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Perfect allies for a more sustainable PVC supply chain

PVC represents a first choice material, promoting transition to a circular economy. In fact, PVC can be recycled even more than height times thanks to its polymeric structure, while maintaining the same performance levels. In that sense, granulation is one of the best processes to transform end-of-life PVC products or residues resulting from...

Compact, yet innovative and high-performance screen changer

The BDOx3 BF 140 self-cleaning screen changer by BD Plast has been operating successfully for some months at Mepol, a company based in Riese Pio X (near Treviso) producer of certified thermoplastic and eco-sustainable compounds since 1996. Mepol relies on its production capacity, competence and know-how to provide...

Amut makes an encore with the British Biffa

Subsequent to the project accomplished by Biffa and Amut for the Seaham (United Kingdom) state-of-the-art recycling facility, one of the most modern and technically advanced in the world, the two partners join forces again for Biffa new investment in its facility in Washington, Sunderland (United Kingdom)...

CMG launches a new e-shop service for spare parts

A new tool for CMG customers is now available to simplify and speed up the procurement of spare parts. It is the new e-commerce platform directly accessible from the home page of the CMG web site. The process is not only extremely simplified and intuitive, it is also economically preferable...

High capacity line for PET and rPET preforms recycling

In the applications of PET, the concentrations of rPET are increasing more and more, to reach considerable percentage levels. 20% to 30% are the most common rPET concentrations in blends with virgin PET, however those percentages are rapidly growing, to the point that several bottlers have started to advertise 50% rPET and even 100%...

In Spain a line for selecting and separating films for the Life4Film project

The Life4Film project, financed by the Life programme of the European Union, has the objective of preventing the disposal of plastic film in landfill sites, and recovering this material. Life is the financial instrument of the European Union for financing R&D and innovation projects for the environment and climate action. FCC Medio Ambiente...

Industry 4.0: certificate of conformity for Exact pelletizers

The certificate of conformity according to the "Industry 4.0-Ready" requirements has been issued by Amaplast (the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association) to Exact, a member company based in Zingonia (Bergamo, Italy). Amaplast's technical department carried out an analysis of the...

The "bottle to bottle" during the pandemic: Previero turns a difficulty into an opportunity

Some turnkey plants with an output range between 2,000 kg/h and 9,000 kg/h of washed and regranulated PET flakes from post-consumer bottles collection were recently sold by Previero-Sorema in Latin America. These PET bottle recycling plants include automatic feeding, prewashing, delabeling, wet...

Fanuc partners with Recycleye to robotize recycling industry

One of the world’s largest robotics manufacturers, Fanuc, is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management startup Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60 years of experience in automation, to...

A Sorema “film-to-film” recycling plant to Polish Anna Recykling

Polyethylene films are nowadays playing an increasingly essential role in protecting food and goods throughout the whole supply chain, enabling correct and safe delivery. However, once they become waste, they have to be recycled too. As a result, the share of recycled films is rising all over Europe and especially in countries like Poland, where...

JSW‘s MMA regeneration is industrializing: from waste to virgin

PMMA waste depolymerization is not only “nice to have” for the benefit of the environment (sea, land, air), but foremost a tremendous resource and capital that has hardly been exploited professionally on an industrial scale to this day. MMAtwo is tackling the economic solution to this environmental problem methodically. To this end...

Previero presents Teknodepurazioni Aquae, its new wastewater treatment division

In October 2020, the new company Teknodepurazioni Aquae, owned by Previero, took over  the business branch of Teknodepurazioni based in Rivarolo Canavese, near Turin. Teknodepurazioni, a company operating for more than 30 years in the environmental sector, has gained a long experience in the study, design and construction of...

Transition 4.0 and energy savings for CMG machines

The range of machines manufactured by CMG, including granulators, shredders, feeder belts, evacuation and conveyor systems, dedusting, dust management and filtration equipment, has obtained the Industry 4.0 conformity certificate and, therefore, complies with the requirements of Italy’s Transition 4.0 National Plan. The news was announced by...

Noiseless and dust free on-board recycling

What to do to reduce noise, dust and energy consumption when recycling scrap directly on the processing machine? For this application Adler has developed a cutting system which, by exploiting the combination of helical scissor cutting and the multiplicity of cutting edges, has achieved  the desired result...

Amut returns to Australia with a post consumer PET bottle recycling plant

In 2000 Amut had delivered to Coca Cola Amatil in New South Wales, Australia, one of the first plants in the world for the recycling of post consumer PET bottles destined for the production of food rPET, thus starting the "bottle-to -bottle ". In recent years, however, China and South East Asia in general have banned imports of plastic waste, so that...

New CMG grinding systems for recycling PET preforms

CMG launches a new series of system solutions for PET preform production. The very innovative and unique attributes of such new series are several and all contribute to obtaining the highest degree of productivity, regrind quality (homogeneous particle dimensions and absence of dust), efficiency of operation and the lowest TCO. The...

New project acquisition for Amut Group recycling technology in the Far East

AMUT has been awarded a new tender project by a joint venture between two world leader groups, specializing in raw materials production and rigid packaging solutions, engaged in the circular economy, in the Far East and worldwide. The Italian group will contribute as a turnkey supplier to the most important project for sorting and recycling...