Reliable quality delivered by cutting-edge sorting technology
As a firm believer in state-of-the art technology and attaching considerable importance to excellent consultancy and service, Tokzin chose to work with TOMRA Sorting Recycling as provider for both bottle and flake sorting solutions.
Tokzin’s recycling center is the biggest in Guangdong province, China, covering an area of 120,000 m2. The site processes 250,000 tons of mixed plastic packaging every year, produces 120,000 tons of high-end flakes and 130,000 tons of plastic pellets.
Every day, bottles collected from the self-run collection stations are baled and sent to the recycling center, where they go through an extensive process. After removing labels and cold washing, TOMRA’s AUTOSORT® machines come into action to remove non-PET bottles and colored PET bottles from the mainstream. Now all that remains is a stream of clear PET bottles, which are then shredded into small flakes. These small flakes, which can be as small as 2 mm are then sorted by both color and material by TOMRA’s INNOSORT FLAKE unit. Thanks to the machine’s two-side cameras and TOMRA’s patented FLYING BEAM® technology, INNOSORT FLAKE reliably removes polymer contaminations such as PVC, PP, PE, PC, PS and small metal pieces. After this extensive and highly effective sorting process, Tokzin has high-purity PET flakes at his disposal that meet the markets and customers’ requirements.
“TOMRA’s sensor-based sorting technology plays a vital role in the automation of our production line and in safeguarding our product quality. Obtaining internationally-acknowledged certificates, such as GRS and SCS, confirmed the high quality of our recycled flakes. I’m confident about our competitiveness and business outlook,” concludes Liu Yupeng.
Tokzin’s long-term goal is to build their recycling facility into a pilot R&D site for recycled high molecular materials (recycled polymers).