Following changes to restrict the disposal of waste plasterboard into landfill, the gypsum industry needs an alternative to handle the estimated 50,000,000 m² of new build plasterboard waste generated every year.
The traditional way of separating gypsum from its backing is to use hammer mills, in conjunction with sieves, which is costly and generates a high proportion of dust. Atritor offers reprocessing solutions for unwanted, damaged and scrap gypsum materials.
The Atritor Turbo Separator Gypsum Recovery System is ideal for use in the separation of gypsum from the cardboard and paper backing. Both separated gypsum and paper can then be sent for recycling respectively.
With up to 99% efficiency the process significantly reduces waste disposal costs.
The Turbo Separator is fitted with a variable speed drive to enhance efficiency and is capable of being mounted either indoors or outdoors.
Atritor supplies the complete gypsum recovery system including in-feed conveyor, empty packaging conveyor, and recovered material conveyor or pumping system. The Turbo Separator is mounted on an access platform and includes controls housed in a floor mounted panel.