Eicoh Launches Equipment for Regenerating Oil from Waste Plastic

May 21, 2007
Chiho Matsuda, Nikkei Monozukuri
The YUKAKI regenerates oil from waste plastic. This picture shows the continuous-type MS-50, with its melting section attached to an extruder.
The YUKAKI regenerates oil from waste plastic. This picture shows the continuous-type MS-50, with its melting section attached to an extruder.
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Eicoh will launch "YUKAKI," equipment that regenerates oil from waste plastic, on June 1, 2007. By mixing with heavy fuel oil A, this regenerated oil can be used in applications such as fuel for diesel generators.

Polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene that are collected in conformity with the Container and Packaging Recycling Law are used as raw materials. These plastics are crushed into pieces smaller than 15 mm, washed and then dried. The processed plastic is melted by heating, decomposed and then vaporized. By cooling it with water, the vaporized plastic turns into light oil. The use of a high-frequency induction heating method in the heating process results in safer operation in comparison with heating by fire. 100 parts of material will generate oil in a ratio of 70-90 parts, residue of 2-10 parts and waste gas of 8-20 parts.

The batch-type MS-30 and the continuous-type MS-50 can process 30 kg and 50 kg of material per hour respectively and are priced at 28 million yen and 45 million yen.