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Prysm has paid organiser Ascential an undisclosed sum for the show in a deal signed shortly before the new year. Plans have already been announced to switch the UK’s long-established and...
With their combined expertise, innovative products and advanced technologies, Maag and Ettlinger plan to 'leverage the polymer, compounding and recycling industry', it is stated. 'Ettlinger will...
SKM is building three new plants, which are expected to be operational in the first quarter of this year, will process more than 350 000 tonnes of single-stream post-consumer material annually. The...
‘Changing the name is a logical step,’ comments STEINERT’S technical managing director Dr Uwe Habich. ‘Sensor sorting machines account for an increasing share of our business...
The new artificial intelligence sorter will be operational in the first quarter of the new year, at which point it will average 65 picks per minute. To date, three BHS units have been successfully...
The teams will be able to pitch their ideas online before a deadline of January 15 next year, with Euro 50 000 in awards available to each of the 26 selected projects. WEAR Sustain will organise...
ELG has been named technical supplier to the America's Cup racing team and will process all carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use parts – such as boat hulls and foils – to...
The scheme was initiated by PlasticsEurope and is aimed at achieving food-grade recycled polystyrene. 'Proactively advancing polystyrene recycling solutions is a critical task that Trinseo fully...
The new materials recycling facility has the capacity to process around 140 000 tons of recyclables per year, handling approximately 40 tons per hour. The site is operated by FCC Environmental...
The new recycling facility will open its doors in the city of Duiven by mid-2018 and is being partly funded by the Dutch Waste Packaging Fund. This development is very promising, according to Cees de...
At the meeting, delegates witnessed the unveiling of a website - www.globalrecyclingday.com - dedicated to next year’s first-ever Global Recycling Day. With this launch and that of the Global...
A total of 96.1 million motor vehicles were produced globally last year – of which almost 78 million represented passenger cars. Growth was up 14% in China, 2.8% in Europe and 1.6% in North...
Africa's first recycling plant for the conversion of discarded plastics into commercial synthetic fuel oil is no longer a dream, according to Kenya-based entrepreneur Rajesh Kent. His company...
The number 'essentially has remained constant since 2014' when the publication last printed its roll-call of shredder operations, notes publisher Kent Kiser. Of the 359 units, 316 can be found in the...
In 2015, Relectrify developed an innovative control technology that reduces the cost of repurposing electric vehicle batteries while boosting performance and lifespan. The start-up combines both...
Upwards of 50 000 tons of tyres are discarded in Finland annually, according to the country’s compliance scheme Finnish Tyre Recycling – which represents 280 tyre producers and 2900...
‘India generates 1500 tonnes of plastic waste every day and we just throw it away,’ comments S K Dhawan, who oversaw the project. Around 600 plastic bags are used to create one tile,...
The improvements are expected to ‘increase the use of recycled material and reduce costs associated with purchasing polypropylene plastics’, says the company.  A large portion of the...
‘As a bag sorting application, a ZRR3 recovers up to 18 fractions in one spot in a single pass no matter how crowded the belt is, using three successive arms,’ ZenRobotics reports. The...
NASA says its 2018 project is the first one to combine recycling and 3D printing into one single device. The Refabricator is roughly the size of a mini refrigerator. It will process one type of...
Designed by AMP Robotics, the AMP Cortex robot sorts and picks cartons from the recycling stream for use in an array of products such as tissues, paper towels and other paper materials, as well as...
AMI has yet to select a location for the plant, but indicates it will be situated near a manufacturing hub of electronic vehicle batteries. The US company also intends to recycle other valuable...
Pyrowave is proposing the first commercial modular technology consisting of small machines using a patented catalytic microwave depolymerisation technique to ‘deconstruct’ the plastic...
The consortium uses a cryo-mill to pulverise electronic waste - primarily the computer chips and polymers that make up printed circuit boards - into particles so small that they do not contaminate...
The signing ceremony has taken place at a meeting in Berlin between Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s prime minister Li Keqiang. The 3.3-square-kilometre Deyang Resource...
Amidst the many shredder and baler manufacturers, the French company Minet Lacing Technology (MLT) stood out with its various patented conveyor belt solutions. ‘Recyclers have to process a lot...
In a career already spanning more than a decade, Mia Mantsinen has been company cfo, followed by sales and marketing director and most recently vice president of its material handling machinery...
The new recruit will be responsible for ‘researching the need for specialized machinery and gaining insight from customers and attachment manufacturers to develop machine enhancements’,...
People would need 'thousands of tons' of concrete to survive on other planets like the moon or Mars because of they are frequently bombarded with lethal radiation and small meteorites that could...
Around 75% of Armacell’s PET foam is used as the core for the blades, with some 50 000 PET bottles converted to form the core of a single wind turbine. Armacell estimates that its ArmaForm PET...

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