Glass Sorting and Separation Articles

  • Our Objective: Develop a MRF Glass Recovery Plant - Case Study

    To develop a MRF glass recovery plant which improves the quality of MRF glass to a great enough extent that it can re-enter the recycling loop; thus making it clean enough for re-melt. ...


    By Aquavitrum Ltd

  • Naval Reactors Facility - Idaho Falls, ID - Government Buildings - Case Study

    Program Requirement The United States Navy needed a permanent administrative office that was cost-effective, energy efficient and would remain maintenance free for years to come. Design Solution Through an industry leading design/build process, Satellite Shelters created a solution that accommodate the large engineering and administrative staff. Innovative ...


    By Satellite Shelters, Inc.

  • Case study - UUSIOAINES Oy – Finland - Packaging glass recycling plant

    Customer Uusioaines Ltd. has specialized in the recycling of packaging and float glass since 1995 in the Forssa area. Suppliers of packaging glass in Finland are the Finnish National Alcoholic Beverage Retailing Monopoly and other waste management companies. Situation The capacity of the glass recycling plant meets the total demand for the ...

  • Case study - Utility Ltd – Ukraine

    Customer Utility Ltd is the leading glass recycling company in Ukraine, with more than 70% of recycled glass production countrywide. The company is producing high quality glass cullet for its partners in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and Belarus. Requirements The sorting task is to separate three main colors of cullet – flint, green and amber ...

  • New ways for metal recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices

    Obtaining a representative oil sample from a closed loop lubrication system is essential to any good oil analysis program. As oil analysis programs become more standardized for routine monitoring, especially within equipment warranty support programs, equipment makers provide more sampling points on new equipment. These ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Glass crusher for FOOD & BEVERAGES recycling

    Cogelme Glass Crusher in a very efficient manner destroys defected or expired wine, beer and other beverages glass bottles, as well as jars with food inside and helps to obtain pure glass and pure organic materials. Multiple benefits delivered to the food recyclers: The glass containers can be crushed to adjustable sizes, in base of the needs. Cogelme ...


    By Cogelme S.r.l.

  • REDWAVE Metal Days 2015 - Review

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, pro­vided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling in­dustry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. ...

  • Redwave XRF: new sorting possibilities for a multitude of materials

    Austrian sensor-based separation and sorting equipment specialist REDWAVE has introduced a new sorting system - the REDWAVE XRF - which analyses and evaluates materials according to chemical composition. The new RKDWAVK XRF sorting system was initially used in the field of glass sorting, more precisely for the separation of heat-resistant and leaded glass from waste glass collet Soon it became ...

  • PEL Installs BB06 Waste Glass Bottle Crusher in Prestigious Shelbourne Hotel.

    PEL Waste Reduction Equipment installs BB06 glass bottle crusher in the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel on Dublin’s St Stephens Green. The luxurious 5-star Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, part of the Marriot Hotel Group offers 265 rooms including 19 suites, ten meeting rooms, a fitness club and spa. The hotel is located on the north side of St Stephens Green and as with most city ...

  • Recycling Problems in Paradise

    Just a few months ago, Costa Rica landed in the center stage of environmentalism after running on 100 percent renewable energy for the first 75 days of 2015. With an already strong image in the environmentalist movement,this achievement only came to reinforce the country’s relevance in the green arena. Nonetheless, critique ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Success Story Sun Valley Raisins, USA - Case Study

    Sun Valley Raisins has been in the raisin business for seventy years and has grown into one of the largest growers and processors of California raisins. In 2009 the family built a state-of-the-art processing facility, located in the San Joaquin Valley in California, to provide customers with some of the finest raisins available in the world. Sun Valley Raisins processes a wide range of raisin ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Case study - ACTIS - Russia - glass sorting plant

    Customer The headquarters of the company ACTIS, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia. ACTIS emerged as a pioneer n the glass recycling industry 10 years ago. Even then, a new plant with conveyor belts, feed hopper and product bunker, washing ...

  • Case study - Grundon Waste Management Ltd. – England - Single stream waste sorting plant for MRF

    Customer Grundon Waste Management Ltd. is the largest privately owned waste management company in the UK. The company was founded in 1929 and has moved into landfill operation, waste collection, and most recently into harnessing energy from waste. The company offers a wide range of waste collection services spanning mixed recyclables, general (non-recyclable) waste, clinical and hazardous ...

  • Case study - Separation of glass ceramics and leaded glass with X-ray fluorescence technology

    Customer For more than 100 years the German company Reiling has been working in the field of recycling. In its founding year, Reiling began simple commodity trading but developed during the 50's into one of the glass recycling specialists in Germany. The formerly small business, now in its fourth generation, has grown into a substantial group of companies. Nevertheless, Reiling ...

  • Time is of the essence in plastics

    Introduction Determining the moisture content in plastics is an important step in the extrusion and molding process of many industrial resins.  Excessive moisture content can lead to microscopic steam pockets that can blister or weaken the integrity of the molded product.  Plastic pellets in a saturated or ‘wet’ state can also mislead buyers of bulk plastic since ...


    By AMETEK Brookfield

  • Circular economy to be scrapped?

    Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling industry knows for certain in 2015. New rules stipulating the separate collection of paper, plastics, metals and glass for recycling – where technically, ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    The headquarters of the company Actis, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • BT-Wolfgang binder erected new glass powder plant for Geocell for the production of foam glass ballast in upper Austria

    The planning, delivery and installation of the complete machine and electro engineering equipment for the glass powder plant from the company GEOCELL, one of the leading producers of foam glass ballast in Europe, was carried out by the company BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH from Gleisdorf, as general contractor. Initial situation: Before construction of the plant, the glass powder was ...

  • New sorting plant for dry commingled and C&I waste in Nottingham

    The recycling company Wastecycle in Nottingham expects to process in excess of 45,000t / year and are pleased that the implementation of the plant has allowed them the flexibly to achieve positive results from the various waste streams. The management of Wastecycle asked KMH Systems and REDWAVE to assist them in developing together a new plant based on the following objectives: Increase ...

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