Integrated solutions paving the way to higher qualities
To obtain the highest purity levels possible, sorting and recycling facility operators are advised to combine both pre-sorting and flake sorting solutions from the same supplier. The use of perfectly matching systems for both sorting stages makes it possible to increase the efficiency of the entire process, irrespective of the quality and degree of contamination of the incoming material. This plays a critical role in achieving a quality processed product, achieving a new level of purity and an increase in overall throughput and yields.
TOMRA offers both systems and thus a full optical sorting line for polymer sorting. Whereas its AUTOSORT® plays a crucial role in pre-sorting, its specialized flake sorting units, namely AUTOSORT® FLAKE or INNOSORT® FLAKE, are used for subsequent flake purification. The choice of flake sorter depends on the customers’ requirements.
AUTOSORT® is a well-established sorting unit and the company’s core product. Its compact and flexible design enables easy integration into both existing and new lines. The machine provides optimum sorting efficiency in a wide range of applications, including but not limited to municipal solid waste, plastics packaging, or other materials.
Unlike AUTOSORT, AUTOSORT FLAKE and INNOSORT FLAKE are only applicable for flake sorting tasks. Both machines are capable of sorting PET, PO, and PVC flakes as small as 2mm by color and material, thus purifying the polymer stream and generating clean end fractions which are further processed into recyclates. Whereas AUTOSORT FLAKE excels in high-end applications such as bottle-to-bottle recycling, where the level of contamination is low but quality requirements are high, INNOSORT FLAKE is used for the purification of more contaminated waste streams. In addition, the AUTOSORT® FLAKE is able to effectively remove metal impurities from the material stream for a finished product of high purity.
TOMRA Recycling’s solutions have already been integrated into the production lines of many Russian companies, some for more than 10 years.
"Last year was marked by the rapid growth of the plastics recycling industry, and it is obvious that it is expected to grow. Our solutions boost the profitability of sorting and recycling plants, deliver constant performance and high purity end fractions. We consider Interplastica trade a great platform to present our solutions and how we can contribute to a more sustainable resource management. I invite everyone to visit the TOMRA Recycling stand", commented Gleb Trofimov, Regional Sales Manager CIS at TOMRA Recycling.