Power management company Eaton has announced the launch of the GH100 and GH101 hoses for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications. Unlike standard fuel hoses that only last 1-2 years, Eaton’s GH100 and GH101 solutions are engineered for maximum performance in systems with a variety of fuel types, featuring a unique polymer that more effectively resists degradation.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release its fifth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook, providing the most up-to-date, comprehensive information and statistics about the U.S. and global scrap industry. In addition to the many economic and environmental benefits covered, new this year is expanded information on the global portion of the industry, including increased data on trends and markets.
TOMRA Sorting is set to attend K 2016: The World’s leading Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, where it will demonstrate the AUTOSORT FLAKE’s newly enhanced next-generation sensor technology. Attended by the world’s broadest spectrum of international trade visitors and decision-makers, this major exhibition is one of the industry’s largest events and takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19th-26th October, 2016.
National sustainability and recycling nonprofits The Sustainable Packaging Coalition and The Recycling Partnership are teaming up to build a roadmap for a stronger American recycling industry. The combined expertise of the two organizations, spanning from packaging design through material recovery, will be applied to comprehensively mapping barriers and opportunities within the recycling landscape, then identifying tactics to advance the industry and deliver more high-quality recyclables to the supply chain. They’ve dubbed this initiative ASTRX – Applying Systems Thinking to Recycling.
MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing two technology updates for its L-VIS high-resolution colour and shape optical sorter. ColorMask is MSS's proprietary illuminated reference technology and is featured in all L-VIS units. The most recent design update features improved sorting accuracy for materials with difficult colours and weak contrast, like dark green circuit boards and black insulated wires. The L-VIS analyzes materials in flight over the ColorMask illuminated reference which is adjustable in colour and light intensity for maximum contrast and accuracy.
Domenic Di Mondo, Technical Director for GreenMantra Technologies, which produces high-value waxes from recycled plastics, was recently honoured with the first-ever Young Leader Award from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA). The new award is intended to "showcase inspirational and dedicated young leaders who demonstrate leadership in plastics innovation or technical leadership and/or sustainability efforts," according to CPIA. "Recipients (also) serve as a positive role model for young professionals thinking of entering the plastics industry."
On Thursday 15th September CDE attended the first meeting of the EU-funded, RE4 Project in Brindisi, Italy. Over the next three and a half years CDE says they will contribute to the group to develop new technologies to increase the reuse and recycling of construction & demolition waste material in energy-efficient prefabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction.
Size-reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator is introducing a new family of shredders for plastics: The Raptor Series. These modularly designed units feature a world-first with their “open-hearted” design. Other notable design features include a unique cutting system, tilt-back hopper, and design for integrated granulation. The Raptor Series has been designed using the more than 70 years of accumulated knowledge in size reduction, in order to maximize productivity with a minimum cost of ownership.
As part of its continuing efforts to provide customers with the tools and information they need to demonstrate the value and benefits of smarter waste cart purchasing, Toter has added a new sustainability calculator to its website. The new calculator helps customers and prospects, including municipalities, quantify the environmental benefits of buying Toter carts. The simple calculator, found at www.toter.com/about/sustainability/sustainability-calculator, allows users to enter the number of carts they need to purchase and breaks down sustainability gains in several categories, including: plastic savings, benefits from the longer average service life of Toter carts and cart delivery savings.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, recently announced its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP) in a letter to U.S. Congress. The organization says TPP will potentially generate tens of millions of dollars in additional sales revenue for U.S. recycling businesses by eliminating tariffs on scrap commodities and recycling equipment exports.
The Global Recycling Standards Organization, the home of The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) has recently elected a new Chairman who will serve a two year term ending in 2018. The position of Chairman on the GRSO Board of Directors, like all directors, is an unpaid, volunteer position.
Spartanburg, South Carolina based Zimmer America Recycling Solutions has further expanded its machinery portfolio by establishing a new partnership whereby Zimmer will represent IFE Bulk of Austria. The two companies say they are responding to the increasing demand for recycling machinery technology in the North American market, and that North American customers will profit a great deal from the partnership. Austrian IFE Bulk is a world leading supplier of machines and components for the bulk materials and waste industry, developing and manufacturing vibro-conveyors, screening machines and magnetic separators for 70 years. Offerings include:
- Environmental Technology: Mechanical and magnetic separation.
- Conveyor Technology: Vibrating Feeders, Spiral Elevators, Vibrating Cones, Scattering Plates
- Screening Technology: Vibrating Screens, Flip-flop Screens, Waste Screens, Fine Sorting Systems, VARIOMAT Doubledeck Screen
- Magnetic Technology: Electromagnetic and permanent magnet Overbelt Separators, Magnetic Pulleys, FE+NF Eddy Current Separators, Magnetic Drum Separators
Cortec's EcoAir VpCI-337 Fogger is a convenient way to get high-level corrosion protection in an easy-to-use spray can powered by compressed air. On its own, VpCI-337 is a powerful biodegradable waterborne vapor corrosion inhibitor used to protect metal parts and internal void spaces with a thin, environmentally friendly self-healing film. Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCIs) in the fluid migrate and protect metal surfaces, resulting in time and cost savings and using a minimum amount of product.
Earlier this year, Doppstadt introduced patented self-cleaning screening stars for star screen plants. With this new method to clean star screen machines during operation (machines needn’t stop for cleaning operations) even wet material can be screened without interruption and materials that may stick to the cleaning stars can easily be patted off. The most interesting feature of this system, according to Doppstadt, is that the cleaning procedure does not require any additional equipment: the machine actually cleans itself.
The H3000R mobile impactor (shown) is the entry-level machine in Australia-based manufacturer, Striker's impact crusher range. It has been designed for smaller operations crushing at approximately 50 -130 tonnes per hour. The H3000R impact crusher is perfect for inner-city recycling operations or small to medium size quarry operations. Weighing in at 32 tons means transporting this machine from job to job is a simple economical process. Units include a four-bar rotor system and triple-impact apron design that provide an increased crushing reduction in a single pass, reducing the percentage of oversize material.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) reinforced that energy efficiency is at the top of the company’s agenda when it unveiled its prototype hybrid wheel loader – known as the LX1 – at the Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden, on September 14th. The company gave customers, the international press, government representatives and academics an exclusive look at the electric hybrid machine, which can deliver up to a 50% improvement in fuel efficiency. On top of this, the LX1 also offers a significant reduction in emissions and noise pollution compared to its conventional counterparts.