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New concept for plastic recycling revealed at K 2013

09/26/2013 Bühler’s Optical Sorting Station - a new concept for plastic recycling - revealed at K 2013. Plus SORTEX optical sorting demonstrations. Bühler’s technology experts in plastics processing will be welcoming visitors to stand E54, Hall 10 at the K show in Dusseldorf from 16th to 23rd October, where they will be holding sorting demonstrations on a wide variety of plastics including, PET, jazz and uPVC regrind.

Specialists will also be explaining the benefits of the Optical Sorting Station (OSS) system – a market first for the plastics recycling industry.

This ground-breaking fully integrated OSS system can now be delivered by one suppler, thus easing the management of component sourcing.and multiple supplier relationships.

Flake processors may be particarly interested to learn that an OSS includes a purifying, refining, sizing and grading stage which can include one or more SORTEX optical sorters. These are linked by all the necessary equipment to convey the product between stages. Flakes can be fed into one end of the Station, and collected at the other end – ready for bagging or further processing.

Charith Gunawardena, head of optical sorting said: “We want to help our customers achieve the most efficient sorting. By taking care of the whole process, from engineering to customer support, our integrated Optical Sorting Station can offer consistent balanced performance - delivering efficiency and competitiveness for their enterprises.

“Already installed at several sites - including Deceuninck and ITW Poly Recyling – our customers are already seeing increased efficiency and yield, which of course leads to higher profits.”

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