Recycled and Virgin Plastic Sorting News

£1 Million investment at Viridor Polymer Recycling enhances HDPE product capability.

05/13/2014 Viridor has invested over £1million in an advanced flake optical sorting station on the HDPE line at the company's polymer recycling facility in Skelmersdale. The new technology has increased the sites yield of valuable and high quality HDPE 'natural' (blow mould grade) for colour-critical applications. Read more

CarbonLite - raising their output quality to near-perfect purity.

12/13/2013 CarbonLite, one of the world’s largest producers of food-grade recycled PET (rPET), has utilised Bühler’s state-of-the-art SORTEX sorting technology to raise their output quality to near-perfect purity. Read more

Bühler Looks to the Future with ITW Poly Recycling

11/07/2013 Bühler works in partnership with ITW Poly Recycling to increase efficiency and quality. Read more

Bühler Launches Optical Sorting Station

10/22/2013 The Bühler Group, a global leader in optical sorting solutions, has today revealed its unique, market-leading Optical Sorting Station (OSS) system, at K, the Düsseldorf plastics exhibition. Read more

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. Read more

Bühler’s SORTEX Z+ delivers higher value yields for plastic reprocessor Adige Ambiente

02/20/2013 The introduction of high quality colour sorting technology has enabled Italian plastics processor Adige Ambiente to achieve significantly higher value yields, for around 35,000 tonnes of recycled PP/PE (Polypropylene/Polyethylene) that it processes each year. Read more

High capacity SORTEX A provides maximum efficiency for PET Recycling

01/08/2013 Optical sorting technologies are increasingly helping PET plastics recyclers to access the most efficient methods of high quality sorting to enhance product value and maximise profits, according to processing technology expert Bühler. Read more

Sortex powers green bottle drive

08/01/2012 ECO Plastics and Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) joint venture opts for SORTEX to help the soft drinks giant achieve its recycling targets. Read more

Bühler’s turnkey sorting solution for Deceuninck rigid PVC recycling

12/20/2012 Plant and equipment technology specialist Bühler has co-ordinated and installed a turnkey optical sorting system for Deceuninck, a Belgian sustainable building products manufacturer. The system forms part of its new plastics recycling line which opened in October in Diksmuide, Belgium taking its annual recycling capacity to 20,000 tonnes. Read more

InGaAs technology passes uPVC challenge

06/14/2012 Bühler's SORTEX InGaAs technology is in a class of its own when removing difficult-to-detect white rubber, silicon and nylon from white PVC. Recycling uPVC windows isn’t an easy task. That’s because white rubber must be detected and removed from the recycled white uPVC. Read more

Bühler Sets New Trend in PET Sorting Technology


Optical Sorting after Thermal Treatment of rPET Flakes - More than 50 years ago, ICI used Bühler’s SORTEX pioneering optical sorting techniques for the sorting of plastics. Over the years as technologies have advanced and environmental awareness increased, the use of recycled input materials has become and the optical sorting of washed PET flakes is now a key process step in the PET bottle recycling loop.

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