​Visual Workplace introduces Floor-Mark high-performance floor marking tape for industrial workplace safety

Visual Workplace, Inc., has introduced Floor-Mark High Performance floor marking tape. Marking floors is an easy and efficient way to direct behavior, promote safety, and reinforce workplace standards, but industrial work environments create challenges for traditional tape and paint. Floor-Mark High Performance was designed to withstand tough conditions like high forklift traffic, hand trucks, and material handling.

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ELV Recycling

Voith SafeSet coupling retrofit solution for City Scrap & Salvage

City Scrap & Salvage recently installed Voith Turbo’s SafeSet torque limiting coupling on their auto shredder driveline to prevent catastrophic failure and downtime.

City Scrap & Salvage, located in Akron, Ohio, has experience dealing with catastrophic failure of the driveline between the motor and rotor of an automotive shredder. The company says that when operating without torque overload protection, they had an unshreddable item enter their shredder, and with continued inertia cause serious damage and shredder shutdown.

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Solid Waste

Calgary’s ECCO Recycling successfully integrates commercial single-stream processing into existing C&D MRF footprint

When Calgary-based ECCO Recycling decided to grow its business, it did so by taking on the processing of single stream materials - mixed plastics, paper, OCC, metals, and other materials - from both residential and commercial sources. What made that effort more challenging than most, however, was the decision to add their single-stream processing capability within their existing, high production C&D MRF footprint. 

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​Machinex employees obtain accreditation from Certified Machinery Safety Expert

Left to right: Jonathan Fortier and Sébastien Delisle in front of a baler inside the Machinex manufacturing facility.

Machinex is pleased to announce the next milestone in its commitment to safety with two recently nominated employees, Sébastien Delisle and Jonathan Fortier. The two Machinex employees are now accredited by the international valid TÜV NORD Certification, and are titled as a CMSE (Certified Machinery Safety Expert). CMSE is a globally recognized license that enables a 360-degree approach to machinery safety.

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Plastics Recycling

Nordson merges BKG pelletizer and melt delivery equipment businesses

An aerial view of the extensive expansion of the Nordson BKG GmbH facility in Münster is apparent from this aerial view. The large gray building at left of centre is an entirely new manufacturing centre for BKG pelletizers and melt delivery systems. The gray building at right of centre also houses manufacturing operations, and of its four sections, the front two are entirely new. The white buildings at the rear of these two large buildings are office structures, the one at left being new as well.

Nordson Corporation has merged the capabilities of previously separate operations for the manufacture of pelletizing and melt delivery equipment, increasing Nordson's effectiveness in serving customers as a leading source of supply and expertise for polymer processing components.

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Electronics Recycling

​Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) expands e-waste separation technologies at Netherlands facility

​Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) expands e-waste separation technologies at Netherlands facility

Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a leading global provider of electronics recycling and IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, has expanded their processing lines at the company's Eindhoven, Netherlands e-waste facility. This site, known to be the largest e-waste (WEEE) recycling operation in the region, added enhancements that include metals and plastics separation technologies. 

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Paper Recycling

​Recycling industry focuses on improved quality with latest changes to Paper Specifications

​Recycling industry focuses on improved quality with latest changes to Paper Specifications

The paper recycling industry has been working diligently over the last several years to improve the quality of the recycling stream. Through a collaborative effort, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter and ISRI's Paper Division - whose members include recyclers, paper mills, MRF operators and other industry stakeholders -- are working to improve the quality of recycled material through a reduction in contamination. This effort recently included an update to the "Guidelines for Paper Stock" in ISRI's Scrap Specifications Circular that among other changes, clearly lists items that are considered "Prohibitive Materials" and should not be included in the recycling stream. In addition, for the first time, "Zero Tolerance" is also defined.

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New ALLU App, Transformer Series range to be on display at Hillhead 2018

Allu's Transformer processing bark.

Finland-based ALLU, Inc. is set to show the company's latest technological and product innovations at the upcoming Hillhead UK 2018 event, held from the 26th to 28th of June in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. The company recently introduced a new Mobile App, and will showcase their range of Transformer Series mounted buckets, which screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials, in applications including quarrying, mining, contruction, soil, C&D, waste and organics recycling.

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Wood Recycling

​Bandit Industries announces shift to 100 percent employee ownership

​Bandit Industries announces shift to 100 percent employee ownership

Bandit Industries owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced on June 7 that they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Under the ESOP, Bandit will retain its current leadership and key management personnel will remain in place. It will also allow Bandit to always remain Bandit.

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Composting

A&W initiative to remove 82 million plastic straws from waste stream yearly

Toasting A&W's move to eliminate plastic straws are, from left: Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, A&W Director of Distribution, Equipment & Packaging Tyler Pronyk, Ocean Wise President & CEO John Nightingale, and Richmond MLA and National Zero Waste Council Chair Malcolm Brodie.

A&W Canada has celebrated World Oceans Day 2018 by announcing it will remove plastic straws from its restaurants and instead offer its customers paper straws by the end of the year.

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Metals Recycling

SMR is maintaining continuous growth through investment in LiuGong equipment

SMR operates a steadily growing equipment fleet of high-precision machinery, including this new LiuGong 922E excavator with LaBounty hydraulic shear attachment.

In spite of the burgeoning overall demand for recycled metals, a recycling market can reward scrap yards one year and punish them severely the next. Yet Société des Métaux Recyclés (SMR) has been able to thrive in times so lean that profitability was difficult, even for their yards with annual business totalling billions of dollars. 

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Waste to Energy

Lindner-Recyclingtech makes key new product announcements at IFAT 2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech makes key new product announcements at IFAT 2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH made several key new product introductions at this year's IFAT, held in May, in Munich, Germany, including the Polaris 1800 model, a specialized shredder designed for SRF (solid recovered fuel) applications, the Zeta Star 95 F2 starscreen for processing waste wood fuel, and the Atlas 5500, a new twin-shaft primary shredder with an innovative electric drive.

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With origins dating back over two decades, OverBuilt car crushers and baler/loggers remain an industry standard

The owners of OverBuilt, at ISRI in April, in front of a 2018 Model 10 HS Car Crusher. From left to right: Gary Reichling, Kellee Pace and Don Roby, along with sales manager Steve Besch.

Based in Huron, South Dakota, OverBuilt turned out their prototype Car Crusher in 1996. According to OverBuilt sales manager Steve Besch, their current design, which visitors saw at this year's ISRI 2018 on the Model 10 HS Car Crusher (right), originally arose from scrap dealers who approached company owners, father and son Dick and Scott Rink, with three requests: make car crushers easier to use, provide a larger opening to fit larger machinery or more cars, and make them run faster. 

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