Circular Plastic Recycling: VTT Spins out Olefy

In August, the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has announced its plan to spin out a new company – Olefy Technologies. According to the information, Olefy’s patent-pending technology can extract over 70 percent virgin grade plastics and chemical raw materials components from plastic waste. “The new process can be done in a single step, […]

Offtake Agreement for Recycled Styrene Monomer

Indaver and Ineos Styrolution have signed an offtake agreement. This agreement closes the loop towards a circular economy for polystyrene, Ineos Styrolution, an international leading firm in styrenics, emphasized. It would enable the company to produce polystyrene from recycled feedstock replacing styrene monomer made from fossil feedstock. For that purpose, Indaver (a leading player in […]

Finland: Pilot Line for Post-Consumer Textile Recycling

In July this year, Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto (LSJH) in Paimio, has successfully started up a new Andritz pilot line for research and development work on post-consumer textile recycling. The Exel tearing machine for post-consumer textile waste can process up to 500 kilograms per hour for spinning quality and up to one ton per hour for nonwoven […]

Recycleye Founders Win “Young Inventors Prize”

In June this year, the European Patent Office (EPO) honored Belgian entrepreneur Victor Dewulf (25) and British computer scientist Peter Hedley (27) with joint first place in the inaugural Young Inventors prize. The two entrepreneurs – CEO Victor Dewulf and CTO Peter Hedley of the company Recycleye – have developed an intelligent recognition and sorting […]

Enviro Intends to Realize Tire Recycling Facility in Uddevalla

Sweden-based company Scandinavian Enviro Systems has been granted an environmental permit for the planned recycling plant in Uddevalla (province Västra Götalands Län). As the company previously has announced, the application pertained to the establishment of a recycling plant on an industrial site in the Lillesjö district of Uddevalla Municipality. The facility would have the capacity […]

New Sorting System: Würzburger Recycling GmbH (WRG) Kicks Off!

The challenge: design and install a new commercial waste sorting plant in a relatively small space in an existing hall. The result: Europress Umwelttechnik accepted the challenge and successfully implemented the system within a short time! “The development of the recommended solution, the project planning as well as the subsequent realization as a general contractor […]

SMS Group Recorded High Level of Order Intake

With an 86 percent increase, Germany-based SMS group almost doubled its order intake to reach 3,507 million Euro in the 2021 financial year, recording the highest level in ten years. According to the company, the reasons for this substantial rise are catch-up effects in the wake of the previous year’s slump triggered by the Covid-19 […]

Norway: Tom Wilhelmsen Invests in New C&D Recycling Plant

The soils wash plant will be the fourth C&D waste recycling plant in Norway engineered by CDE, a provider of wet processing equipment for recycling operations quarries, and mines on the global market. Massebalanse Norge AS, the waste management division of Tom Wilhelmsen AS, is set to commission the new CDE waste recycling plant in […]

BB Engineering at the K Show 2022

As a sub-exhibitor of Oerlikon, BB Engineering will present itself as an expert in extrusion, mixing and filtration as well as an innovator for PET recycling at the K Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber (19 – 26 October 2022, Hall 1, Booth 1D10) – and at the company’s site in Remscheid. Plastics competence extruders, […]

New Initiative to Foster Recovery of Phosphorus in Germany

In June, the company EasyMining Germany informed that – together with several other companies – it has created an initiative “Sauberer Phosphor 2029” (Clean Phosphorus). The initiative will work to champion and advocate for phosphorus recovery and recycling processes in Germany that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, the firm, which is owned by the Swedish […]