Sioux Falls, SD (February 25, 2013) – Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the installation of a new reclaim production line designed to capture and recycle excess polymer material from internal manufacturing processes. The new reclaim line is truly a state-of-the-art system, capable of producing up to 15 million pounds of reprocessed resin pellets annually. This unique design contains a specific line filtering system for the removal of foreign materials from the melt stream; allowing complete quality control of all materials produced. The integrated computer control interface monitors every aspect of the process from the introduction of material to the finished resin pellets produced.
Raven teamed up with leading consultants for the design and procurement of the new reclamation system, which involved extensive research and analysis of current industry recycling solutions. Raven elected to work with companies such as ADG Solutions and Davis Standard LLC due to their project expertise in reclaim automation systems. This collaboration proved to be highly instrumental in the selection of major line components from key equipment manufacturers.
“The installation of this advanced system achieves a closed-loop recycling stream for our manufacturing facility by reclaiming excess production material through a fully controlled process from start to finish,” states Anthony Schmidt, vice president and general manager for Raven Industries Engineered Films Division. “Additionally, the reclaim line achieves a critical step in implementing actions directly aligned with Raven Industries’ sustainability initiatives, by reducing product waste and municipal landfill consumption.”
Excess polymer materials are generated during the normal production process through line startups and material edge trim processes. Past practices have included transporting this material to external reclaim facilities for reuse and discarding other non-reclaim materials. With this new system, the vast majority of excess material is captured and reclaimed through our facility to increase efficiency, meet environmental initiatives, and add direct value to our overall manufacturing process.
Raven Industries is fully committed to developing innovative materials by designing sustainable and value-added products to meet and exceed the latest industry standards. The Raven development team is readily available to discuss any product opportunities. Please contact us today for more information, or visit the Raven Engineered Films website at www.RavenEFD.com.
About Engineered Films Division
Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division has established a well-known reputation for manufacturing and supplying high performance flexible films and sheeting to major markets throughout the United States and abroad. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and proven product expertise allows them to offer the most innovative and targeted product solutions in the industry. Find out more about Raven Engineered Films at www.ravenefd.com, or visit them on Twitter or Facebook. ISO 9001:2008 Certified Management System.
Raven Engineered Films Division Brands: Marketing products under the Rufco®, DuraSkrim®, VaporBlock®, VaporBlock® Plus™, VaporBlock® G™, Canvex®, FeedFresh™, FeedPro™, FeedPro-G™, VaporSafe®, GrainMax™, SoilSeal™, Absolute Barrier™ brands.
About Raven Industries, Inc
Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Raven’s purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit www.RavenInd.com for more information.
SOURCE: Raven Industries, 25 February 2013