Science & technology


Success with the synthesis of PET oligomers from biorecycled terephthalic acid

| Carbios has announced that it has taken a new step forward with the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.

Eriez Europe releases new corporate video

| Eriez Europe has released a new video showcasing their manufacturing and testing facilities in South Wales, UK.
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) Experience from Bollegraaf at WasteTech

| Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Lubo Systems (also part of the Bollegraaf Group) are participating in WasteTech 2017. Conveying the scale, complexity, innovation and technological detail of Bollegraaf’s exceptional turnkey recycling systems is always a challenge at exhibitions. To resolve this, at WasteTech 2017, the leading global manufacturer will introduce the Bollegraaf VR Experience for the first time.

Energy from eucalyptus

| Pulp and paper mills as well as wood panel producers in Brazil use eucalyptus bark to generate RDF to supply their own energy. To shred the material, they use Lindner’s Urraco 75.

Recycling industry needs to be “on right side” of POPs argument

| Manufacturers should receive no exemptions that allow them to market goods containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) unless they have first made financial provision for end-of-life environmentally sound management (ESM), it is argued in a draft position formulated by BIR and aimed at Parties to the Stockholm Convention on POPs.

Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

| New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting.
sewage sludge

Turning sewage sludge into fuels and hydrogen

| TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass.

Recycling facility installed in Minya Governorate

| Amut Ecotech, Recycling Division of Amut Group, has supplied for Minya Governorate (Egypt) a municipal solid waste recycling facility for the best management of recyclable materials. The plant is planned to go into operation by June 2017.
plastic recycling plants

APK plans to build new plastic recycling plants

| APK plans to set up recycling plants by 2025 together with strategic partners in Europe and South- East Asia in order to strengthen plastics recycling and to reduce global land pollution and marine litter.

CP Group uses virtual reality for MRF simulation

| CP Group, recycling solutions provider and equipment manufacturer based in San Diego, CA, has unveiled the Virtual MRF at Waste Expo in New Orleans.

Assessment and risk management in food contact plastics

| On 20 and 21 April, EuPC, the Trade Association of Plastics Converters in Europe held the Food Contact Plastics Seminar organized together with Polymer Comply Europe.
refuse-derived fuel

More energy from refuse-derived fuel and less downtime

| Metso's two new fine-shredders, M&J FineShred 1550 and M&J FineShred 3550, ensure that waste used in the production of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) has just the right size and shape for maximized energy output.
optical fiber sorting technology

Next-Generation optical fiber sorting technology

| MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing its next generation fiber sorting technology, the Cirrus FiberMax. It delivers ultra-fast belt speeds, intuitive learning software, and a more marketable fiber product

Having non-ferrous metals without having a mine

| A new method of electrowinning leads to much lower rates of impurities in the recycling of non-ferrous metals.