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  • Axion’s research reveals ‘good’ potential for automatic sorting of waste plastic food contact packaging

    Automatic sorting systems designed to boost the recycled content of plastic food packaging could be available within a few years, claims resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting. Following its technical research undertaken for WRAP, Axion says major breakthroughs in sorting technologies could increase the recycling of an estimated 180,000 tonnes of waste polypropylene (PP) pots, tubs and ...


    By Axion Group

  • Sorting of gift wraps and cardboard boxes

    Short before Christmas, somehow everybody is kind of specialist for paper and packaging material. At home, this theme is finished latest on Christmas Day. In your plant however, you have to cope with this material all the year round, every day. High requirements are put on your work. But there is no need to feel stressed! BRT sorting systems help you to face even the post-Christmas extra quantity ...


  • Cawleys pioneer automated sorting of commercial & industrial waste

    Joint venture company OKLM Recycling Technology Limited was appointed by Cawleys to design, build and install the new multi-million pound sorting facility to process 30 tonnes an hour of C&I waste at their Luton site. Background Cawleys is a family-owned and operated waste management company dedicated to recycling and diverting waste away from landfill. It constructed its first Waste ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Tradeshow novelty: REDWAVE Sorting Machine to detect Flexoprint

    For the first time REDWAVE presented its new sorting machine for the detection and quantitative determination of flexographic printing at Ecomondo. Newspapers that are printed with the flexographic printing method may not reach the deinking process as they have a negative impact on product quality. This is a problem which particularly keeps the Italian and English paper industry busy, as part of ...

  • ‘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, ...


    By Axion Group

  • 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 GmbH.

  • Improved sorting strategies needed in recycled wood waste, say EU researchers

    Waste management has in the past decade become a profitable business opportunity, but existing waste regulations do not provide strong enough incentives for better pollution control. According to new research, regulations designed to encourage high rates of recycling may also lead to increased pollution levels because material is not sorted correctly.  The supply chain in the recycled wood waste ...

  • TOMRA Sorting set to share its expertise at RWM 2013

    TOMRA Sorting will return to the NEC this September to take part in the biggest event in the UK’s recycling calendar, RWM 2013 (10 – 12 September, NEC Birmingham).  TOMRA Sorting will highlight the very latest innovations in sensor-based sorting technology and share industry-leading expertise on commercial and industrial (C&I) waste management. Visitors ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Latest packaging figures confirm effects of recession

    Packaging recovery obligation figures for 2010 have fallen for the second year in a row. According to producer obligation tables published by the Environment Agency earlier this week, total recovery obligations for packaging producers have fallen to 6,719,905 tonnes from 6,842,574 tonnes in 2009 – a decrease of 122,000 tonnes. Scrap-ex commercial director Duncan Frearson said: “I ...

  • TOMRA`s Artificial Intelligence pushes the boundaries of automated sorting and quality control!

    With nearly 85,000 systems installed in eighty countries, the TOMRA Group is the world leader in intelligent sensor systems for waste sorting. TOMRA is also the leader in the French market of automated sorting, with 900 machines in service. And this is not a coincidence. At the origin of the first collector for returnable bottles, and as the inventor of the high-performance near-infrared (NIR) ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Tomra Sorting to Share International Recycling Expertise at Ecowaste 2015

    International recycling specialists TOMRA Sorting will share its world-leading expertise at one of the Middle East’s largest waste management events, EcoWaste (19 - 22 January 2015, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre). TOMRA Sorting experts will be on hand to discuss the latest technological advances that allow the recovery of valuable recyclables from MSW on a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Axion: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

    New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting. While methods to detect different polymer types, such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks, offer exciting potential ...

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches new customer care initiative

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling has launched a new integrated range of support services to deliver enhanced commercial benefits to its customers. Called TOMRA Care, the company now provides a comprehensive package of services. Developed following a strategic review of TOMRA Sorting  existing customer care support services, TOMRA Care has 28 component elements covering the areas process consulting, ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Material sectors criticise Government`s unachievable packaging recycling targets

    Key figures across the recycled plastics, aluminium and wood industries have expressed their concerns over the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs proposed packaging recycling targets for 2020. Some sectors believe the Government’s targets are over-ambitious and need to be revised. They say more infrastructure and work on increasing the recovery rates of materials needs to be put ...

  • 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, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Tomra sorting recycling hosts global conference to share insights into the industry`s future challenges

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling hosted a global conference on October 10th and 11th to share insights from leading experts in recycling and waste management and to demonstrate the company’s breakthroughs in sensor-based sorting machines. With the theme ‘Future Perspectives in Recycling,’ the two-day event in Germany featured a series of presentations and group ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 GmbH.

  • TOMRA Sorting chosen by Monoworld Recycling as technology partner for groundbreaking new plastics recycling facility

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting, has been chosen by Monoworld Recycling Ltd (MRL) as the technology partner for a new £9 million state-of-the-art plastics recycling facility (PRF) in Rushden, Northamptonshire.  Monoworld Rushden is the UK’s first mixed plastics to extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant. The company also operates a film and metal sorting plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • MEPs give first reactions to climate change and energy package

    MEPs broadly supported the wide-ranging and ambitious proposals launched by the Commission to tackle climate saying they represented an economic opportunity for the EU at a special EP plenary session in Brussels. However, some MEPs raised concerns on the initial Commission target for biofuels and expressed fears that jobs may be exported to parts of the world with no binding targets for carbon ...


    By European Parliament

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