saker, Maintenance Technician at DDW, The Color House
“You may not know this but I bought twenty 250 drop through seals from Dan McCauley when he first started up in the mid to late 70’s. I think I picked them up from his home near Gatwick- they are still running perfectly!!” Duncan Marston, Former Director at C Marston and Sons (Now known as Heygates, Icklingham)
"Thank you so much for the prompt response and great support as always!” Multinational Consumer Goods Manufacturer
"I was really happy about the service and the fast responses I received.” Mischa Ruf, Process Engineer, Ingelia
"The specification was exactly as ordered and the Rotolok valve worked very well in every moment of production. We appreciate the interest to deliver the perfect product for our application." Alessandro Gonzalez, Mechanical Designer, IRIS S.R.L, Italy