Science & technology

Mobile Eddy Current for efficient metal recovery

| More and more recyclers are considering mobile metals separation from their recycle materials. More and more depth is being sought in the recycling of these materials, which is why more and more metals, such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are being separated on location by mobile equipment.

Need for social inclusion in a circular economy

| On 7 November 2019, RREUSE held its 3rd International Conference in Berriozar, focusing on the role of social and solidarity enterprises in the circular economy.

Deep learning for sorting machines

| At Ecomondo Tomra launches Gain, a deep learning-based sorting technology, for advanced accuracy of complex sorting tasks at high throughput rates

New findings for functional barriers in PE flexible films

| RecyClass carried out tests on the compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in polyethlene (PE) film with the recycling process.

BASF and Greentown Labs announce startup finalists in Circularity Challenge

| BASF and Greentown Labs have selected five startups for their Circularity Challenge, a six-month accelerator program designed to advance innovative solutions to enable a circular economy.

Lindner: Update for Micromat Shredder

| At K 2019 the next generation of Lindner’s Micromat has been presented along with an additional model and a new and improved universal cutting system.

Recycling system for film production waste

| The new inhouse recycling system Intarema ZeroWastePro, which Erema presented for the first time at K 2019, is specially designed for PE and PP film production waste processed in inline or offline.

Game-changing developments for plastics recycling in Europe

| “We need to convey the message that recycling is resource-efficient and climate-efficient,” insisted Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, in his presentation to the BIR International Environment Council (IEC) meeting in Budapest on October 14.

New bottle-to-bottle technology by Erema

| According to Erema, the new Vacunite technology offers efficient decontamination, best colour values, top IV stability and low energy consumption.

“Unavoidable” technological advances in plastics recycling

| “The alarm bells are ringing louder and louder” for plastics recyclers amid worrying economic developments and wider uncertainties, warned BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Henk Alssema of Netherlands-based Vita Plastics in his introductory remarks to the body’s latest meeting in Budapest on October 14.

Collation shrink films with recycled polyethylene

| Continuing an ongoing collaboration of almost 20 years, ExxonMobil and Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) will demonstrate a 40-micron, 5-layer polyolefin dedicated (POD) collation shrink film, which includes 30 percent recycled polyethylene (PE) at K2019.

DSM: Bio- and/or recycled-based alternatives for engineering plastics

| Royal DSM has announces at the K-Show that its engineering plastics business will offer a full alternative range of its existing portfolio based on bio- and/or recycled-based materials by 2030.

Erema opens Circonomic Centre

| Plastics recycling, the circular economy and successful examples of closed plastics cycles are the focus of attention at EREMA's Circonomic Centre, which was opened in outdoor area FG 09.1.

Heavy duty sacks made with multi-cycle recycled PE

| ExxonMobil and Reifenhäuser have collaborated to make heavy duty sacks (HDS) using multi-cycle recycledpolyethylene (PE) from prior heavy duty sacks, without compromising performance.