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Sukomi Waste Management Lebanon

16 Jun 2009

Form Fill Seal Bagging System for Composted Green Waste

Sukomi are part of the Averda group of companies encompassing the collection, treatment and recycling of municipal solid waste in the Middle East.

Sukomi includes two divisions:- Sukomi Waste Treatment, handling the sorting, composting, recyclable treatment, environmental research and testing, in addition to all industrial maintenance related duties, and Sukomi Landfill Projects, handling the sanitary land filling of all rejects, inert and others.

Sukomi employs state of the art technology in their sorting plants where the waste is divided into three main categories,

1.       Recyclables (PET, HDPE, LDPE, Glass, Aluminum, Wood, Tires, Cardboard, Tin, Paper, ...)
2.       Organic Material (Green waste for composting)
3.       Rejects & Bulky Items (for land filling)

The organic and green waste received from the sorting plants are transported to the Composting Plant to be processed into compost.

Compost is a rich soil nutrient that increases agronomic productivity by improving the quality and quantity of yield through enhancing soil structure.

After being tested for pathogenic bacteria the compost is distributed for free in bulk loads and packed into 80 litre sacks (30 kg bags) on the Webster Griffin bagging equipment.

After being screened the composted green waste is loaded into the bagging system by a front end loader and conveyed to the automatic material dosing unit above the bagging machine, 10-50 litre charges of product are dropped into the high speed FFS (form fill seal) bagging machine.

With FFS the bag making, product dosing, bag filling and bag closing operations are fully automatic and labour free.  Bags are made on the FFS bagging machine from a roll of flat plastic film which is converted into a tube and then filled with compost before being welded closed by a heat seal across the top.

FFS is a well proven, low cost method of packing compost, fertilizer, and chemicals into 10, 25, and 50 Kg bags at high speed.

After filling the bags can be 'flattened' or squeezed between two belt conveyors to remove excess air making a pillow shaped bag with no excess air to provide a solid block which is convenient for palletizing, handling, and transporting. 

For more information please visit our case studies page for Sewage Sludge and Compost