Science & technology

CuRe: Creating a fully circular polyester chain

| This week CuRe has been launched by Cumapol, DSM-Niaga and Morssinkhof. The goal is to recycle used polyester waste streams in polyester suitable for high demanding applications like carpets, textile and food packaging.
Gabi Schoenemann,

Valmet delivers two waste-to-energy boilers to China

| Valmet and Urumchi Jinghuan Environmental & Energy have signed a contract regarding a delivery of two boiler plants fired with refuse-derived fuel (RDF) for a greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Urumchi, China. The new waste-to-energy power boiler plant will support the circular economy and supply electricity to the power grid.

Greater efficiency for film recyclers

| In early 2018, Starlinger recycling technology introduced a new size – the recoSTAR dynamic 145 – that is specially designed for a capacity range of ~1,000 kg/h. The first three lines are currently being installed, and the company has already received orders for additional machines of this type.

Andritz to supply complete tire recycling plant to Pyrum Innovations

| Andritz has received an order from Pyrum Innovations AG, Germany, to supply a complete tire recycling plant for their thermolysis facility in Dillingen, Germany.

Strong magnets improve recovery and separation of stainless steels

| The Steinert MSB HG rotary magnetic belt separator is an enhancement of the Steinert MSB for recovering stainless steel content from bulky materials within recycling processes.

Reuse and recycle with rotary screening buckets

| Prodem has launched their new range – the PSB Rotary Screening Buckets to the construction industry.

Kobelco strengthens demolition and vehicle dismantling range

| Following the introduction of the SK210D in 2016 and the recent unveiling of the SK350DLC-10, Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) has announce the launch of the SK140SRD – the manufacturer’s smallest machine designed for the demolition and recycling sector.

Tomra introduces Autosort Color for separating glass from MSW

| According to Tomra, Autosort Color, which works in combination with Autosort Laser, achieves purity rates greater than 95% at high throughput rates, even when input materials are wet, dusty or dirty.

Positive trend for bioplastics industry remains stable

| The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.

Sabic cooperates with Plastic Energy

| Chemical company Sabic and british chemical plastics recycler Plastic energy intend to build a first commercial plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade a valuable feedstock, known as Tacoil, a patented Plastic Energy product, which will be produced from the recycling of low quality, mixed plastic waste otherwise destined for incineration or landfill .

Technological advancements in the waste management sector

| Technology has been rapidly rising throughout the recent years however, for the waste management sector there has been a slow uptake on technology and its potential uses within waste management. This is set to chance in the upcoming future, as leading figures within the industry are developing various technologies, methods and apps to revolutionise the waste management world and welcome it to the digital age.

Zero Waste Europe: Hidden emissions from waste incineration

| Zero Waste Europe released today a new case study on the Reststoffen Energie Centrale (REC) in the Netherlands, revealing how even state of the art incinerators emit dangerous pollutants far beyond EU toxic emissions limits.

19th International Automobile Recycling Congress

| The congress, taking place on March 20 – 22, 2019, in Vienna will bring together all the links in the ELV recycling chain from car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators to policy-makers from all over the world.
Tim Reckmann,

Carbios and Kem One sign Letter of Intent 

| Carbios has announced the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Kem One for an implementation project in the French Chemical Valley of an industrial demonstration plant to secure the value of its technology.