flexible packaging recyclability News

  • Pioneering project aims to recycle more flexible packaging

    Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging and diverting more of it from landfill. The two-year REFLEX project, funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, aims to create a circular economy for flexible packaging – from confectionery wrappers to ...

  • ‘Significant’ progress in REFLEX flexible packaging recyclability project

    Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative R&D project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX project; Amcor Ltd, Dow Chemical Company Ltd, ...

  • Pioneering Project Aims to Recycle More Flexible Packaging

    TOMRA Sorting Ltd is part of the REFLEX project, which aims to create a circular economy for flexible packaging by involving the whole supply chain, from polymer production and packaging manufacture to waste management and recycling. Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • REFLEX project helps drive development of recycling options for flexible packaging

    The results of significant research to enable further developments towards establishing recycling options for flexible plastic packaging delivered by the two-year REFLEX R&D project were unveiled at the K Show in October 2016. The project is a collaboration of the whole value chain, from polymer production, packaging manufacturers, ...

  • New Luton plant for laminate packaging recycling

    Waste firms or producers looking to recycle their laminate packaging waste such as drink cartons, toothpaste tubes and coffee sachets can now test this at a new engineering facility in Luton. Privately funded environmental technology solutions firm Enval has opened the new pilot plant in the town. The company, originally a spin-out from the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of ...

  • Recycling waste packages in Japan. Construction waste recovery - Mariusz Grabda

    Dr. Eng. Mariusz Grabda is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environmental Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, and currently a post-doc fellow in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University in Japan. His primary research concerned on utilization of geothermal heat and natural utilization of sewage sludge. In recent years, his ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling will feature AUTOSORT FLAKE’s enhanced flexibility at K-Show 2016

    TOMRA Sorting is ready to attend K 2016: The World’s No. I Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber! where it will demonstrate the AUTOSORT FLAKE’s newly enhanced next-generation sensor technology. Attended by the world’s broadest spectrum of international trade visitors and decision-makers, this major exhibition is one of the industry’s largest events and takes place in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Rio Tinto to sell American division of packaging firm

    Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its Alcan Packaging Food Americas division to flexible packaging company Bemis for $1.2 billion. The completion of the sale, of which $200 million may be in the form of shares in the Bemis Company, remains subject to closing conditions. Rio Tinto chief financial officer Guy Elliott said: “The ...

  • Single-Trip Bulk Bag Unloader with Flexible Screw Conveyor

    A new Single-Trip Bulk Bag Unloader from Flexicon allows rapid, low cost discharging in low headroom areas, and conveying of the material at any angle to downstream processing, storage or packaging equipment. The unloader relies on the user's forklift or plant hoist to lower single-use bulk bags onto a four-bladed bag piercing knife that cuts the ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Eldan Recycling deliver cable recycling plant to Mexico

    Eldan Recycling A/S, Faaborg has sold a complete cable granulation and separation plant to Viakon Conductores Monterrey, Mexico. The system will turn mixed cables and wire into pure copper and plastic at approx. 1000 kg per production hour. Viakon Conductores Monterrey is the largest producer of electrical cables in Mexico. The company acquired their first Eldan cable recycling system 1984. After ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • UNTHA’s turnkey package supports Avanti’s expansion into Waste to Energy market

    Avanti Environmental is no stranger to the recycling and waste management sector. The business has been trading for more than 20 years, operating mainly in the North West but with facilities from as northerly as Scotland, down to the South West of England. However, as is often the case with progressive companies in the evolving resource sector, the team couldn’t suppress a hunger to do ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Bemis, DDL, Earth911 and Heinz Join the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN)

    The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) announced that four additional companies in the packaging value chain have joined the organization as Voting Members: Bemis ...

  • Tekeli Metals chooses Eldan Recycling

    The manufacturer of recycling equipment Eldan Recycling A/S has sold a complete cable granulation and separation plant to Tekeli Metals in Turkey. The plant is customized designed for processing all types of dry cables e.g. hair-wire, harness wire, communication wire and copper wire in all sizes. The processing capacity will be up to approx. 2.000 kg per production hour. “We are very proud ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • VACUREMA – THE PET recycling technology of the future

    A unique process has become the world's most successful PET recycling technology within only a short space of time: the patented VACUREMA technology from Austria's plant engineering specialists EREMA. Since it was launched, the patented VACUREMA process has become established as the global standard in processing not only post-consumer PET bottle flakes but also in-house PET waste. Over 140 ...

  • Chinese interest in Eldan Recycling machinery

    In March Eldan Recycling had the great honor of receiving a delegation from the Chinese company CEEDI Group. This more than 1000 man power strong company is an integrated service supplier of project consulting, engineering design, construction management and EPC contracting for domestic and overseas construction projects. CEEDI Group is planning to implement advanced recycling technology in China ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Four PET recycling lines for Brazil

    With its unique MRS Recycling Technology for PET bottle flakes, Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, is very successful in the production of sheet, film, tapes, fibres and new bottle pellets on the whole world market. The decisive argument for many processors in favour of a Gneuss solution is the unrestricted FDA approval for the materials produced with this process. This is ...

  • Enval demonstrates aluminium recovery technology in recycling trials

    Enval's pioneering technology will provide the recycling solution for a project to assess the feasibility of including flexible laminate packaging, such as food and drink pouches, pet food pouches and toothpaste tubes, in existing household recycling schemes. The project is being conducted in partnership with Anthesis LRS, SUEZ environnement, Nestlé UK & Ireland, Coca-Cola Enterprises. ...


    By Enval Limited

  • British plastics recyclers lead the way at IdentiPlast 2013

    A clothing-store mannequin and an award-winning recyclables bin, both made from UK-sourced household plastic packaging waste, served to highlight progress made by British firms in recycling challenging materials at an international conference on plastic waste recovery. Containing 50% recycled post-consumer flexible films, the plastic male torso was produced ...

  • Bromsgrove banks more with Smurfit Kappa Recycling

    Bromsgrove District Council has teamed up with Smurfit Kappa Recycling to introduce five further cardboard and paper banks at sites across the District, making the reprocessor the sole provider of paper banks in Bromsgrove. Smurfit Kappa Recycling has been providing the Council with recycling solutions for more than a decade and the recent expansion of facilities is expected to result in tonnages ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • Gamma Meccanica bullish on US recycling equipment market

    Gamma Meccanica North America plans to add a dedicated lab line to do test work for plastic recyclers in the U.S., by the end of the year, and its future plans including manufacturing pelletizers and control panels in the U.S. “We had a record year last year and we are exceeding our sales targets this year for recycling equipment," said Heath Sellers, president and general manager of both ...

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