Brokk has introduced the new Brokk 280. The machine features increased demolition power over its predecessor, includes the all-new Brokk SmartPower electrical system, and incorporates additional hardened parts for extra durability in tough environments. The improvements increase the reliability and versatility for Brokk customers working on harsh jobsites in industries such as construction, metal processing, mining and nuclear.
Derichebourg Canada Environment is pleased to announce a new three-year contract—with two possibilities of one additional year—with the Ville de Brossard for waste collection and transport, as well as the supply of wheeled bins. A European leader in the collection of household waste, recycling and service activities, Derichebourg will invest nearly two million dollars to acquire new trucks and will hire approximately 20 employees in the area.
Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has announced the appointment of David Herr as Chief Executive Officer. In addition to being an active member of the current Morbark Board, he brings extensive knowledge from experience with both products and services companies. He replaces Dan Ruskin, who resigned due to health issues.
Oak Cliff Recycling has selected a Metso solution to maximize metal processing efficiency at the company's wide-ranging recycling unit in Texas. According to Metso, with their new N Series Inclined Shear (NIS), Oak Cliff Recycling will be able to accelerate material processing of bulky, oversized scrap.
GreenMantra Technologies continues to receive industry recognition for its innovative technology that converts waste plastics, including hard-to-recycle plastic films and bags, into high-value waxes.
- The company recently learned it was selected as a finalist in the "Special Recognition Awards" category in the 2016 R&D100 Awards program. Sponsored by R&D Magazine, the R&D100 Awards have a more than 50-year history of recognizing excellence in innovation, earning them the nickname, "the Oscars of Innovation." The award winners will be announced in November.
- GreenMantra was a shortlist finalist in the category of "Innovation with The Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability" in the 2016 ICIS Innovation Awards, designed to recognize outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry.
- Domenic Di Mondo, technical director for GreenMantra Technologies, recently received the Young Leader Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. He was recognized for his innovative work in leading the effort to commercialize GreenMantra's patented technology and resulting products, and his overall contributions to the industry.
"The Caterpillar family is extremely saddened by Glen's passing," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "Glen's legacy of leadership extends far beyond Caterpillar’s walls. His commitment to Peoria and our communities was remarkable. I'll start with his Caterpillar leadership. He rose through the Caterpillar ranks, starting in 1961 as a college graduate trainee. Under his leadership, Caterpillar fully embraced 6 Sigma. It brought remarkable improvements throughout the company, including an intense focus on quality and safety. We continue that focus today, and 6 Sigma remains our foundation for continuous improvement. We are forever indebted to him for his commitment to making Caterpillar a stronger company.
Navistar has announced the launch of the Core Advantage Program, a creative new approach for core life cycle management. The Core Advantage Program helps fleet owners reduce their overall costs by helping them to manage their core and remanufacturing activity through new tools like the Navistar proprietary software Core Management System (CMS). Cores are used or failed parts that have been returned by the customer at the end of its product life.
Coupled with its established X-TRACT technology, TOMRA Sorting is set to launch its LIBS technology, at ALUMINIUM 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany, between November 29 and December 1st, 2016. Conveniently situated in the exhibition’s Recycling Pavilion (Hall 11), TOMRA Sorting can be found at Stand 54 where its ALUMINIUM 2016 team will be on hand each day to provide visitors with information about TOMRA’s aluminum sorting portfolio, including both its enhanced LIBS technology and revamped X-TRACT, answer questions about varied technologies and services, and offer expert advice on individual projects.
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines the intent to conduct various collaborative efforts, including: data aggregation and similar applied research efforts of mutual interest, joint fundraising activities to fund research efforts, increased collaboration regarding industry education and enhancing the awareness of both organizations. The MOU will enable EREF and SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation (ARF) to support and complement each other's efforts, with ARF focusing on applied research and its application to today's solid waste management issues and EREF's focus on more basic research conducted by some of the nation's top universities.
The PlasticRoad concept, first introduced in 2015 by KWS, entails recycling plastic waste into lightweight modules with hollow interiors that can be fitted with cables and plastic pipes and allow excess water to drain. The pre-fabricated units will be easy to transport, assemble and maintain, and the lighter weight means the ground will be less prone to subsidence. The objective is to create a road with a smaller ecological footprint than traditional road systems. When the elements reach their end of life expectancy they can be recycled again, contributing to a circular economy and cleaner environment.
Oxford Instruments has launched a new app, OiConnect, for fast data sharing on-site for use with their range of X-MET8000 handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF) analyzers. The OiConnect app allows X-MET users to share their test results as soon as they are acquired, without having to go back to the office and/or connect to a computer.
Ten representatives from the Greek municipalities of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Syros and Hersonissos attended a demonstration day at the DEDISA municipal solid waste (MSW) sorting plant in Chania, Crete, Greece, on October 12th, 2016. The main focus of their fact-finding visit was to gain practical, on-site experience about how important value can be extracted from MSW through setting up an efficient sorting plant. In addition to viewing the live demonstration and inspecting a detailed case study of the Chania plant, the delegates were also able to learn much about the precise technologies employed and the process of funding such a project.
The benefit of two new and innovative practices in managing ash from waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities has been documented in a recent report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation. These two new practices include enhanced recovery of a greater range of metals smaller than 12 millimeters (about 0.47 inches) from WTE bottom ash and the permitted reuse of bottom ash in road construction projects.
At K 2016 (the world's largest trade show focused on plastics and rubber, held October 19-26 in Germany) the Bühler Group revealed how its two-machine solution – the SORTEX E PolyVision and SORTEX A ColorVision – can deliver bottle-to-bottle grade rPET flakes at the highest yield, currently possible in the market. According to Bühler, STF Recycling GmbH, one of the largest recyclers in Europe, has very positive things to say about the company's flexible SORTEX system. STF says SORTEX enables them to achieve higher value recyclate and profit margins, by accurately separating valuable rPET from baled material. It can do this regardless of its composition and contamination level, which can vary from as little as 5 percent to as much as 30 percent, from bale to bale, depending on the recycling practises of different countries.
A recent survey, commissioned by the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) covering residents of Quebec and Ontario, reveals measures that would encourage consumers to place more food and beverage cartons in the recycling bin. Among respondents who don't regularly recycle their food and beverage cartons, sixty-two percent say access to information enabling them to easily identify what is or isn't recyclable would encourage them to recycle more. Thirty-nine percent say that better understanding the benefits of carton recycling would motivate them.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., has announced a strategic partnership with Boughton Engineering of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, that will reintroduce the McNeilus front loader product line to the UK. Under the terms of the agreement, Boughton will mount, finish, market and support McNeilus front loaders in the UK The first McNeilus units will be completed in early 2017.
Al Ramooz National LLC has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to provide two mixed waste processing facilities in Oman. A 220 ton-per-day (tpd) system in Ibri, Oman and 150 tpd system in Buraimi, Oman, will treat municipal solid waste from the governates of Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi in northwest Oman. Both systems are scheduled for startup in 2017.