What happens after the fishing nets have been shredded by the Micromat 1500?
Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth: The nets and ropes are subsequently cleaned and finely granulated. The extrusion and injection molding of new products also takes place on site at the Comberplast facility.
What are the challenges of this process or the project in general?
Scheiflinger-Ehrenwerth: The abrasive material is the biggest challenge – the contamination with sand, sea salt, mussels, dirt, and organic matter places heavy demands on the shredder. The nets and ropes were originally developed not to break or tear, which makes the shredding process extremely difficult. Material processing must also be economically viable even in large quantities, making reliability, durability, and maintainability key aspects.