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Re: "rag rope" waste reduction -Reply -Reply
I was not aware that the baling wire aided in removal of
the "stickies" as they are sometimes called and the folks at
my mill didn't mention that. There was a lot of that junk in
the "rag rope", and a lot of pulp. My question then
becomes this: If the "rag rope" was eliminated, could the
"stickies" still be efficiently removed in the screening
process? I think the answer is "yes" for my folks.
Washing sounds like a good idea if the stickies, which
would also be washed back into the pulper, can be
The mill I work with had a hydraulic "guillotine" and they
did not report problems with it. I also saw no signs that
they were using a torch to cut the "rag rope".
I suggested to my folks that a steel recycler would
probably be able to take the stuff as Rudy mentioned
yesterday. They might not pay for it but that would still
save landfill cost and airspace. I suggested that they
negotiate this with their scrap dealer. I do not know the
final outcome at this writing.
Before moving toward baling the material, the mill should
be sure to determine what form the recyclers want it in.
Some may want it all chopped up in small pieces or some
may want it baled. That same question would have to be
answered if the wire was kept out of the hydropulper from