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  • New plastics separation technology increases recovery rates for acoustics material manufacturer

    A manufacturer of acoustics material, such as that found in car boots and bonnets, is recovering more waste material for re-use in new products by using new plastics separation technology. Axion engineering, a division of Axion Consulting, has helped design and install an air-flow separator for Niko Coatings, a manufacturer of acoustic insulation and carpet backing materials. The innovative ...

  • Metals separation experience

    Various cases solutions of metals separation from electronic scrap, plastic, rubber, urban waste and any other material you will find at Enstorga-Enteco exhibition in October 2009. Italian metal separators producer and skilled specialist - COGELME S.A.S brings extensive metals sorting and recycling experience for individual cases discussions, exchange of information and just for meeting or ...

  • Plastics Recyclers Europe Developing Guidelines for Recycling Pet Plastic Trays

    Guidelines are to be developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) with the aim of making it easier to recycle PET plastic trays. While the use of PET trays has grown to 700,000 tonnes per year in the EU, PRE states that “none of the current recycling streams want to have PET trays in their incoming waste”. This is because the trays have a different composition to bottles and so are ...


  • Plastic garbage: from waste to resource

    Only 25% of plastic waste is currently recycled in the EU. This is quite alarming considering the dangerous consequences it has on the environment and human health. However, Vittorio Prodi, an Italian member of the S&D group, believes plastic waste can also have an economic value. We talked to him about the resolution on plastic waste he guided through Parliament. Even without ...


    By European Parliament

  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Mobile non-ferrous metals separator

    Mobile metals separatorFor non-ferrous metals separation from plastic: a simple system, but might catalyze plastic recycling market.This year Cogelme - manufacturer of metals separators from North of Italy - combined Eddy Current Separator with a Worm Screw to a small, comfortable system, capable to separate non-ferrous metals from grinded plastic and download directly into big bags. Main ...

  • Airlift Separator Featured in WHEN Magazine

    Ned Foley of Royersford, Pennsylvania (USA) said that one of the things that has helped his business to grow is his use of an Airlift Separator. “With the amount of plastics that there are in food and wood waste, I couldn’t do what I do without this piece of equipment,” he said. “Even though we work diligently to train the folks that bring us yard waste and food ...

  • Oil/Water separators without competition

    Mercer International offers above ground separators that supply both high efficiency and low maintenance--plus the versatility to field customize to suit your particular application. Our extraordinary design achieves extraordinary results. The Compliance Master design features the unique Multi-Pack coalescer that allows field adjustment to obtain the highest possible efficiency with the lowest ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • The new Sweco Multi-Motion separator

    Sweco has developed a new rectangular separator that can adapt as solids characteristics change. Combining the patented elliptical motion with linear motion technology, Sweco has created the Multi-Motion (MM) Rectangular Separator, a revolutionary separator that delivers the benefits of two distinct motions. The groundbreaking design of the MM allows operators to use linear motion where heavy, ...


  • 2 workers suffer amputations in separate incidents, less than 2 weeks apart, due to Oakwood, Georgia, plastic manufacturer`s safety failures

    In separate incidents less than two weeks apart, two employees sustained disabling injuries at Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood. Both workers had their middle and ring fingers amputated as they removed material jammed in shearing machines that cut plastic. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the plastics manufacturer on Aug. 27, 2015 for ...

  • Non-ferrous separator for recycled wood

    The recently initiated project cooperation between Goudsmit Magnetic Systems B.V. in Waalre and Van Bemmel Machine Import B.V. in IJsselstein with Hector van Moer in Melsele/Beveren in Belgium, ensures that all non-ferrous metals located in the wood chips are completely removed from the processed B-wood fraction. It involves mainly shredded aluminium components but also non-ferrous metals such as ...

  • Non-ferrous metals separator by Cogelme

    Functioning of Eddy Current separator for non-ferrous metals separation is based on physics low, thus has a clear, understandable and proved operation.Cogelme is one of Italian most skilful manufacturers of this technology. Company was founded and guided by important technology specialists. Which with physics and engineering science created a perfect force fields on eddy current separator to ...

  • Maximal exploitation of Eddy Current Separator

    It separates non-ferrous metals from various type of recyclable material, but separation purity depends first of all on machine’s magnetic power, which is transformed to eddy current. Higher magnetic power - higher separation purity. Not all Eddy Current Separators have the same separation results as various manufacturers achieves different magnetic power with their engineering solutions. ...

  • Custom Oil/Water/Solids Separators

    Compromise has marked the ordinary designs in the Oil/Water Separator space in the last decade. Mercer offers custom-designed separators for your application; we offer a wide variety of tank materials of construction as well as coating options. Mercer International delivers both HIGH EFFICIENCY and LOW MAINTENANCE. They ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Sorting plastics: a new device for the recycling industry

    There is a clear need to increase the amount of plastic that is recycled to conserve and recover resources and energy and to relieve pressure on landfill sites. However, recycling plastic waste is problematic as there are many types of plastics: each type has different physical and chemical properties. A recent study has assessed the effectiveness of a new separating technology which sorts ...

  • New route to reclaiming plastics from ASR

    Researchers have found a new way of separating the different types of shredded plastic parts from end-of-life-vehicles (ELVs). In co-operation with Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota and German waste technology specialist Sicon, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany, has developed the so-called CreaSolv process. When compressed into granulate, ...


    By Recycling International

  • Complete 2-stage plastic recycling system available

    A complete 2 stage shredding and granulating system that was built in 2006 and was only run for 3000 hours has come up for sale and we are ready to disassemble and deliver anywhere in the US. The system includes: - Infeed conveyor for shredder- Single shaft shredder, WEIMA Model WLK-15- Shredder discharge and granulator infeed conveyor- Metal detection and separation equipment- Granulator, MPG ...


    By eFACTOR3 LLC

  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • New Plastic PMD System at IMOG, Belgium

    IMOG is an intermunicipal public sanitary authority in South West Flanders. IMOG ensures the integrated waste management for 11 municipalities with well over 230,000 inhabitants. At IMOG’s PMD sorting facility more than 4,000 tonnes/year of separately collected mixed light packaging material (PMD) and PP material are processed. Situation: ...

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