Vehicle Airbags: Shredder Operators Have to Be Careful

During the BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Berlin, organized by the Bureau of International Recycling, the Shredder Committee recommended to improve work safety in shredder plants. According to board member George Adams Jr. of the US-based SA Recycling, vehicle airbags constituted “a big issue for the shredder industry to worry about” and merited […]

Latin America: A Market with Great Potential

At the recent World Recycling Convention in Berlin, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) staged another meeting of its Latin America Committee (LAC). The gathering provided an opportunity to foster relationships between people already active in the Latin American market and those interested in developing trading links with a region which – according to LAC […]

Colombia Plans Major Projects

Colombia’s environmental sector has made strong progress, but recycling rarely occurs. The lion’s share of the Colombian waste lands on authorized disposal sites and waste management facilities. The size of the amount can only be estimated. “According to information of the supervisory authority Superintendencia de Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios (SSPD), Colombia’s waste generation reached 26,528 tons […]

Brazil: New Guidelines Highlight Trade and Investment

After the suspension of the Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff for an impeachment trial, the new interim government of the country intends to revive the stalled economy. With this in mind, the politicians worked out a new foreign policy guideline, which underlines trade and investment. As is reported by the Montevideo-based online news agency MercoPress, new […]

Modular Plastics-Recycling-Systems

The Austrian Artec machinery GmbH, founded in 1998 by a group of technicians, has 250 recycling systems worldwide in production use at prominent recyclers. 2013 Artec has started a fundamental re-engineering, targeting a comprehensive modularization of the machine technology. It now consists of six technology modules that are available in stepped sizes and performance levels […]

New: Mobile Eddy Current Separators

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems, a part of the globally operating Goudsmit Magnetics Group, is specialized in design and manufacture of high quality metal separators for, amongst others, the recycling industry. Recently, the company has supplemented its current line of eccentric Eddy Current separators with a mobile Eddy Current line. “This installation is constructed on a trailer […]

Mechanical Belt Fasteners Reduce Downtimes

Flexco makes maintenance and repair work easier with mechanical belt fastening systems and belt cleaning systems. Flexible Steel Lacing Company (FLEXCO), headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, is one of the leading international providers of mechanical belt fastening systems, vulcanizing presses, belt cleaners, belt positioners, impact beds and pulley lagging for light- and heavy-duty applications. With […]

New Sensor Sorter for Better Results

Plastic foils are among the most important raw materials for recycling and are already reused to a substantial extent. On account of its light weight and high space occupancy, plastic film sorted on a standard sorting machine is hindered by restrictions and reduced conveyor speeds. To meet the today’s demands, sorting systems have to be […]

India: Call for Proposals on Municipal Solid Waste to Energy

The Department of Biotechnology of the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology is looking for an economical and sustainable solution which can generate energy from MSW while addressing the critical disposal issues. The aim of the call for proposals under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission, a campaign by the government of India) is […]

Processing Experts

Sicon‘s Effective Solutions for Scrap and Metal Processing. The scrap recycling industry is currently marked by sinking scrap prices, narrow margins and a high level of competition. And signs indicate that the situation is not about to improve. The time has come to rethink and reinvent scrap recycling. That means solutions which venture off the […]

Terex Finlay C-1545 Tracked Mobile Cone Crusher

Operators will be offered a “high capacity and aggressive machine for the surface ore mining and aggregate industries”. According to Terex Finlay, the model C-1545 incorporates the new TC1150 cone crusher with direct variable speed clutch drive, automatic tramp relief and ‘on-the-fly’ hydraulic adjustable closed side setting (CSS) adjustment. The large hopper/feeder has an automated […]

Solutions for the Tough Demands in Recycling

Recycling waste places enormous demands on the equipment. In order to stay productive and competitive, it is vital to use materials and components that stand up to these though demands. By using Hardox steel, which is produced by Stockholm-based Swedish company SSAB, recyclers and recycling equipment manufacturers are able to cut costs, improve service life […]

E-Scrap Recycling: Efficient by Image Processing and LED Flashlight

Swedish Refind Technologies develops systems that automatically sort electronic waste and thus ensure greater sustainability. A sophisticated image processing system, which has access to millions of reference images, is responsible for the recognition of the respective objects. Thanks to digital image processing and LED strobe controllers, Refind was able to double the throughput of its […]

Polystyrene Market is Projected to Reach 28.2 Billion Dollar

A study, published by the Indian company Markets and Markets, Pune, revealed that the global polystyrene market is expected to reach 28.2 billion US Dollar by 2019, in terms of value, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1 percent from 2014 to 2019. Recycling of polystyrene also creates potential growth opportunities for key […]

Doppstadt Solutions for Japan/Fukushima: Skimming Radioactive Soil

Since the nuclear incident in Fukushima on 11th March 2011, many areas of cultivable land are contaminated with radiation or covered by a thick salt layer. In order to use the land again for agriculture, a certain layer must be removed. In search of a capable environmental enterprise, the Japanese government came across the Doppstadt […]