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  • 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 ...

  • Newly-developed Recycling Technology Simultaneously Sorts and Collects Three Types of Plastic

    Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling technology that simultaneously sorts and collects three types of plastic - PP, PS, and ABS - from shredded dust produced at home electronics appliances recycling plants at three times the speed of conventional systems. This technology will help accelerate the use of recycled plastic. Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling ...

  • The most efficient plastic sorting system › Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions

    The Appingedam-based company Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Daly Plastics, located in Zutphen, have completed the installation of the most efficient and professional industrial plastic sorting system in the Netherlands. The two companies pooled their expertise to create an innovative, modular and fully automatic recycling system. The capacity targets set for the system were exceeded by more ...

  • TITECH Technology first choice to sort PET flake at ECO Plastics

    TITECH technology is once again the sorting system of choice for ECO Plastics Ltd. Five TITECH autosort Flake systems will be incorporated into a new facility as part of ECO Plastics’ £15 million expansion to supply the firm’s recently announced joint venture with Coca Cola. ECO Plastics‘ expansion will increase the amount of food grade recycled PET produced at the plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • TOMRA Sorting to showcase virgin and recycled plastics applications at K 2013

    Sensor-based sorting systems pioneer TOMRA Sorting will demonstrate its virgin and recycled plastics, as well as rubber sorting applications, at K 2013 in Düsseldorf. In the spotlight at the leading international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries worldwide will be the new generation BEST Genius™ and TITECH autosort [flake] systems. The event takes place from October ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Innovative sorting of Aluminium and Zorba

    REDWAVE XRF new sorting possibillities for the aluminium recycling industry Introduction There are no limits set to the recycling of metals, they can be reused without limitation and to one hundred percent. Of course, metals have to be separated from non-metal impurities and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be able to use them as secondary ...

  • New Sorting System! First 3-Way Sorting Machine for Fines

    The new developed REDWAVE CXF sorting machines are highly efficient 2-way and 3-way sorting systems. The unique 3-way design offers the same high performance for the first and second eject. This new concept in combination with the new high performance valve and nozzle arrangement allows compact sorting plants with less sorting steps but without losing quality and yield. REDWAVE sorting ...

  • Viridor wins Lincolnshire sorting contract

    Viridor has won a three-year contract with Lincolnshire County Council to transport and sort mixed recyclables in a bid to increase recycling levels. Serving the districts of West Lindsey and City of Lincoln, Viridor will sort and market 19,000 tonnes of material at its materials recycling facility in Crayford, Kent. The contract, running to March 2013, will have a two-year extension option. ...

  • Equal ejections help sort glass

    What is your product? Redwave's three-way sensor-based sorting machine for glass fines from 2mm. How does it work? The Redwave CX is for material 6-50mm and the CXF for fine material 2-12mm, Both machines are equipped with a completely reworked three-way system. By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject ...

  • Innov-X Systems, Inc. and BT-Wolfgang Binder work together to develop automated plastics sorting system

    Innov-X Systems, Inc. and BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH recently announced they are increasing their level of cooperation by further developing their REDWAVE QXR technology; this time for the plastics recycling markets. Earlier this year, Innov-X and BT-Wolfgang Binder entered into an OEM agreement to develop and market a new high volume glass sorting system -- the REDWAVE QXR-G. This system combines ...

  • 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 (TITECH)

  • 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 ...

  • Tomra Sorting Highlights Commercial Opportunities in Polymer Recycling

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling will be exhibiting at Arabplast - the largest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry trade show in MENA region. Experts from TOMRA Sorting Recycling will highlight the very latest innovations in sensor-based sorting technology, with a strong focus on polymer recycling including PET bottle sorting and PET flake sorting at Arabplast (10 - 13 January 2015, Dubai ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Mixed Waste sorting takes off with TITECH

    Following their success at a revolutionary MRF in Cyprus where recyclables were first sorted commercially from black bag waste, TITECH has continued to make strides in mixed waste sensor based sorting technology. Projects have followed in Eastern Europe, the USA, Spain and the UK, in an area that has become the fastest growing sector of the company. As Jonathan Clarke, UK Managing Director, says: ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches revolutionary AUTOSORT FLAKE

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling revealed their new AUTOSORT FLAKE featuring simultaneous triple-sorting capability under www.upgrade-your-flake.com on 7 December 2015. The product launch was originally planned to take place at the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) in Brussels, on 25 & 26 November 2015 and was transformed into a digital campaign ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • 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 (TITECH)

  • 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 ...

  • BEST sorting acquires 100 percent of the shares in BESTTORATEC

    BEST Sorting has acquired 100 % of the shares in the in 2009 established joint venture between BEST NV (Belgium) and Toratec Recycling Solutions (Spain), and is fully motivated to further extend this branch of the company. The separation agreement between Eric Van Looy, Eva-Maria Gerosch and BEST has been signed as per January 1st 2011. BEST now fully owns the business unit, specialising in ...


  • Plastic identification codes for recycling

    All over the world, many types of plastic is commonly used. Plastic has been given a numbering category or identification code for the different types so it can be sorted accordingly. Each type of plastic melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The identification system divides plastic into seven distinct types and uses a number code generally found on the bottom of ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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