IARC: Driving for innovation

| The 15th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2015 organised by ICM AG will be held from March 25 – 27, 2015 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

Chinese steel imports confuse buyers in Europe

| Steel supplied on the EU market by European steel producers complies with the European regulations and standards. This is not guaranteed in the case of Chinese steel imported in the EU, notably imports of wire rod, rebar and bar, as well as hot-rolled coil and heavy plate. "Steel made in Europe means reliability in trade, stability of properties during processing and safety in the use of the material", Eurofer Director Axel Eggert says.

Umicore acquires full ownership of Todini

| Umicore announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Todini family to purchase its 52% stake in Todini and Co, thereby bringing Umicore's ownership to 100%.

N+P gains SRF deal

| N+P announced the signing of a 5 year contract for the supply of Solid recovered fuels (SRF)into a number of cement plants belonging to the Portuguese cement companies Secil and Cimpor.

World Plastics Council elects Mosaed Al Ohali as chairman

| The first General Assembly of the World Plastics Council (WPC) was held to define key areas the Council will address. During the assembly, Mosaed Al Ohali, current Executive Vice President Polymers of Sabic, was elected as the new Chairman of WPC.

Circular economy package for more quality plastics recycling in Europe

| Quality recycling and sorting have been the focal point of the Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE) Annual Meeting 2014 which took place on the 20th and 21st of November in Brussels.

World crude steel production is solid

| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2014, the same compared to October 2013.

Renewed robotic waste sorting system announced

| ZenRobotics has introduced the next model of ZenRobotics Recycler, a waste sorting system which reclaims raw materials from waste using robots.

Clothing colors from agriculture waste products

| Archroma, a color and specialty chemicals company, announces a new range of "biosynthetic" dyes for cotton and cellulose-based fabrics. "Earthcolors" are derived from almond shells, saw palmetto, rosemary leaves, and other agriculture waste products.

Vision Techniques secure £1 million Veolia cyclist safety investment

| Veolia is investing £1m to improve cyclist safety using Vision Techniques ‘TurnAlarm’ systems across its refuse management fleet which is one of the largest in the UK.

Upward tendencies for Alba

| In the third quarter of 2014 the company achieved higher earnings despite of lower revenues compared to last year.

New tracked mobile cone crusher from Terex Finlay

| According to the company, the mid-range C-1545 offers operators a high capacity and aggressive cone crusher for the surface ore mining and aggregate industries.

Novelis increases net income in second quarter

| Shipment growth combined with higher aluminum prices drove a 17% increase in net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 to $2.8 billion as compared to $2.4 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

Andritz announces solid business development for third quarter

| Andritz expects a slight rise in sales in the 2014 business year compared to the previous year. A significant improvement is expected in the net income compared to the low level of 2013.

Automatic battery sorting system for WasteCare

| WasteCare, the co-owner of BatteryBack which is UK’s largest compliance scheme for household batteries is partnering with Refind Technologies to install an automatic system for sorting of waste batteries. The system will allow WasteCare to sort more than 3,000 tonnes of batteries per year of which 2,400 are sorted automatically.