Tags
Plastics Recycling

New CABKA innovation centre in Valencia, Spain focused on innovation in plastics recycling

CABKA research center to intensify efforts developing new technologies for the future

In the brand-new Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain, CABKA bundles its innovative forces and works intensively on plastics recycling technologies for the future
In the brand-new Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain, CABKA bundles its innovative forces and works intensively on plastics recycling technologies for the future

One of the basic commodities used for CABKA products is recycled plastic from post-consumer packaging waste, and the company is convinced that creative ways of using plastic waste will become an increasingly pressing issue in the future. The core topics at the company's new Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain are product development and process automation, with a focus on material development. CABKA has been actively cultivating and furthering innovation at its individual sites for many years. The teams working on these processes are thus optimally linked. The new Innovation Center now offers a site where the focus will be squarely on developing new material formulations as well as products based on these new formulations. In addition, the findings of all teams will be pooled and further prepared at this site, so that all locations can benefit equally.

What makes the focus on innovation so important? In Germany, for example, the company says approximately 60 percent of plastic waste comes from post-consumer packaging waste. Turning this waste into raw material from which other high-quality products can be produced remains challenging. The worldwide recycling quota of packaging waste from foils is only 1.5 percent. These numbers speak very clearly to the urgency required to deal with this challenge. 

"The future lies in recycled materials, and they still hold much unused potential," says Jörg Schuchalski, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the CABKA Group. "To tap into this, we must constantly ask ourselves how we can optimize our current materials and process technologies. But also how we can find new materials and fields of application." 

According to CABKA, the development of new material formulations goes hand in hand with the development of new products whose designs are precisely tailored to the materials used. With this in mind, the focus is also shifting to process automation. The processing of the newly developed materials requires a corresponding adjustment of the production processes. This is why internal process technology is also a fundamentally important area of work at the Innovation Center. The workflows must be adapted to the products and their materials in order to optimize the workflow.
 
CABKA says the company was already operating a sales office in Valencia, which is why the Spanish city was an obvious choice for the Innovation Center. Another contributing factor to the future success of the facility is its proximity to the Valencia-based Polytechnic University. Due to its location, CABKA is not only counting on research collaboration, but also on promoting young talent. 

Company Info

  • CABKA-IPS

    The CABKA Group is a group of companies specializing in plastics recycling and the production of products made from recovered materials. Today, more than 700 people work at eight locations in Europe and the United States to ensure that the products are put to use in more than 80 countries. The products stand for economic efficiency and ecological sustainability.

    Read more

Latest News

National Forum to explore new and emerging health and safety challenges

National Forum to explore new and emerging health and safety challenges

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will host Forum 2019: The Changing World of Work, March 5-6, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. CCOHS' Forum is a unique event that will bring together leaders, change-makers, and subject experts representing government, labour, and workplaces to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues. The event will focus on the workplace of today and tomorrow, in which accommodation, diversity, and inclusivity are not just nice-to-haves, but a must for any organization. 

Read More

Sponsored Content

Leading Edge Security Technology

Caliber Communications Inc. is a technology-based Canadian company that has created a flexible, cost effective and reliable replacement to physical guarding services. The company has engineered and developed a unique communications platform that operates on the cellular infrastructure anywhere in North America. To date, this platform has been specifically utilized for applications requiring remote security monitoring in a variety of  industries, locations and settings. The platform is completely modular and can be completely independent of existing infrastructure where no resources are available.  This allows the units to be set up anywhere they are required to provide effective security coverage. If power is not readily available, the units are designed to operate on very low wattage making solar power a viable solution.  All units provide 360 degrees of situational awareness with stationary cameras. Additionally, all units come equipped with a PTZ camera (pan, tilt, zoom) to drill into the images and gather specific data for evidence.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

​ISRI leads recycling industry's efforts in front of EPA

​ISRI leads recycling industry's efforts in front of EPA

As the recycling industry celebrates America Recycles Day, November 15th, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) continues it role advocating for the industry in front of the Administration and on Capitol Hill. ISRI President Robin Wiener served as an industry representative at a special summit, "Building a More Resilient System Together," hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The purpose of the summit was to bring various stakeholders from throughout the recycling chain together to discuss key issues.

Read More

Tags
Plastics Recycling

Strong domestic RPET demand continues according to Report on Postconsumer PET recycling

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) have announced the release of the Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2017. The report cites a 2017 United States recycling rate of 29.2 percent for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles, reflecting a slight increase over the 2016 rate of 28.4%. The rate increase reflected decreases in both total collection volumes and volume of PET bottles available for recycling in the U.S.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

​ISRI President delivers state of the recycling industry address to U.S. Senate Recycling Caucus

​ISRI President delivers state of the recycling industry address to U.S. Senate Recycling Caucus

In conjunction with the celebration of America Recycles Day, November 15th, the U.S. Senate Recycling Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill in which Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) moderated. The briefing, held November 14th, was to highlight the current state of the U.S. recycling industry from the viewpoint of different stakeholders in the industry, including municipalities, material recycling facilities, consumer brands, and paper and plastic recycling groups.

Read More

Tags
Organics Recycling
Waste to Energy

Anaergia officially opens latest CHP System generating renewable energy

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 7 to mark the official opening of Anaergia Inc.'s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system at the Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF), in the City of Escondido, California. This CHP system utilizes digester gas from the wastewater treatment process to generate renewable electricity and heat for the facility's operations.

Read More

Tags
Industry News

SMART issues reminder on importance of reusing and recycling textiles for America Recycles Day

SMART issues reminder on importance of reusing and recycling textiles for America Recycles Day

For this year's National America Recycles Day on November 15, don't forget about the importance of reusing and recycling textiles. According to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), a global organization of companies involved in the reuse and recycling of textiles and related secondary materials, the average U.S. citizen throws away 81 pounds of clothing each year. Why does this matter? Ninety-five percent of textiles, even if they are worn out or torn, can be recycled - yet only 15 percent get donated/recycled, with 85 percent of used textiles ending up in landfills.

Read More

Tags
Solid Waste

​TuffBoxx introduces the Camper Dual Stream Waste & Recycling Receptacle

​TuffBoxx introduces the Camper Dual Stream Waste & Recycling Receptacle

Princeton, Ontario-based TuffBoxx has introduced the Camper, the company's newest dual stream, double door, animal resistant waste or recycling receptacle. Constructed of galvanized steel, the Camper will keep out almost any form of wildlife while dual streams allow for source separation of waste. Available with accessibility compliant "mailbox" style chutes or with top lid access, each Camper holds two 32-gallon containers.  Dual streams allow users to separate garbage from recycling, organics from plastics, or even pet waste from general waste.  The Camper is an ideal waste storage solution for campgrounds, parks, apartments, communal sharing by a group of property owners, small businesses, fire departments, community centers or anywhere durable, wildlife resistant waste containers are needed. 

Read More

Tags
Electronics Recycling

Greentec now one of the most advanced e-waste processors in Canada

Greentec now one of the most advanced e-waste processors in Canada

Greentec, an Ontario-based e-waste recycling solutions company, now has exclusive technology to safely handle LCD displays during the process of converting discarded electronics into new materials, making it the most advanced e-waste company of its kind in the country, according to Greentec.  The company uses innovative Lamp, LCD and Laptop waste recycling technology to remove the hazardous materials typically found in these items, including mercury vapours and other heavy metals. The automated procedure ensures there is no human contact with hazardous materials.  

Read More

Tags
C&D Recycling

F-Class portable plant from Haver & Boecker includes new technologies

The new Tyler F-class portable plant is designed to improve setup time and increase equipment longevity.

Haver & Boecker has launched the Tyler F-Class portable plant that includes several new technologies to improve setup time and extend equipment longevity in quarry and mining operations. The portable plant features a new custom-built chassis equipped with six hydraulic run-on jacks that quickly level the plant, eliminating the need for cribbing. The run-on jacks also ensure the chassis stays level during operation, which minimizes equipment wear. 

Read More

Tags
Fleets & Technology

Safety and driver-optimized features contribute to demand for Freightliner EconicSD Waste Collection Trucks

The Freightliner EconicSD features a panoramic windshield that enables maximum visibility for drivers, enabling a better view of both pedestrians and drivers of other vehicles on daily waste collection routes. The various innovative safety features built into this truck have been a key selling feature for customers and have contributed to the successful market reception.

With its enhanced safety features and a driver-focused design, the Freightliner EconicSD waste collection truck is a modern, innovative solution for the refuse segment. 

Read More

Tags
Organics Recycling

Micron Waste strengthens business development, engineering and corporate capabilities

Ziba Hajizadeh, P.Eng. (2nd from left), recently promoted to VP, Engineering, with other Micron Waste R&D team members, including Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Bob Bhushan (2nd from right) in front of a Cannavore unit.

Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a leading developer of clean technology waste management systems, has announced the hiring and promotion of key management staff to build capabilities in business development, engineering and corporate relations. Micron's food and cannabis waste treatment systems are industrial-grade organic waste processers which pulverize and render organic waste in combination with a proprietary blend of microbes and enzymes designed and developed by Micron. Importantly, as part of Micron's full-system waste treatment platform, effluent from the systems is further treated to derive clean greywater which can be reused in industrial or agricultural operation. Alternatively, the treated regulatory-compliant greywater, which meets municipal discharge standards, can be safely discharged. Active Pharmaceutical Compounds (APIs) in cannabis waste are further biologically treat to denature cannabinoids present, keeping them out of watersheds where they can bio-accumulate.

Read More

Tags
Electronics Recycling

TerraCycle Regulated Waste provides four tips for recycling dry cell batteries

TerraCycle Regulated Waste provides four tips for recycling dry cell batteries

In today's world, everything runs on batteries. They're in the things we use every day. Inevitably though, they run out of power and the question comes up - what do you do with your spent batteries? In the past they ended up in a junk drawer, an old coffee can in the garage, or even in the trash. But, batteries can be recycled using a few extra precautions. 

Read More

Tags
Electronics Recycling

USABC awards $1.08 million Li-ION battery recycling project to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

USABC awards $1.08 million Li-ION battery recycling project to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, today announced the award of $1.08 million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts for Phase II of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling contract.

Read More

Tags
Tire Recycling

Black Bear to scale up “Tire to Carbon Black” technology internationally

Netherlands-based Cleantech company Black Bear has secured an additional €5 million from Capricorn Venture Partners and Particon, who join an earlier €11 million growth financing round. Using this growth capital, Black Bear aims to scale up its "Tire to Carbon Black" technology, a unique carbonization process used to transform tires into recovered Carbon Black for use in the production of tires, technical rubber, coatings, plastics and inks. 

Read More