Plasma Technologies News

  • Unique opportunity to own a ready built Plasma Metal Recovery System

    We are offering for sale a previously used Plasma Metal Recovery System (PMRS).  The equipment is specified for the treatment of 5 tonnes per day (1,500 tonnes per annum) of cordierite based autocatalyst but can treat similar catalysts of differing substrate chemistry, to recover the Precious Metals (PMs) including Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) as a collector metal alloy for subsequent final ...

  • PlasmaPro100 Polaris wins industry award!

    Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology received the High Volume Manufacturing Award at the annual CS Industry Awards on 7 March 2017 in Brussels. The award highlights the company’s development of SiC plasma etch processes, delivered through the company’s own PlasmaPro100 Polaris system. “We are very excited to receive this award as it ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • DEFRA U-turn on European Environmental Legislation

    Tetronics International were unfortunately informed that DEFRA Ministers have taken the decision not to remove the derogation that allows Air Pollution Control Residues (APCRs) that are three times above Landfill Directive waste acceptance criteria (3xWAC) to be landfilled. The announcement cited a “lack of alternative disposal solutions” as the primary reason for not phasing out the ...

  • Tetronics’ plasma solutions featured in Manufacturing Today Europe

    Leading online waste journal, Manufacturing Today Europe has recently featured Tetronics International in their latest issue. The feature gives a great overview of our plasma waste management solutions. The article includes insight and behind the scenes information on our resource recovery and hazardous waste treatment ...

  • Launch of gogreengas BioSNG Pilot Plant

    Proven technology has the potential to meet one third of the UK’s domestic heat requirements. Construction has begun on a new green energy plant that will be the world’s first commercially viable facility to convert household waste to a green gas called bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) – which emits 80% less carbon dioxide than the diesel used widely in the UK. The ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Nordson Corporation Acquires ACE Production Technologies, Inc. to Add Selective Soldering Capabilities for Electronics Assembly Customers

    Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has acquired assets of ACE Production Technologies, Inc., a Spokane, Washington based designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems used in a variety of automotive and industrial electronics assembly applications. The transaction is not material to Nordson ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Oxford Instruments develops SiC via etch for RF device manufacture

    As a leading provider of process solutions for a broad range of applications, Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the development and launch of the SiC via plasma etch process using its high performancePlasmaPro100 Polaris etch system. SiC is becoming an increasingly important material, particularly in the arena of high performance GaN RF devices ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Our technology helps convert household waste to methane

    A UK based pilot plant has successfully converted waste collected from homes in Swindon into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The production of methane is an important landmark in the three year project that will demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental benefits of the production of natural gas from waste. The project utilises Tetronics DC plasma arc ...

  • BioSNG Pilot Plant Converts Household Waste to Methane

    Advanced Plasma Power’s UK based pilot plant has successfully converted waste collected from homes in Swindon into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The production of methane is an important landmark in the three year project that will demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental benefits of the production of natural gas from waste. The pilot plant gasified refuse ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • “Let’s talk plasma” with Dr Tim Johnson

    Usually when I attend a conference on behalf of Tetronics I am about the average age of the other delegates. Not this time. Suddenly, I am old enough to be the father of most of the other people here, because this is a university-based conference hosted by the University of Liverpool. Yes, this is the snappily-titled International Workshop on Plasmas for Energy and Environmental Applications, or ...

  • Fly Ash Treatment – Plasma Torches versus Graphite Electrodes

    Background Plasma generating devices have to be designed to tolerate incredibly harsh conditions during operation and in particular very high heat loads and temperatures around the arc. However, when used in the vitrification of highly chlorinated materials the challenge is even greater than in other applications. The combination of high general furnace temperatures, extremely ...

  • 25 Years of Success – Outokumpu Stainless DC Plasma Smelting Facility

    Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works. Between 1982 and 1987, British Steel (Outokumpu today) made extensive investigations into the treatment of steel dust. Their research was far and wide and covered off many various methods of recycling, including alternative to plasma technologies. But, in 1985, they engaged Tetronics International to carry out a ...

  • Latest news on our e-waste project in partnership with Innovate UK

    Tapping into a billion-pound e-waste market Did you know in the last five years alone; 12.5 million computers have been thrown into UK landfill. With over 50 years’ experience in plasma solutions for waste recovery, we think this statistic needed to be changed, and so did Innovate UK. For those that don’t know us, Tetronics International ...

  • Our new metal recovery plant is now officially open in Russia

    After more than 2 years of development, the long awaited EZOCM metal recovery plant has arrived in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this project and of course we hope our Plasma technology will not only deliver financial benefit to the business, but the much needed environmental opportunities in the ...

  • VIDEO: Mining the e-waste mountain & recovering precious metals

    Tetronics’ plasma recovery technology provides a global, yet localised solution for recovering valuable precious metals from the World’s fasted growing waste stream – e Waste. Tetronics are a world leader in providing solutions for electronics recycling. Click ...

  • Macrotek enters commercialization phase for innovative H2S Scrubbing Process

    Air pollution control provider, Macrotek Inc., announced the successful completion of the pilot phase of development for SULFCAT, its new scrubbing process for industrial gases. The company is now prepared to commercialize this innovative technology. Macrotek has completed all rounds of pilot tests toward proving its advanced, regenerative, H2S removal, a ground-breaking suite of technologies ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Regional Experts to Address the Growing Issue of Waste Management

    The development and urbanization of the Middle Eastern countries has not only resulted in an increased economic growth, but also an increased amount of waste generation. Due to this, environmental protection has become an increasingly important item on the social and economic agenda for the Middle East nations. After receiving tremendous response for 6 consecutive years, 7th Annual Waste ...


    By Fleming.

  • APP to speak at World Waste To Energy City Summit, 2016

    Advanced Plasma Power CEO, Rolf Stein will be speaking at the World Waste To Energy City Summit 2016. The event takes place 10th-11th of May at the Grand Tower Bridge in London. The 2016 World Waste to Energy City Summit brings together its best ever faculty of international waste management CEOs, developers, bankers, private equity financiers, technology providers and industrial end ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • New etching process for Magnetic RAM developed by Cornell NanoScale Facility and Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology

    The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF), a leading university research facility located at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT), UK have collaborated to develop a novel etching process targeted specifically at magnetic random-access memory MRAM based device fabrication. These results, obtained at CNF, add a significant contribution to ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • FREE Workshop: ‘2D Materials Processing Technology’ at Manchester University

    Thursday 7th April 2016, University of Manchester On Thursday 7th April 2016, a ‘2D Materials Processing Technology’ workshop will take place at the University of Manchester that will include a wide range of talks presented by the University of Manchester National Graphene Institute, outside guest speakers and Oxford Instruments process and technology ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

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