can sorting Articles

  • Drums, Tanks and Cans Elimination

    The environmental and legislative context Due to the existing laws about waste, every sort of used industrial packaging has become a real 'ecological problem' for many companies. The legislative decree No. 22 dated February 5th 1997 regulates the handling of waste, dangerous waste, packaging and packing waste by settling precise procedures for their elimination and reutilization. ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Leaking Refrigerators - Sorted

    FridgeFree has been proven to eliminate the problem of leaking refrigerators by eradicating the gel that blocks the drain pipes leading to the floods. The natural solution to refrigerator gel blockages; improving customer experience and revenue protection. Features: Discretely installed on the affected drain line Disrupts the resident bacteria from producing the ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • A world first for plastic sorting thanks to TOMRA Sorting UK

    Overview In late 2010, ECO Plastics issued TOMRA Sorting UK (TOMRA) with one of the most demanding sorting challenges it had ever encountered. In order to supply a large independent bottler with recycled plastic for all its plastic packaging in the UK, ECO Plastics needed to provide a consistent supply of super-clean recycled PET (rPET) flakes to a level that had never been achieved before. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • EPS Food Containers Can be Recycled

    EPS food containers can be recycled. In our daily life, we can see vast majority of EPS food-service products are used in commercial districts. However, there is no collection of EPS for recycling, as EPS food containers are typically not “clean” enough to be recycled. Plus, the high costs of collecting, sorting, and transporting this big volume EPS make the ...

  • PET sorting plant in Korea

    Even though Korea’s recycling industry is in its infancy, there are companies willing to make a strong investment in its future. Analysis “When we were planning to build a new PET sorting plant”, explains Jae-beom Jeon, Deputy Managing Director of Daesung Group, “our biggest concern was manual sorters.” Korean hand pickers are not only expensive to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Tungsten Sorting - Case Study

    Increased production benefits of waste rock reduction with sensor-based sorting at WOLFRAM Bergbau AG, Austria. Tungsten plays a large and indispensable role in modern high-tech industry. Up to 500,000 tons of raw tungsten ore are mined each year by Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten AG (WHB) in Felbertal, Austria, which is ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Nemetz – Plastics Sorting - Case Study

    Customer Over the course of the past 100 years, Nemetz Entsorgung und Transport AG has developed from a small transport company using horse-drawn carriages to an innovative waste disposal company. Its first sorting line was opened some 30 years ago in a 1,400-m² hall in Leopoldsdorf. Four years later, the second sorting line for the sorting of plastic foils was put into service. ...

  • Industrial policy and biotechnology - can intellectual property protection systems catch up?

    Inventions of a sort never envisioned by the framers of the patent statute have arisen from the modern science of biotechnology. Such inventions are often laden with ethical and economic issues that are new. This paper explores the trends in patent protection inspired by such inventions and the implications of these trends.Keywords: biotechnology, patents, EST, distributional ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can today’s unrecyclables become tomorrow’s resources?

    Labelling some plastic waste products as ‘unrecyclable’ and consigning them to landfill or energy-from-waste plants risks losing the opportunities to recover these raw materials in the future, warns a leading UK-based plastics recycler. Axion Polymers suggests that while some plastic might be considered ‘unrecyclable’ today, given the rate of progress in resource recovery ...


    By Axion Group

  • Case study - ACTIS - Russia - glass sorting plant

    Customer The headquarters of the company ACTIS, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia. ACTIS emerged as a pioneer n the glass recycling industry 10 years ago. Even then, a new plant with conveyor belts, feed hopper and product bunker, washing ...

  • What can other emerging markets learn from Peru’s embracement of recycling?

    Increased awareness of recycling in emerging markets can have a significant effect on adoption, as Peru’s efforts illustrate. The increase in the prevalence of recycling initiatives around the globe over the past 100 years has been exponential and is now firmly on government and social agendas in several countries. However, while initiatives and cultural thinking has been ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Redwave XRF: new sorting possibilities for a multitude of materials

    Austrian sensor-based separation and sorting equipment specialist REDWAVE has introduced a new sorting system - the REDWAVE XRF - which analyses and evaluates materials according to chemical composition. The new RKDWAVK XRF sorting system was initially used in the field of glass sorting, more precisely for the separation of heat-resistant and leaded glass from waste glass collet Soon it became ...

  • Case study on quartz sorting with laser - Case Study

    Top quality quartz for silica production is gained by means of laser sorting. This process requires coarse grained quartz (SiO2) that is reduced to silicon (Si) in melting furnaces. Apart from a grain size of 20–120 mm, that quartz must have a low content of iron, aluminum and titanium.   After extensive tests in the test centre specialized to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Case study - Feichtinger KG – Austria - Quartz Sorting

    Customer Feichtinger KG is a private company from Esternberg (Upper Austria) and provides approximately 30,000 tonnes of quartz per year to the RW silicium GmbH Company. The company has been active in the mining of quartz since 1972 and currently employs 18 staff. In addition, Feichtinger KG is also involved in riding arena construction (www reitplatzbau.at). ...

  • Pigeon control, you can`t just wing it

    When it comes to pigeons and the problems they’ve caused, we should probably begin with a big mea culpa—pigeons were the first bird species domesticated by man over 5,000 years ago. They were raised by the millions across medieval France and England. Eagerly fed by kings and paupers, the lucky pigeons became messengers, the not so fortunate, meals. Eventually, they grew in mass numbers, feeding ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Can Your Brand Cope With Cultural Chaos?

    Culture for people is a bit like water for fish. Most of us don’t know we have one, although we plainly see cultural biases in those outside our group–biases that stop them from seeing the world as it really is. Our culture is key to our identity. The group we belong to influences what we perceive as cool or nerdy, de rigueur or verboten. Our brand preferences are very much connected ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sustainability and productivity – how can businesses successfully achieve both?

    Every business is aware of the challenges associated with helping to increase productivity without the move having a detrimental impact on other areas of the business. If processes can be streamlined and output increased, most businesses would grab the opportunity to do so, but this may also come at the expense of other things outside of the organization’s specific business model and areas ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • What lessons can be learnt from studying a Roman hydraulic structure in a little village in Southern Italy?

    The aim of this paper is to study a Roman hydraulic structure in a little village in Southern Italy in order to learn some lessons from the past and identify potential ideas for implementation. Despite increasing global urbanization a significant percentage of people inhabiting inland areas need critical infrastructure service including water supply systems. The fountain system under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Redwave XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative free-fall design

    Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be rcmcltcd as scrap indefinitely. Mclals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it comes to aluminium a lot of energy can be saved when remclting aluminium scrap. By ...

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