plastic sorting technology Articles

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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.

  • Plastic bottle sorting/processing at Hemswell in Lincolnshire, UK

    AWS Eco Plastics Limited is a specialist reprocessing company serving customers in the UK and Ireland. In 2006, reacting to sutained growth, AWS opened the UK's largest and most technically advanced plastic bottle sorting/processing plant, located at Hemswell in Lincolnshire. TITECHnolgy was the basis for most of the automated sorting equipment used at the Hemswell site. An expansion took place ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • Sorting of PET flake by material & color simultaneously at ECO Plastics, UK case study

    In late 2010, ECO Plastics issued TOMRA Sorting UK with one of the most demanding sorting challenges it had ever encountered. In order to supply a large independent bottler with recycled ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Sorting plants for industrial waste, location: south of Germany

    Task Separation and sorting of industrial and building site waste as well as bulky refuses. Potential recyclables such as wood, paper, plastics, metals and aluminium shall no longer be sent to garbage incineration, but can be recycled after the sorting into different material fractions. Solution Conception and realisation of a complete  industrial waste ...


  • Case study - Papyrus Austria paper sorting

    Customer For 30 years, Papyrus Altpapier Service has been active in the disposal and secondary raw material industry in Austria. The Papyrus Group has 180 employees at 5 locations. Request Conversion and automation of an existing manual sorting system, combined with a throughput increase of 12 tonnes per hour, as well as compliance with the purity ...

  • In the Works: Magnetic Plastics

    (from Recycling Today Magazine) Harnessing the power of magnetic currents has long been an effective way to separate and recover scrap metals. Now, researchers are looking at ways to use this same power to improve scrap plastic sorting methods. Scrap plastic comes in the form of production or processing scrap and from post-consumer streams. Production scrap can often be components or ...

  • Blazing the plastics recycling trail

    In the past year, MBA Polymers has opened two facilities showcasing its high-tech recycling process for plastics from end-of-life durable goods. Those plants, in China and Austria, are just the beginning for this plastics recycling pioneer; over the next two years, the company is hoping to announce at least one additional facility in Europe as well as the development of another operation in Asia. ...


    By Recycling International

  • Plastic Recycling Process

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Recycling of Pre-consumer Plastic Film

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    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Griñó group packaging sorting plant in Lleida, Spain case study

    Leading-edge technology at the Griñó group packaging sorting plant in Lleida, Spain Griñó Ecologic has installed three TITECH autosort 4 sensor-based sorters at its packaging sorting plant in Montoliu de Lleida.The latest-generation equipment at the Montoliu plant is more compact, reliable, power-efficient and accurate. Overview ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • High-quality plastics from waste electrical equipment

    All over Europe, electrical and electronic scrap is the waste stream showing the highest growth rates. Since electronic equipment contains the most varied kinds of materials, the recycling of such waste involves high demands with respect to separation and sorting processes. The German plant manufacturer MeWa builds state-of-the-art recycling plants for large international waste management ...


    By Sesotec GmbH

  • Is green energy our new plastics industry?

    If The Graduate were written today, Mr. McGuire’s career tip to Benjamin probably would have been “green,” rather than “plastics.” But it’s likely Benjamin would have responded in the same quizzical way: “Just how do you mean that, sir?” It was difficult to envision the vast number of new products, businesses and careers that would emerge from the plastics industry following World War II. The ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Domestic mixed plastics packaging: waste management options

    Mixed plastics is a term that covers all non-bottle plastic packaging sourced from the domestic waste stream and includes rigid and flexible plastic items of various polymer types and colours that are typically found in the household waste bin. It excludes plastic bottles and non-packaging items. There is approximately 1 million tonnes of domestic mixed plastics packaging waste arising in the UK ...

  • Curbside vs. return-to-retail for plastic bags

    Some materials are a natural fit for Ontario's blue box system, with its ever-increasing mechanization, and some are not. A study of plastic film recycling in Ontario has placed that particular material in the latter category and has concluded that promoting in-store programs can lead to higher recovery, better material quality and lower costs. The Plastic Film Collection and Processing Study was ...

  • New research may solve the problem of plastic wastes

    GLOBE-Net, May 8, 2013* - Plastic - it is an indispensable part of our everyday lives and an almost indestructible part of the garbage that daily ends up in our landfills, incinerators, junk yards, in our rivers or oceans, or in the bellies of fish or animals that form part of our food chain.  Every year, over 260 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally. That is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Case study - Altpapier Sortierung Dachau Gmbh – Germany - Sensor based optical sorting for paper de-inking

    Customer ASD - Altpapier Sortierung Dachau GmbH - are specialists in recycling of waste paper. The company produces high quality paper grades for their industry partners. Requirements The requirements are maximised gain output with the highest purities of 97% of sorted paper grades from waste paper with less than 8% de-inking loss overall. ...

  • Identification of near infrared (NIR) optical sorting good practice in the UK and mainland Europe case study

    Challenge: Previous studies have shown that standards of quality and yield achieved by NIR optical sorting facilities, such as Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), vary enormously across Europe To study and share examples of good practice in order to improve recovery rates and quality of materials from NIR sorting facilities Axion ...

  • Case study - Grundon Waste Management Ltd. – England - Single stream waste sorting plant for MRF

    Customer Grundon Waste Management Ltd. is the largest privately owned waste management company in the UK. The company was founded in 1929 and has moved into landfill operation, waste collection, and most recently into harnessing energy from waste. The company offers a wide range of waste collection services spanning mixed recyclables, general (non-recyclable) waste, clinical and hazardous ...

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