plastic bottle optical sorting Articles

  • Optical solution - Iowa-based City Carton recycling

    When City Carton Recycling upgraded the sorting equipment at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facility in 2006, one of the considerations included optical sorting equipment. But at that time, making an investment of $300,000 to $500,000 in this kind of equipment was not something Northern Division Manager Chris Ockenfels was ready to entertain. Chris recalls that, at that time, he did not view optical ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Hanbury Plastic Recycling – Stoke on Trent, UK case study

    CUSTOMER HPR Limited creates high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting co-mingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams of high purity since 2011. HPR Limited process 40,000 tonnes/year of mixed kerbside collected plastic material. SITUATION HPR were looking for a solution to sort efficiently ...

  • Redwave - separation of transparent and white HDPE

    REDWAVE - sensor based sorting machines - optimise the separation of recyclable plastic materials: Upon customer request the separation of transparent and white HDPE bottles has been realized for the first time in a sorting plant. It is a challenging task as hardly any difference can be detected in the colour spectrum between transparent and white bottles. In ...

  • MRF design challenges with the city of Lexington

    The city of Lexington, Ky., had outgrown its existing material recovery facility (MRF). The 8-ton-per-hour system required 10- to 12-hour shifts five days per week, says James Carter, MRF supervisor. "Our weekly recycling collections were approaching 500 tons. Overtime became mandatory," he says. Plant Inefficiencies “The tipping floor was becoming quickly unmanageable ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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