IFAT: 50 years of circular solutions

At IFAT, Tomra wants to present its intelligent sorting technology and detail how these, combined with holistic approaches, support closing the loop on further material cycles.
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At IFAT 2022, Tomra Wants to spotlight its 50 years of experience in the recycling industry by presenting its latest technologies for numerous applications and sharing approaches that enable maximum resource recovery.

“Tomea has only recently turned 50, during which we have started to transform the industry, proven how to close the loop on plastics, and continuously developed solutions for a circular treatment of other materials. Therefore, we look forward to being back at IFAT to celebrate our legacy and milestones achieved. With each participation, we’ve brought innovations and new topics, and this year is no exception. We’ll showcase our new Autosort, highlight its complementary products and our new generation X-Tract for metal sorting applications, present intelligent systems for the wood segment, and much more.”, explains Tom Eng, Senior Vice President and Head of Tomra Recycling.

The Autosort combines the most sophisticated technologies in only one machine. With a flexible sensor configuration for a future-proof sorting system, it accurately recovers recyclables from mixed waste streams and helps meet the requirements of a dynamic market landscape. What’s more, the machine is displayed at IFAT, inviting visitors to learn more about its capabilities on-site.

In addition to Autosort, Tomra presents its complementary products namely Autosort Speedair for film and lightweight packaging sorting as well as Autosort Cybot for final automated quality control in polymer applications. The increasingly stringent quality requirements for plastic recyclates and recycled content targets ask for technological advancements and optimized processes. Therefore, Tomra will present its flake sorting units Autosort Flake and Innosort Flake both of which are indispensable systems for flake purification and upgrading plastics.

In metals recycling, the company will stress its recently launched new X-Tract which is equipped with leading-edge technologies enabling a powerful and precise sorting of aluminum, e-scrap, post-shredder materials, and non-ferrous metals. The new unit recovers high-value materials from complex material streams and creates furnace-ready aluminum fractions, giving metal recyclers and smelters a competitive edge for their operations.

In its role as an industry pioneer, Tomra continuously works on innovations to sort materials that have previously been hard or impossible to separate. One of the most recent examples is Gain, its deep-learning-based add-on for Autosort. Unleashing the power of explicitly trained artificial neural networks, Gain enables the separation of processed and non-processed wood as well as the recovery of MDF from processed wood chips, therefore supporting particleboard manufacturers in their quest to increase recycled content in their production processes in a profitable and environmentally friendly way.

As waste and metal recycling enter the digital era with the goal to maximize resource recovery and recycling, digital tools that help optimize plant performance gain increasing importance. At IFAT, TOMRA’s experts will discuss its cloud-based data platform Tomra Insight which captures sorting data and provides near-live reports anywhere and anytime.

Hall B6, booth 339/438


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