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How to Choose A Granulator Image by Cumberland PlasticsHow to Choose a Granulator

Choosing a granulator depends upon the material to be cut as well as its size, shape and thickness. The amount of material that needs to be granulated and how the regrind will be processed are also key considerations.


Regrinding for Thermoforming Image by Cumberland PlasticsRegrinding for Thermoforming

Dr. James L. Throne, PhD takes a look at the process of thermoforming in this tutorial. He focuses on the part that “never, ever” produces money and how to make the most of it.


5 Reasons Beside-The-Press Granulator Image by Cumberland PlasticsBeside-the-Press Regrinding

Different regrind processes are better for different scenarios. Regrinding Beside-the-Press, when sensible, can save time, labor, and material costs. This White Paper will focus on Beside-the-Press and the top five reasons you might want to choose this type of granulator.


Teel Plastics Technical Article Thumbnail by Cumberland PlasticsCASE STUDY: Move to Beside-The-Press Granulators Yields Major Results

Looking to minimize the regrind touch points, Teel Plastics management consulted with Cumberland about their current challenges and the possibility of using beside-the-press (BTP) granulators. After an onsite analysis, they decided on a test that would feature BTP granulators on one of their smaller lines.


KC Teel Plastics Sustainability Image by Cumberland PlasticsCASE STUDY: How Cumberland Granulators are Contributing to Sustainability at Teel Plastics

With sustainability, a top priority, Cumberland and Teel Plastics set out to improve workflow operations by increasing the use of regrind and calculating the reduction of Global Warming Potential (GWP) achieved through its grinding and reuse of plastic scrap.


KW Plastics Case Study Image by Cumberland PlasticsCASE STUDY: How Cumberland Heavy Duty Granulators help Close the Loop at the World’s Largest Recycler

As a pioneer in plastics recycling with over 30 years of experience, KW Plastics has relied on Cumberland to develop successful methods to grind and reprocess high volumes of polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene(HDPE) curbside recycling products.


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