Tomra - Tomra Sorting Recycling

Når man leser det nedenforstående går tankene like mye i retning magi som industri. Tomra sorterer alt. Her handler det om aluminium. Man kan trygt glede seg til alt som kommer fra dette selskapet i overskuelig fremtid. "Very strong growth" var forøvrig beskrivelsen Tomras meget nøkterne og svært edruelige CEO Stefan Ranstrand brukte for å beskrive status innen Tomra Sorting Recycling under Q2 2018 presentasjonen torsdag 19.juli.


TOMRA to spotlight X-TRACT and LIBS technologies at Aluminium 2018 Exhibition

Sensor-based sorting technologies can help increase the worldwide supply of aluminum while enhancing sustainability

July 25, 2018

TOMRA Sorting Recycling will showcase its sensor-based sorting technologies at Aluminium 2018, the world trade fair and conference, at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, from October 9-11, 2018. TOMRA's exhibition stand will spotlight the company's X-TRACT machine (shown above), which separates valuable materials from metal waste, and its state-of-the-art LIBS technology, which accurately sorts and separates different aluminum wrought alloys.

Aluminium 2018 is expected to attract more than 27,000 visitors from 100 countries and will share latest insights into everything from aluminum production to processing, finished goods and recycling. TOMRA can be found on Hall 11, stand no. 11|54. The company's technical experts will be available during all three days of the event to answer visitors' questions.

TOMRA's participation at Aluminium 2018 highlights how the company provides technical solutions to two of the industry's biggest challenges: with global production of aluminum pushed to an all-time high because of the increasing need for light metals for energy transition and transportation, recycling can help meet demand for the material; and with intensifying pressures for sustainability, recycling improves resource conservation.

Frank van de Winkel, TOMRA Sorting Business Development Manager Metals, said: "High levels of aluminum production plus the high accuracy of modern alloy-sorting techniques make it more and more worthwhile to unlock the value from secondary materials that would otherwise be lost. What's more, re-using scrap metal is an environmentally friendly practice which demonstrates the industry's commitment to sustainability. For these reasons we're looking forward to discussing our technologies at Aluminium 2018 with recyclers, smelters and remelters."

TOMRA's X-TRACT separates heavy metals from aluminum alloys with such high precision - regardless of the materials' size, moisture, or surface pollution level - that it achieves aluminum purities of 98-99%, even from a varied mix and with small grain sizes. This technology employs an electric X-ray tube so that broad-band radiation can penetrate the material to provide spectral absorption information. This data is then measured with a highly sensitive X-ray camera to identify the atomic density of the material, regardless of its thickness. Material is sorted into high- and low-density fractions with TOMRA's DUOLINE® sensor technology using two independent sensor lines with different spectral sensitivities.

TOMRA's LIBS-based sensor sorting technology extends the options for the use of scrap- and secondary-aluminum. By employing a dynamic laser which can monitor the entire width of the belt, this has the unique advantage of eliminating the complex and costly need to separate materials into single lanes. This enables the sorting and separation of different aluminum wrought alloys with unprecedentedly high levels of efficiency, achieving sorting accuracies of 99% purity (or greater) with high throughputs of three to seven tons per hour.

Aluminium 2018 will also be an opportunity for recyclers, smelters and remelters to learn how TOMRA customizes technical solutions to fit customer requirements. The combination of state-of-the-art technologies and personalized technical support explains why TOMRA has become one of the leading suppliers of sorting units in North America, Europe and Asia. Over 60 TOMRA units have been sold worldwide for the separation of different scrap sources, such as taint tabor from (old) sheet scrap, extrusion profile scrap, used beverage-can scrap, and production scrap and new scrap from manufacturing waste
Redigert 25.07.2018 kl 20:12 Du må logge inn for å svare

Flott børsmeldt kontrakt i Queensland, AUS i dag til Tomra Collection Solutions, og nesten alt fokuset er på pant, men Tomra Sorting Solutions er faktisk like hot. Denne artikkelen i Materials Recycling World, signert Gavin Russell, sales engineer, Tomra Sorting Solutions er hva man bør lese for å skjønne at renhetsgraden man kan oppnå i sortert, resirkulert materiale er det som virkelig betyr noe og at Tomra tilbyr de markedsledende, høyteknologiske.løsningene i en ny tidsalder hvor politikerne fatter vedtak som favoriserer resirkulering, ikke minst som en følge av (stadig økende) press fra opinion.

How to get 99% metal purity

Redigert 03.08.2018 kl 00:03 Du må logge inn for å svare

Bare vent. Folk/Markedet/Analytikere forstår sikkert tingene etterhvert ;-)

03.08.2018 kl 08:15 7579

Sorting Solutions står for løsninger både næringsliv og miljø tjener på; en bærekraftig vekst som politikere over hele verden(nesten) nå begynner å skjønne at vi må fokusere på. Det er en spennende tid på veldig mange måter, la oss håper at folk skjønner at Tomra har en av løsningene.

Bingo! Da gjør også Vietnam og Thailand som Kina og forbyr import av plastikkavfall. Thailand forbyr også import av elektronisk avfall. Dere skjønner hva dette betyr for Tomra Systems - den globale markedslederen innen sortering for resirkulering? Nettopp, de rike nasjonene i den vestlige verden må sortere sitt eget avfall bedre og gjenvinningsindustrien i nasjoner som Vietnam og Thailand blir avhengige av at nasjonalt avfall sorteres i stedet for å havne på søppeldynga, for å få tilgang til nødvendige råvarer. Dobbeltseier for Tomra med andre ord. Gleder meg til momentumet innen Tomra Sorting Recycling for alvor blir åpenbart for markedet!

Plastic industry hit hard by abrupt scrap import ban

By Vien Thong August 15, 2018 | 02:49 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese plastic firms are unable to import scrap following a ban by the government, and said costs are becoming unaffordable as a result.
“We’ll lose $10 million this year if we cannot import plastic scrap for manufacturing,” Tran Vu Le, director of Le Tran Plastic, told a conference organized Tuesday by the Vietnam Plastic Association (VPA).

Other businesses attending the event said the inadequate plastic recycling in the country means they cannot source scrap locally.

Thailand to ban e-waste, plastic imports

16 August 2018 — 3:57pm

Bangkok: The Thai government will ban imports of electronic and plastic waste following reports of massive piles of scrap are turning the country it into the "world's garbage bin," local media reports say.

"We need to prioritise good environment and the health of our citizens over industrial development," Natural Resources and Environment Minister Surasak Kanchanarat told local newspaper The Nation.
Redigert 16.08.2018 kl 12:47 Du må logge inn for å svare

Søker stadig etter nye folk (GLOBALT)!!!!

Alltid et godt tegn på hvor fremtiden bærer :-)


Flott artikkel fra USA hvor fokuset er å finne konstruktive løsninger på de store problemene nasjonen nå opplever på grunn av den enorme opphopingen av plastavfall som en følge av at Kina 01.01.18 (og helt nylig også Vietnam og Thailand [se mitt forrige innlegg på denne tråden]) forbød import av plastavfall fra den vestlige verden. Er personlig 100% overbevist om at overgangen til en mer sirkulær økonomi nå er irreversibel, over hele kloden. "Fornekterne" blir pent nødt til å ta til vettet, også i USA.

Når det gjelder Tomra, har selskapet gjort det godt i sin 45-årige historie. Følelsen er likevel at det er først nå det virkelig begynner, for snakk om å ha truffet innerblinken og spille på lag med tidens og fremtidens aller sterkeste megatrend!

The plastic waste crisis is an opportunity for the US to get serious about recycling at home

August 17, 2018 11.16am BST
Redigert 17.08.2018 kl 17:40 Du må logge inn for å svare

Som dere kan lese, bruker kunden store ord for å beskrive Tomras markedsledende teknologi...

Third Tomra at SWEEEP Kuusakoski

WEEE reprocessor SWEEEP Kuusakoski, based in Kent, has taken delivery of its third TOMRA sorter.

SWEEEP say the sorter will work in tandem with its existing metal finder at a combined sorting rate of 6 tonnes per hour.

Tomra’s object recognition controls 960 air jets all primed to sort circuit board away from plastic. SWEEEP says the end result is an “exceptional level of sorting resolution, making it possible to identify even the finest particles with great precision.”

Tomra says its machine ensures that plant operators enjoy “both high throughput and constant superior quality output”.

Modular flexibility and Intelligent Object Recognition (IOR) means that the FINDER is adaptable across multiple applications within metal recovery segments.

Om denne Tomra-kunden, SWEEEP Kuusakoski:

Redigert 29.08.2018 kl 14:16 Du må logge inn for å svare

Sjekk ut mitt innlegg 16.08 på denne tråden som omhandler at Vietnam og Thailand har gjort som Kina og innført strenge importrestriksjoner når det gjelder plastavfall og annet avfall. Her en artikkel som forteller om konsekvensen av dette når det gjelder importen til Thailand. Situasjonen er altså at de vestlige nasjonene nå presses mer og mer for hver eneste dag som går til å samle inn, sortere og håndtere sitt eget avfall på en slik måte at de forskjellige plasttyper ere av en slik renhetsgrad at de kan resurkuleres i på hjemmebane eller alternativt kan eksporteres til andre nasjoner fordi de er av høy nok renhetsgrad.

Exports to Thailand collapse after ban

Posted on September 6, 2018
by Colin Staub

Thailand portA Thai policy restricting the import of scrap plastics has proved effective. U.S. scrap plastic exports to the country dropped by 94 percent after the ban took hold.

U.S. exporters sent 1.5 million pounds of recovered plastic to Thailand in July, the most recent month for which statistics are available. That’s a substantial decline from the 27.1 million pounds the U.S. shipped to Thailand in June, as well as the 41.6 million pounds sent in May.

The latest export figures were released Wednesday by the U.S. government.

Thai authorities in late June announced they would halt scrap plastic imports amid a rising volume of material stuck at ports. In late August, the government described plans to make the ban permanent within two years.

Overall, U.S. exporters sent 203.1 million pounds of scrap plastic to Thailand from January through July, up from 15.5 million pounds during that period in 2017.

The July 2018 figure is by far the lowest volume shipped from the U.S. to Thailand this year.

Elsewhere in the region

Vietnam and China both imported their lowest U.S.-sourced plastics volumes of the year in July.

Vietnam brought in 3.1 million pounds, down from 10.2 million pounds in June and significantly down from 38.9 million pounds in May. The drop accompanied growing interest by the Vietnamese government in restricting scrap plastic flowing into the country. Officials in July announced they would stop issuing new scrap import licenses.

China imported 5.5 million pounds of scrap plastic from the U.S. in July. It’s the lowest volume of the year and is down from the 7.3 million pounds of the material shipped to China the previous month. Overall, China has imported an average of 10.3 million pounds of scrap plastic from the U.S. per month this year.

Other Southeast Asian nations stayed fairly consistent in their U.S.-sourced imports in July

Redigert 09.09.2018 kl 23:28 Du må logge inn for å svare

Madrid satser som mange andre på Tomras markedsledende teknologi når det gjelder byens avfallshåndtering. 6 AUTOSORT-maskiner installert og tilfredsheten er så stor at man vurderer å installere flere. Dere får ta denne oversettelsen fra spansk som det den er, men budskapet er ikke til å misforstå. :)

The meadows treatment center is automated with TOMRA technology

This plant, which absorbs more than half of the total waste received in the Valdemingómez Technology Park, has been optimized treatment of packaging process

7/09/2018 Filed under: Waste , technology , Community of Madrid

The meadows treatment center processes the residue from both of the rest fraction and fraction container of the city of Madrid, with an annual capacity of 408,000 t-rest and 32,850 t of packaging.

Rangelands has four hand lines for the selection of recoverable materials, two of them ambivalent to work both with remainder fraction fraction container. Each of these lines of treatment of containers processed 7, 2t/h and 32,850 t/year of annual capacity.

The project, consisted in Automation of two of these lines for the treatment of the fraction container, with the possibility of also be used for the treatment of the remaining fraction. They have been installed six teams AUTOSORT TOMRA Sorting Recycling cascade. Two AUTOSORT (one on each line) are responsible for separating recyclable plastics and the brick of which is not reusable. Then other two units (one per line also) to separate the Polietielentereftalato (PET). Finally unifying the flow in a single line, where is located an AUTOSORT for HDPE and other spreading Brick, resulting the Mix by difference in the selection of the other teams.

The project has been carried out by STADLER, one of the companies of the market with greater experience in the field of classification and treatment for the waste industry plants. In the words of Luis Sánchez Vela, Director of STADLER Spain: "the result is very satisfactory. Our experience with the AUTOSORT teams is very positive in combination with mechanical preparation processes implemented by STADLER, since they are solid teams, but for easy handling, calibration, adjustment and maintenance; In addition, these optical separators offer excellent quality and recovery ratios. With these additions improves performance in the recovery of materials from Las Dehesas plant and the quality of the selected material, increasing efficiency. "."

Fernando Cortés Moreno, Manager of UTE Las Dehesas, ensures, moreover, that "it is a robust system, with flexibility to changes in the selection of material from each machine program. In addition, are fulfilling the guaranteed yields and efficiency, obtaining the necessary quality of materials for the fulfilment of the requirements".

AUTOSORT, a highly efficient team

And it is that AUTOSORT offers numerous advantages to the recycling sector, providing the latest technology in classification. It incorporates near-infrared (NIR) sensor, which recognizes the materials on the basis of the specific spectral properties, and visible spectrometry (VIS), which recognizes all colors of the visible spectrum. The combination of both sensors resulting in a team that, in a single modular universal classification system, responds well to basic needs as to other more complex, allowing the classification it simultaneously material and color. For the project in Las Dehesas, teams have only NIR sensor for the classification by material regardless of color.

"For convenience, installed a display system that allows to check the operation of the equipment without the need to see him own display each;" This allows to implement any change in a more optimal way and agile", says Fernando Cortés Moreno.

Fernando Cortés Moreno also highlights its easy maintenance: "To date, we can ensure that the basic maintenance is simple".
It is, therefore, very versatile teams offering various configuration options, easy to handle and that are well adapted to the needs of the client. In the view of Luis Sanchez Vela, "the simplicity of its management is very useful for the operator, who can change the configuration of the equipment without difficulty. This aspect is very advantageous since you can make the changes in materials to classify when necessary."

Needs covered

The meadows treatment center has, in addition to the treatment plant, a plant of composting, a crematory oven of dead animals, a landfill for non-hazardous waste, energy valorisation of biogas and leachate treatment plant produced in landfill. It is, therefore, a major complex that is essential to the daily functioning.

In this respect, the collaboration between STADLER and TOMRA is highly reliable and professional, both when installing the first of the after-sales service of the second response.

"The installation of the equipment and the implementation of them done in a short space of time with a few clearly satisfactory results. And on the rare occasion that has been needed after-sales service to date, this has responded perfectly", says Fernando Cortés Moreno. "All these advantages, make that they are are considering options for the automation of the two remaining lines for the treatment of the rest fraction", concludes.
Redigert 09.09.2018 kl 23:55 Du må logge inn for å svare

Norge og miljøvernminister Ola Elvestuen deler ut leggspark til rike nasjoner som måtte drømme om å fortsette "å stikke hodet i sanden" og eksportere sitt plastavfall til andre deler av verden i stedet for å begynne å håndtere det på en seriøs og bærekraftig måte på hjemmebane!

Plast for første gang definert som «farlig avfall»

Etter forslag fra Norge blir plast tatt inn Baselkonvensjonen, den internasjonale avtalen som regulerer hvordan man skal behandle farlig avfall i verden.

Kristian Elster
Publisert 7. sep. kl. 22:42 Oppdatert i går kl. 23:44

– Det er ingen tvil om at dette er et av de viktigste gjennombruddene i kampen mot forsøpling av havet, sier klima- og miljøminister Ola Elvestuen til NRK.

Baselkonvensjonen har frem til nå først og fremst dreid seg om eksport av giftig avfall over landegrenser.

Nå er altså plast tatt i definisjonen av farlig avfall, noe som vil føre til at det er langt lettere å regulere handel med plast.

Elvestuen sier Norge at har vært den viktigste pådriveren bak vedtaket i Genève.

– Det er Norge som har vært forslagsstiller på de fleste forslagene, sier han.

185 land og EU

Vedtaket ble gjort på et møte i Baselkonvensjonen stående arbeidsgruppe i Genève denne uken. Formelt må det vedtas på et større møte i april/mai neste år før det kan tre i kraft, men det skal være en formalitet.

Baselkonvensjonen, som ble inngått helt tilbake i 1989, er en av de eldste miljøkonvensjonene.

Den skal beskytte mennesker og miljø mot negative effekter fra avfall, i tillegg til transport av farlig avfall over landegrensene.

185 land og EU har ratifisert avtalen, mens USA har undertegnet, men ikke ratifisert den

Stor handel med plast

Det er i dag en stor internasjonal handel med plastavfall, med tilhørende risiko for at deler av dette havner på avveie og dermed til slutt havner i miljøet og i verdenshavene.

Anslag går ut på at åtte millioner tonn plast hvert år havner i verdenshavene. Ifølge World Economic Forum vil det innen 2050 være mer plastsøppel i verdenshavene enn fisk dersom utviklingen fortsetter.

– Oppgaven er fryktelig stor. Plast i havet er blant de raskest voksende miljøproblemene, sier Elvestuen..

havet ikke minskes, vil det være mer plast i havet enn…

Frykter dumping i fattige land

Kina har vært verdens største importør av plast i over 25 år, og har siden 1992 mottatt rundt 106 millioner tonn til resirkulering, skriver NPR.

Fra nyttår sluttet Kina å motta plast, noe som kan føre til at store mengder plast vil bli sendt til fattige land.

Ved å få inn plast i Baselkonvensjonen blir det derfor lettere å kontrollere den internasjonale plasthandelen og forhindre at den dumpes i fattige land.

– I praksis vil dette si at det blir bedre kontroll med og overvåking av handel med plast, noe som forhåpentligvis kan føre til at mindre av det plastsøppelet som blir omsatt i verden i dag havner på åpne fyllinger i utviklingsland, sier leder for global politikk mot havplast i WWF, Eirik Lindebjerg, til NRK.

Kjempe nyheter for Tomra og resten av verden!! Har stor tro på at uken blir storartet for oss Tomra aksjonærer!!!


Dessverre ingen god start. Nedturen sent på fredag fortsatte. Vi var faktisk over 188 kr en stund der på fredag. La oss håpe det snur.
10.09.2018 kl 23:03 6441

Selvfølgelig snur det. Nå har aksjen gått noen kroner fra starten av august, og da er det naturlig at det kommer litt i bølger. Tomra kommer når den kommer, og da er det bare å smile hele veien til banken. Tomras ferd har så vidt begynt globalt. Flere og flere stater ser at plastsøppel må gjøres noe med, og Tomra er enestående når det kommer til resirkulering på verdensbasis. Tomra blir norges svar på IKEA - en stor bedrift som kommer til å generere mange arbeidsplasser rundt om i verden.

Når det gjelder dette, må jeg innrømme at jeg var litt fristet til å opprette ny trådstart med utropstegn. Ved nærmere ettertanke og ettersom dette er en kinesisk artikkel som er oversatt til engelsk, velger jeg likevel å holde det internt i "foreningen" og poste det her på resirkuleringstråden.

Som dere kan lese er Tomra involvert i et joint venture som skal bygge et gedigent resirkuleringsanlegg i Uygur-regionen i Kina som har 25 millioner innbyggere. Planene er videre at 50 (!!!) slike ressurssentere skal bygges rundt omkring i Kina frem til 2020. Jeg sier ikke mer. Her har dere det! Tolk det selv, det gjør dere helt sikkert like godt som meg.

Yingchuang invested in the construction of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Circular Economy Industrial Park Project

2018-09-12 12:12TOM

As a total solution provider for recycling of renewable resources, Beijing Yingchuang Recycling Resources Recycling Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Yingchuang) focuses on introducing Internet technology into the field of renewable resources, and the world's leading recycling equipment and industrial sorting operator Norwegian pottery TOMRA Group has established a joint venture. At present, the recycling machine has been put into 6,000 units in more than 20 cities and regions across the country, and has been exported to more than 60 countries and regions around the world. At the same time, Yingchuang is the only company in China that can produce food grade recycled polyester chips. The production process has reached the international standards of the US FDA and the International Life Sciences Society (ILSI), and has been certified by Coca-Cola and other companies. The factory is now relocated to Tianjin Baodi. Production resumed in 2019.

Yingchuang is a leading enterprise in the national pilot demonstration park for circular transformation, and is committed to designing and constructing a modern circular economy industrial park. It is expected to achieve important breakthroughs. Yingchuang plans to invest 2.3 billion yuan to jointly build a corps-level circular economy industrial park project with Xinjiang Senhui United Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. The completion of the project will effectively promote the agglomeration and development of renewable resources recycling industry in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and accelerate the formation of a resource recycling system covering the whole of Xinjiang. With the establishment of the Xinjiang Bingtuan-level Circular Economy Industrial Park project, Yingchuang will focus on creating a new model of green recycling industry for renewable resources, adding momentum to promoting the construction of ecological civilization in Xinjiang and stimulating local economic development.

On October 29, 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission issued the “Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Construction of Resource Recycling Bases – Development and Reform Office [2017] No. 1778”, and plans to build 50 resource circulations nationwide by 2020. By using the base, the utilization rate of waste resources in the base service area is increased by 30%. The opinion clearly pointed out that the resource recycling base is an important way to significantly improve the efficiency of urban resource utilization, and can promote the unified construction, unified operation and unified supervision of pollution prevention and control facilities, and achieve high-level utilization of waste.

According to the project plan, Yingchuang plans to build a first-class plastic recycling economic industrial park covering an area of ​​250 mu and an annual production capacity of 350,000 tons in Wujiaqu Industrial Park, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will establish a recycling, recycling, recycling and recycling system for waste plastics covering the entire autonomous region, with the recycling industry as the center of the circular economy industrial park, and expand the recycling industry to a multi-category. Renewable resources, built a centralized processing platform to undertake the recycling of renewable resources in the autonomous region.

After the completion of the Circular Economy Industrial Park of Wujiaqu Industrial Park in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, it will bring huge energy-saving and emission-reducing effects to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and its surrounding areas. The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region covers an area of ​​1.66 million square kilometers. At the end of 2017, the resident population of the whole district was 24,446,700. According to the annual recycling of 350,000 tons of waste plastics, it can reduce the oil exploitation by more than 500,000 tons, or plant 2.92 million trees and reduce emissions. 10,000 tons of CO2 and less than 70,000 tons of coal.

It is understood that Yingchuang has been committed to the construction of the entire industry chain of resource recycling, and has rich practical experience in building a diversified cooperative development model, improving industrial effectiveness and achieving intensive development. In 2016, Yingchuang invested in the “4.0 Industrial Park”, which is a fusion of production and city in Tianjin Baodi, and vigorously promoted the innovation and implementation of the integration of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in the circular economy industry. In the future, Yingchuang will continue to work on the further exploration of the circular economy industrial park model and replicate it throughout the country.

13.09.2018 kl 00:05 6277

Det gir jo en god forklaring på den ville oppgangen vi så i går. Ikke overraskende inntar Tomra større og større markedsandeler. Dette kommer bare til å fortsette, så jeg vil råde alle nervøse småsparere som ser etter en sikker case med stabil vekst om å invistere i Tomra. Det finnes nok av caser som kanskje gir raskere penger, men det skal godt gjøres å finne noen caser som er så stabile og som kommer til å ha en formidabel oppgang de neste år.

Som vanlig kommentatoren - du graver opp mye nyttig info som er en fryd å lese.

Tommelen opp!!


Takk for hyggelige ord. Er en ren fornøyelse å grave frem og dele nyheter om dette selskapet. Veldig enig i det du skriver exuptro. I Tomra får man godt eierskap, topp ledelse, soliditet, utbytte og ja kjempevekst i årene som kommer, tror jeg. Og begynner hjulene nå virkelig å rulle i det folkerike, kinesiske samfunnet, som gjennomgår og skal gjennomgå enorme moderniseringsprosesser, slik man får inntrykk av her (se mitt forrige innlegg på denne tråden) , ja da...
Redigert 13.09.2018 kl 12:09 Du må logge inn for å svare

Blir spennende å se hva den britiske regjeringen legger frem om kort tid, for å stimulere resirkulering. Bedrifter vil få pålegg når det gjelder gjenvinning av innpakning, og skattesystemet vil også bli tatt i bruk. Som klar global markedsleder både innen innsamlings- og resirkuleringsteknologi, er selvsagt Tomra glimrende posisjonert til å profittere når selskapene blir tvunget til å investere for tilfredsstille myndighetenes krav med henblikk på å resirkulere ikke bare plastflasker og aluminiumsbokser, men også andre former for innpakning/embalasje.

RWM highlights: UK has a ‘pretty comprehensive’ strategy

RecyclingInternational – September 17, 2018

The UK’s upcoming strategy for recycling and resource efficiency is expected to stimulate stronger markets for secondary materials, including more recycling by businesses, when it is published later this year.

Comments from the resource minister Therese Coffey and others in the past few days have indicated that preparation of the Government’s resource and waste strategy is in the final stages. The release date will be after the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s next Budget because it is expected to include taxation measures to tackle single-use plastics.

Coffey told a Parliamentary hearing that the strategy was ‘pretty comprehensive’. One element is reform of the packaging recovery note (PRN) system the UK uses as part of its producer responsibility compliance scheme.

She said: ‘The benefit of what we’re trying to do with PRN reform is to stimulate the secondary markets, which will help councils in the consideration of what they do with waste. At the moment the only secondary market that works really well is the one for PET’.

The minister said new policies would be aiming to boost the recycling of commercial waste. ‘We certainly want to see businesses themselves [doing] more and we shall certainly be pushing that. We are conscious more needs to be done and that will included specifically in the strategy’.

Coffey also anticipated there would be an increase in domestic processing and said there was no wish to ‘massively’ increase incineration because there was already sufficient capacity.

The new strategy was a constant theme at the RWM event in Birmingham on September 12-13, the biggest event in the UK recycling sector.
Redigert 19.09.2018 kl 19:00 Du må logge inn for å svare

I går kveld slo Lyon Manchester City på bortebane i Champions League. I dag tar Tomra storeslem i Lyon! :)

Dette fransk nettstedet er kun for abonnenter, men intro'en gir oss likevel den informasjon vi trenger: Begge vinnerne av anbudet for søppelsorteringen i stor-Lyon velger å installere Tomras sorteringsteknologi fordi denne (som den eneste i markedet [min anmerkning]) tilfredsstiller de nye kravene til oppnådd renhetsgrad ved sortering av plast!

Det er nesten så man må spørre seg; hvem kommer ikke til å velge Tomras sorteringsteknologi ved konstruksjon av tilsvarende moderne anlegg for avfallshåndtering rundt omkring på kloden...??? Skjerpede krav til gjenvinning når det gjelder avfallshåndtering, kommer selvsagt overalt.


Recycling: Greater Lyon sorting centers adopt the same optical sorting

Michel Deprost - the September 20, 2018

The Paprec and Nicollin groups, winners of the Grand Lyon call for tenders for the sorting of their selective collections, will Tomra sorting France's optical sorting technologies. The Norwegian company, which has been operating for 10 years in Montpellier, offers an innovation that meets the new sorting requirements for recycling plastics.

Redigert 20.09.2018 kl 14:21 Du må logge inn for å svare

Her har jeg gleden av å presentere mye mer kjøtt på beinet sammenlignet mitt forrige innlegg på tråden torsdag (innlegget før dette) om Tomras brakseier når det gjelder søppelhåndteringen i den franske byen Lyon.

Den ene anbudsvinnende entreprenøren (Paprec) skal installere femten TOMRA AUTOSORT 4 Touch maskiner i sitt nybygde anlegg mens den andre (Nicollin) skal installere fire TOMRA AUTOSORT 4 Touch maskiner i sitt moderniserte anlegg, og franskmennen har mye pent å si om kvaliteten på teknologien de har gått til anskaffelse av!

TOMRA technology thread all of the selective collection of the Grand Lyon

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018 16:49

World leader in optical sorting technologies, TOMRA Sorting France will provide the Paprec group and group Nicollin optical sorting of cutting-edge solutions that equip two sorting centres they will respectively to build and modernise to ensure sorting selective collection of Grand Lyon. The two plants are planned to implement the sorting of all plastics, which collection should be extended to the whole of the territory of the metropolis.

At a time when all french sorting centres gradually adapt to the entry into force of the extension of the instructions of sorting of the selective collection in all of plastic packaging, greater Lyon announced in July its decision to entrust to groups Paprec and Nicollin sorting waste from separate collection of the 1.37 million inhabitants of the city of Lyon for the next seven years, is 68 000 t/year.

The Paprec group, which will pay 60% of this volume (41 000 t), invests 25 M€ in the creation of a hub of 60 000 t/year to Saint-Priest. This new unit will be the largest group in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and will be operational in July 2019. Nicollin on its side will deal with the remaining 40% (or 27 000 t) in his Saint-Fons sorting center, and will invest 4 M€ to modernise it and increase its capacity to 40 000 t/year by the end of March 2019. The two operators, who are committed on a minimum overall valuation of 95% of the incoming material rate, have appealed to TOMRA Sorting to equip these factories in sorting machines optical guarantee this result.

As part of the extension of the instructions of all plastics sorting, we propose to sort up to resin, indicates Christophe Mallevays, Director of the service communities Paprec and national Director of the sort of selective collection.» Citeo ask the cash centers sort movies and three streams of rigid plastics (Clear PET, HDPE/PP and says stream 'development' containing four materials: PET dark, trays, PS and opaque PET) . We propose to sort this last feeds directly in situ to produce seven flow of quality rigid plastics. This is perhaps what tipped the balance, because allows us to offer a very high recovery rate and to avoid a step in surtri for the Grand'.

The heart of the sort string of Paprec, designed by the property manager Aktid, plant will consist of fifteen optical sorting AUTOSORT 4 Touch of TOMRA machines, representing a total width of processing more than 40 m, with a rate of less than 500 kg load / h / m wide .

At Nicollin, sorting line designed by Hofmann will integrate four AUTOSORT 4 Touch of 2.8 m, which will treat light packaging and multi-material flows to extract 9 flows (newspapers magazines magazines, cartons, bricks food, papers mixed boxes, steel, aluminum, clear PET, dark PET, HDPE and the specific request of the community with regard to the new record of plastic sorting).

"Now need to sort the PET trays mono layer (type pastry) these two sorting centres will be equipped with new technology Sharp Eye.» The sorting of paper lines will be equipped with machines binary in order to optimize the quality of the outgoing stream. Forever more comfort, all TOMRA machines will be equipped with the VBC system allowing to position the valves on the bridge of maintenance for more security and ease of maintenance", indicates Frédéric Durand, Director General of TOMRA Sorting France.

"We are very satisfied with our collaboration with TOMRA in Cannes on a center of 36 000 t/year, and in particular the lack of influence of temperature on the results of sorting changes.» For Lyon, on a much more important center, we wanted binaries and wide machines which we know reliability to maximize value. With TOMRA, we take no risk' says Christophe Mallevays.

'With experience of over 19 years on the sort of selective collection of greater Lyon, our society has always tried to stay at the forefront of innovation by choosing the techniques and the best tools on the market. It is for this reason that we have trusted the professionalism of Hofmann and TOMRA," said Hocine Atek, Nicollin of Saint-Fons Center Director.

"We are very proud of the confidence the groups Paprec and Nicollin TOMRA and its technologies. By sorting all of the selective collection of the Grand Lyon as soon as 2019, the AUTOSORT of TOMRA machines will bring an indisputable contribution to the improvement of packaging development and especially Plastics', concludes Frédéric Durand.
Redigert 24.09.2018 kl 23:41 Du må logge inn for å svare

Har berørt begge disse kjempestore nyhetene i tidligere innlegg på denne tråden (oversatte artikler fra henholdsvis spansk og fransk). I etterkant har Tomra publisert begge nyhetene på sine hjemmesider.

Legg (godt) merke til at denne spanske Tomra-kunden i Madrid opererer 128 avfallshåndteringsanlegg rundt omkring i Spania og er meget fornøyd etter installeringen av Tomras AUTOSORT maskiner. Stort potensial for ytterligere installasjoner, tenker jeg.


URBASER, the environmental management company with 128 plants in different Spanish cities, has automated two lines at the Las Dehesas Waste Treatment Centre through the incorporation of six AUTOSORT units. The facility, which receives over half the waste sent to Valdemingómez Technology Park, has optimised its packaging treatment process through the implementation of STADLER and TOMRA technology, supported by the experience of URBASER.


TOMRA Sorting France, the world leader in optical sorting technologies, has been chosen to supply the Paprec Group and Groupe Nicollin with advanced solutions to sort 68,000 tons of mixed household waste per year from the 1.4 million inhabitants of the Grand Lyon metropolitan area.


TOMRA was a no-risk choice

Christophe Mallevays, Director of Paprec’s Communities Department and National Director of sorting selective collections, said: “Citeo requires the sorting plants to sort the films and three rigid plastic streams. These are clear PET, HDPE/PP, and a stream called "development" containing four materials: dark PET, trays, PS and opaque PET. We plan to directly sort this last stream in situ, to obtain seven streams of rigid plastics quality. This allows us to offer a very high valuation and avoid an over-sorting step for the Grand Lyon.

“We are very satisfied with our collaboration with TOMRA at a 36,000 tons-per-year plant in Cannes, including the consistency of sorting results despite temperature variations. For Lyon, which is a much larger center, we wanted binary machines, large width, and reliability to maximize the investment. With TOMRA, we know we are not taking risks."

Hocine Atek, director of the Nicollin Center in Saint-Fons, said: “With more than 19 years of experience in sorting the Grand Lyon's selective waste collection, our company has always tried to remain at the forefront of innovation by choosing the most efficient techniques and equipment on the market. That's why we trusted the professionalism of Hofmann and TOMRA.”
Redigert 02.10.2018 kl 15:27 Du må logge inn for å svare

Her noen artikler som lett hjelper oss å forstå at eksport av plastikkavfall fra den rike verden til asiatiske nasjoner i praksis allerede har brutt sammen. Kina sa stopp 01.01.2018 og i ettertid har også Vietnam og Thailand innført importrestriksjoner så nå overdynges Malaysia med de rikes søppel som en siste krampetrekning. Fasiten er selvsagt at den rike verden nå fremover må håndtere, samle inn, sortere og resirkulere sitt eget plastavfall, og Tomra har teknologien de trenger til dette. Også det internasjonale energibyrået IEA har slått alarm og advarer på det sterkeste om at noe må gjøres i en Bloomberg-artikkel. Den siste av de fire artiklene nedenfor om plastavfallsproblemet i Hong Kong, illustrerer hvor belastende dette er for selskap som Coca-Cola, Vita. Pepsi Cola, Evian m.fl. Det sier seg selv at deres brands ikke tåler å bli assosiert med denne apokalypsen nå som plastforurensningsproblemet endelig har fått den oppmerksomheten det fortjener i det offentlige rom så noe må gjøres og løsninger vil komme over hele kloden, og Tomra har altså teknologien som kreves.

European waste plastics increasingly exported to Malaysia, Vietnam and Turkey


The new Chinese "environmental protection standards for imported waste as raw material" have fundamentally altered international trade flows for waste plastics.

Huge rise in US plastic waste shipments to poor countries following China ban

Fri 5 Oct 2018 07.00 BST Last modified on Fri 5 Oct 2018 07.01 BST

Beijing’s crackdown on foreign waste prompts redirection of US recycling to developing countries in south-east Asia


Plastic Waste in the World's Oceans Could Double by 2030

By Alexander Kwiatkowski
5 October 2018, 10:10 CEST

> IEA warns of "starkly unacceptable" scenario as demand grows

> Agency says recycling, waste management need to improve

The International Energy Agency has a sobering warning about the health of the world’s oceans.

The total amount of oceanic plastic waste is likely to more than double by 2030, and then keep getting worse, if action isn’t taken now, according to projections by the Paris-based organization in a report published Friday.

Almost quarter of plastic bottles washed up on Hong Kong beaches come from Coca-Cola Company

Study finds 23.4 per cent of containers picked up in clean-up operations this summer belonged to Coca-Cola brands, followed closely by Vita at 21 per cent

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 October, 2018, 10:01am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 October, 2018, 3:35pm

Almost a quarter of plastic bottles washed up on Hong Kong beaches come from the Coca-Cola Company, according to a survey by a local green group, which is urging producers to take responsibility for the problem.

The Green Earth organised 14 beach cleaning campaigns across the city this summer and found 328 of the 1,404 bottles it collected belonged to Coca-Cola brands.

At 23.4 per cent, the share was the highest of all producers.

“We do beach cleaning every year and the amount of ocean waste keeps growing,” said Hahn Chu Hon-keung, the group’s director of environmental advocacy. “People dropping the bottles are of course lacking in civic virtue, but do producers have a responsibility?”

Twenty brands come under the Coca-Cola umbrella in Hong Kong, including Bonaqua, Minute Maid and Aquarius.

Vita accounted for 21 per cent, and Cool 11.4 per cent.

Unilever topped a similar study carried out at beaches in the Philippines, and PepsiCo accounted for the most bottles in India, the group said, citing data from the Break Free From Plastic movement.
Redigert 06.10.2018 kl 21:48 Du må logge inn for å svare

Tomra jakter "The Holy Grail" innen sortering av plast for resirkulering sammen med størrrelser som Procter & Gamble m.fl., og deltar også i PRISM prosjektet. Dette er avanserte greier, men man forstår lett hvilken storspiller Tomra faktisk er innen industrien som jobber med henblikk på mest mulig effektiv resirkulering av de mange forskjellige plastyper som finnes, men som må resirkuleres hver for seg og ikke kan resirkuleres blandet.


BY TIM SYKES 8 October 2018


With big stakeholders such as P&G and TOMRA already showing interest, and converters such as Multivac already producing prototypes, it seems the value chain has taken note of this point.


The Holy Grail project is one such collaborative effort, focusing on solutions for improved sorting efficiencies and setting standards for tracer and watermark solutions. As part of the initiative TOMRA is helping assess the technical feasibility of new sorting technologies. TOMRA has also been involved in the PRISM project, along with partners including Nextek, Brunel University, CCL, Mirage Inks, Cleantech Europe and WRAP. PRISM has developed coded labels using non-rare earth based luminescent compounds as well as materials recovered from fluorescent lamp recycling. In addition to assisting recovery of PP food packaging, HDPE milk bottles and sleeved PET, it is envisaged that the technology will open up new markets for recovered fluorescent compounds.
Redigert 09.10.2018 kl 22:16 Du må logge inn for å svare

Hvis man ser nyheter i norske media om Tomra, er disse uten unntak knyttet til selskapets pantevirksomhet, men i 2.kvartal 2018 bidro sorteringsvirksomheten hårfint mer enn pantevirksomheten til Tomras topplinje. Nå lanseres nok en kjempenyhet fra magikerne i Tomra Sorting Solutions. Jeg tror bestemt man bør merke seg at sjefen i Tomra Sorting Solutions Volker Rehrmann sa "jeg skal være beskjeden og sier at målsetningen fremover er å opprettholde vår globale markedsandel på 60% innen sortering for resirkulering", under Tomras Capital Markets Day 21.september! Ambisjonene er med andre ord enda større, og dette er et forretningsområde kjennetegnet av ekstremvekst!

I pressemeldingen under kan man blant annet lese dette: "There is no other technology on the market like this – and now that X-TRACT is available in a wider range of customized application packages, more businesses can take advantage of it.”!!!


Software innovation achieves even higher levels of accuracy, complementing X-ray-based density-detection with the prioritization of single object processing and area processing

15 October 2018

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced a new-generation X-TRACT machine with innovative Dual Processing Technology which enhances final purity levels; multi-density channels to enable more precise classification and sorting of materials; and a broad range of application packages.

Valerio Sama, Vice President and Head of Product Management Recycling, commented: “With X-ray transmission technology to assess materials according to their density, X-TRACT was already capable of delivering exceptional sorting performance. TOMRA’s innovative and unique Dual Processing Technology adds even more accuracy to material recognition and sorting. There is no other technology on the market like this – and now that X-TRACT is available in a wider range of customized application packages, more businesses can take advantage of it.”

X-TRACT is best known for the sorting of Zorba (shredded mixed nonferrous scrap metals) into aluminum and mixed heavy metals but is now available in five different application packages: the E-Scrap, Organic, Wood, Aluminum, and High Power Pack.

Each Pack optimizes the machine’s performance for specific sorting tasks by precisely tailoring sensor and X-ray set-up. Application packages also have tailored mechanical specifications, fine-tuned to the user’s needs. Some users, for example, need higher material throughputs than others, and some sort heavier materials.”

Dual Processing Technology and multiple density channels
X-TRACT employs X-ray transmission (XRT) technology to sort materials according to differences in their density. Broad-band radiation penetrates the material to provide spectral absorption information which is then measured with a highly sensitive X-ray camera to identify the atomic density of the material, regardless of its thickness.

The Dual Processing Technology enables X-TRACT to distinguish between overlapping objects on the sorting line, a particularly useful advantage when lines are running higher throughputs. This advantage has been made possible by the development of sophisticated software, which can detect and prioritize between single object processing and area processing. X-TRACT is the only machine capable of this.

The introduction of multi-density channels is also a useful advance. Previous X-TRACT models sorted material according to two classes, separating it into high-density and low-density fractions. The new X-TRACT features multiple density channels, allowing a greater number of classes for separating materials according to density, with the maximum precision.

TOMRA has also improved X-TRACT with the new TOMRA ACT. This intuitive user interface enables the setting of several user-levels. TOMRA ACT is placed to optimize the sort and shows operators the most relevant real-time process data at a glance. This information improves monitoring and enables fast adjustments at any time, so the operator is always in control.
Redigert 16.10.2018 kl 19:34 Du må logge inn for å svare

Som påpekt gjentatte ganger er den rike verdens dumping av plastavfall i asiatiske nasjoner preget av krampetrekninger og i sluttfasen. Nå følger Malaysia i Kinas, Vietnams og Thailands fortspor og setter foten ned. Som Tomras CEO Stefan Ranstrand påpeker, er det ingen vei utenom. Verdens rike nasjoner må nå samle inn, sortere, rengjøre og resirkulere sitt eget plastavfall. Det er bare å gjøre det. Da må det investeres og Tomra vil profitere. Profitere i stor skala!

Malaysia bans waste imports as Australia battles recycling crisis

By James Massola & Amilia Rosa
Updated22 October 2018 — 7:16amfirst published 21 October 2018 — 12:01am

Tomra er på offensiven i Skottland når det gjelder pantesystemet skottene skal bygge. Man kan lese mer om det på denne tråden:

Men det kan bli mye mer enn pantesystem å henge fingrene i for Tomra i Skottland. Ambisiøse skotter har nemlig også ambisjoner om å bli verdensledende innen ressurshåndtering og resirkulering. Vær klar over at begrepene avfall og boss rekordraskt nå erstattes av begrepet ressurs, på stadig nye områder. Tomra har 60% global markedsandel når det gjelder Sorting Recycling (sortering for resirkulering), og sorteringssjef Volker Rehrmann sa under Capital Markets Day 21.september at jeg skal være beskjeden og si at vi satser på å beholde en global markedsandel på 60%. Det skinte altså igjennom at han egentlig tror på en enda høyere markedsandel...


By Kate Dickinson | 1 November 2018 |

Adopting circular business practises in Scotland could be worth £1 billion to two regions alone, according to reports released yesterday (31 October).
Tayside, a region including Dundee and Perth, could see around a £400-million boost to its local economy if it adopts a circular approach to business, while £625 million of potential value is predicted for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland.

The figures come from two reports by the Scottish Government-funded circular economy organisation Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), looking into the potential benefits of a circular economy in the cities and regions of Scotland, moving away from a traditional linear model of production, consumption and disposal towards a model where waste is diminished and natural resources are kept in use at a high value for as long as possible, through reuse, repair and remanufacture.

According to ZWS, a ‘cities and regions’ approach to implementing a circular economy is beneficial because it enables plans to be tailored to the different specialisms and resource bases of different regions. Key circular economy opportunities in both regions were identified in the construction, energy infrastructure, manufacturing and food and drink sectors.

For example, Tayside accounts for 70 per cent of the total land in Scotland used for growing soft fruit, and 49 per cent of land for growing potatoes – by-products and leftovers from these industries constitute ‘significant’ amounts of biomass and potential feedstock that could be recovered rather than going to waste.

In both Tayside and Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, a significant proportion of the potential economic benefit is located in the construction and built environment sector. Around £238 million is said to be achievable for the latter region in this industry, through measures such as designing new buildings with longevity and easy of maintenance in mind, repurposing obsolete or underused buildings for new, minimising waste and reusing materials.

The reports, produced in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce, were launched by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Circular Economy Hotspot 2018, an annual gathering of international experts in the circular economy, held in Glasgow on 31 October.

Sturgeon said: “These reports show the exciting potential of a circular economy where reducing waste and investing in keeping materials in circulation for as long as possible can release an estimated £1 billion of economic opportunities for Tayside, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. This demonstrates the overall scale of the opportunity for Scotland.

“Scotland is already leading the way with its ambitious and challenging targets for recycling which are above and beyond the EU targets. However, we want the narrative to move beyond recycling to reuse, repair and remanufacturing of items. In this light, we are currently considering next steps for introducing a deposit return scheme which will help us achieve our ambitions.”


By Kate Dickinson | 2 November 2018 |

Glasgow has announced ambitions to become Scotland’s ‘first circular city’, with plans to publish a ‘route map’ to circularity next year.

The announcement came at this year’s Circular Economy Hotspot, an international conference focused on sharing knowledge and ideas around the circular economy. Sustainable business practices across Scotland were showcased at the event, which was held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow (30 October – 1 November).

Glasgow City Council has said it is aiming both to reduce the amount of waste it produces, and to focus on reusing all waste that is generated. Its ‘Circular Economy Route Map’, to be published in 2019, will focus on five key areas: food, textiles, energy, plastics and the built environment. One specific commitment announced at the Hotspot event was for 15 per cent of the city’s homes to be powered by renewable energy by 2030.

Driving the move towards a circular economy in the city is Circular Glasgow, a project launched in 2017 in partnership with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Zero Waste Scotland and Circle Economy, and funded with help from the European Regional Development Fund.


Commenting on the new circular commitment for Glasgow, Councillor Susan Aitken said: “The First Minister has announced today that the opportunity for Scotland in embracing the circular economy runs into the billions of pounds. I want Glasgow to be at the forefront of seizing that opportunity.
“The work done by the Chamber of Commerce and Zero Waste Scotland in Circular Glasgow has already put us far ahead of most of our competitors but the opportunities really are limitless. Our Route Map will point a way to building better homes and communities, reducing food insecurity and playing our part in dealing with the world’s addiction to single-use plastic.

Sugen på et besøk hos Tomra Sorting Solutions i Mülheim Kärlich, Koblenz, Tyskland? I gårsdagens episode av TV-programmet "Natürlich" som sendes på kanalen SWR (ARD) fikk seerne bli med dit og traff blant andre sjefen i Tomra Sorting Solutions Volker Rehrmann: Når skal vi forresten få oppleve at NRK eller TV2 avlegger et besøk hos den soleklare globale markedslederen innen sirkulær økonomi (circular economy) Tomra Systems? Sirkulær økonomi er jo snart på alles lepper... Vel, vi får se. Er dere interessert i å se innslaget om Tomra i "Natürlich", som er på tysk, finner dere det fra 00.15:40 til 00:20:10 i sendingen som det er linket til nedenfor.
Redigert 14.11.2018 kl 22:10 Du må logge inn for å svare
14.11.2018 kl 22:43 4282

Takk Kommrntatoren - Glimrende link! Instruktiv og positiv innslag som er kjempegod merkevarebygging av Tomra i ett av de viktigste teknologiske og miljøbevisste industriland.

Dette er interessant! Her lukter det nemlig ganske sterkt av Tomra i kulissene. Skottland er som kjent neste europeiske land ut med pantesystem, og Tomra er aktive i den forbindelse. Mer om det på denne tråden:

Jeg tenker altså at Tomra har hjulpet skotske politikere till å skjønne verdien av å starte opp med resirkulering av plastavfall jo før jo heller nå som "dumpingplassene" i Sørøst-Asia for dette avfallet er stengt/stenges. Det finnes jo ikke alternativer heller når det ikke lenger finnes steder å dumpe avfallet... Hva betyr så slike resirkuleringsanlegg for Tomra? Mye, ettersom det er Tomra som besitter "state of the art" teknologien for sortering av blandet plastavfall. Personlig ser jeg ikke alternativer til det skottene her setter i gang, noe sted på kloden så i mine øyne er vekstpotensialet for Tomra på dette området helt ekstremt!

Scottish Tories propose plastic recycling plant

Written by David McPhee - 13/11/2018 6:00 am

The Scottish Conservative Party has announced a proposal for a new plastic recycling and waste plant.

The new proposals would look to create jobs while retaining the value of Scottish waste, much of which is exported to China.

A proposal briefing, seen by Energy Voice, claims the plans would “allow Scottish waste to be treated as a valuable resource with the value retained in the Scottish economy”.

The plans also suggest that the plant would “add new recycling/waste treatment capacity to relieve pressure on local authorities/businesses stockpiling plastic” and potentially open up new opportunities “such as drawing in material from the North of England”.

Friends of the Earth scotland director Dr Richard Dixon said: “We welcome the Scottish Tories proposal for a plastic recycling plant in Scotland. It could work in tandem with the forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme and inject fresh impetus into Scotland’s drive towards a circular economy.

“Having dedicated recycling facilities in Scotland will cut down on emissions and costs of transporting materials as well as providing jobs and clear signal of intent on reducing waste.

“As the public pressure mounts to reduce the amount of plastic we use, Grangemouth will start to see a drop in the demand for plastic and the industrial area there starts to look like the obvious place to house a plastics recycling plant in the future.

“Scotland must also tackle plastic pollution at source by preventing its creation by getting to grips with industrial plastic pollution from manufacturing sites. The Scottish Government should also continue actions that help to cut down on our use of unnecessary single-use plastic items such as straws, cotton buds and coffee cups.”

The Scottish Conservatives have called for the construction of a plastics recycling plant in the country to deal with “vast” quantities of material now exported to Asia.

Shadow Scottish environment secretary Maurice Golden said: “We all need to be more conscious of the waste we create and the importance of recycling.

“A Scottish plastics recycling plant would help to recycle a valuable resource, create jobs and help to ensure that no plastics from Scotland end up polluting our oceans.”

The Tories said vast quantities of Scottish plastic waste are exported rather than recycled in Scotland, where a new plant could create jobs and ensure the plastic was not dropped into oceans.

This would allow Scotland to treat its waste as a resource whose value was retained in the economy and could draw in material from the north of England.

Her er tre artikler om hvordan det nå jobbes innen industrien for å gjøre plastembalasje 100% resirkulerbar for å unngå å bli rammet av avgifter. Tomra står selvfølgelig klar med den beste teknologien. Det være seg om embalasjen skal samles inn gjennom pantemaskiner eller sorteres fra hverandre i blandet plastavfall.

Forbedret margarinemballasje sikrer gjenvinning

/ 2018-11-14 09:32:27


14 November 2018

Recycled, reused or composted - Danone announce trio of actions to be fully circular by 2025.

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 9:30:00 AM
Redigert 15.11.2018 kl 19:53 Du må logge inn for å svare

Nok en imponerende susksesshistorie. Denne gang innen metalgjenvinning i Buffalo, New York.


TOMRA Equipment featured at WENDT Tech Center

December 3, 2018

TOMRA Sorting Recycling, supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment, recently installed multiple sorting technologies in the new metal sorting plant at WENDT CORPORATION's Buffalo, N.Y., Technology Center. The new WENDT plant features the latest technologies and processes for cleaning, sorting, and upgrading shredded non-ferrous metals, such as zorba and zurik.

At the heart of the sorting circuit currently lies two TOMRA sensor-based sorters - COMBISENSE and X-TRACT - for metals cleaning, mixed metals sorting, aluminum upgrading and quality control of various shredded aluminum feed material. In Q4 of 2018, WENDT will install a separate line featuring the combination unit of WENDT/TOMRA FINDER with new LOD (laser object detection).

"WENDT introduced its new metal sorting plant at a critical juncture in the market, given the increased purity standards for a number of scrap products and inability for scrap recyclers to sell material to China. The plant output is high-quality, furnace-ready material, and it allows operations to test their material to ensure they are installing the right sorting technology to increase final product purity, maximize profit potential and minimize investment risk," says Eric Thurston, sales manager metals - recycling for TOMRA Sorting Recycling. "This is why they are the leader in the scrap industry, and why TOMRA values our critical partnership with WENDT in the post-shredder ELV (end of life vehicle) industry."

The specialized TOMRA COMBISENSE sorts by color and shape to separate high purity metal fractions from even the most difficult feed material. It combines a color sensor with SUPPIX® image processing technology that enhances resolution levels by a factor of eight to reduce lost product yield. "With COMBISENSE, customers can make a clean white heavy package or clean red heavy packages like copper, brass, and printed circuit boards (PCBs). They can also separate materials further, depending on market demands," adds Thurston.

X-TRACT offers high-speed X-ray transmission (XRT) with DUOLINE® technology to deliver superior recognition of secondary resources, regardless of material density. Exceptional resolution is achieved to efficiently sort even the most varied metals mix with the smallest grain size. With XRT, customers can create a clean twitch product or separate wrought and cast packages for furnace-ready material for smelters.

Introduced in early 2018 to help operations meet stringent standards like National Sword and soon to be added to the new WENDT sorting plant, TOMRA LOD mounts to the same platform as FINDER to boost a circuit's sorting capabilities without requiring additional floor space. Featuring laser technology, LOD identifies black objects attached to metal material detected by the FINDER's EM3 sensor. LOD allows black rubber, glass and plastic to be separated from zorba and zurik products, which enables these commodities to be turned into a cleaner, more valuable revenue stream.

The new WENDT metal sorting plant is now open for appointments for customers to test feed material.

Her er nyhet jeg glemte å poste under mitt lille "skippertak" på Tomra-tråder seint i går kveld. Har skrevet om dette prosjektet på avfallshåndteringsanlegget "Las Dehesas" i Madrid før. Nå er altså 6 Tomra AUTOSORT maskiner installert på to av de fire linjene for avfallshåndteringen, og man er allerede så fornøyd at man allerede nå vurderer å installere AUTOSORT maskiner på de resterende to linjene. Det som imidlertid er mest interessant er at selskapet Urbaser som opererer "Las Dehesas", opererer ytterligere 128 (!) i forskjellige spanske byer!!! Hører jeg storeslem her? Vel, tiden vil vise. :)


Tomra technology in Las Dehesas

Environmental management company Urbaser, with 128 operations in several Spanish cities, has automated two lines of six autosort systems at the Las Dehesas waste processing center.


Based on the experience of Urbaser, the processing center, which receives more than half of the waste sent to Valdemingómez Technology Park, optimized the packaging processing process by introducing Stadler and Tomra technology.

According to Tomra, the waste processing center Las Dehesas prepares materials for the urban waste and packaging waste streams of the waste collected in the city of Madrid. The processing capacity is 408,000 tonnes of municipal waste and 32,850 tonnes of packaging waste. Las Dehesas has four manual sorting lines for separating recyclable materials. Two of these lines are dual-function lines that can be used for both settlement and packaging waste streams. Each of these lines handles 7.2 tons per hour, which corresponds to a total capacity of 32,850 tons per year.

The modernization project included the automation of the two lines for the treatment of packaging waste, which can also be used for the treatment of municipal waste streams, it goes on to say. Six Autosort systems from Tomra Sorting Recycling were installed in these two lines in a cascading arrangement. Two autosort systems (one per line) separate recyclable plastics and beverage cartons from non-recyclable materials. Subsequently, two more autosort systems (one per line) separate polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Finally, the material flow is brought together in a single line equipped with an autosort system for HDPE separation and another for separating beverage cartons, resulting in a mix which is then sorted by the remaining facilities, Tomra said.

The modernization project was carried out by Stadler, one of the most experienced companies in the sector of waste sorting and waste treatment. Luis Sánchez Vela, Managing Director Stadler España, commented: "The result is extremely satisfactory. Our experiences with autosortin combination with the mechanical preparation processes implemented by Stadler are extremely positive. Autosort systems are solid, easy to handle, calibrate, adjust and maintain. In addition, they achieve excellent recovery rates with first-class quality. The integration of optical sorting equipment improves the efficiency and quality of material recovery at Las Dehesas. "

Fernando Cortés Moreno, Managing Director of the consortium UTE Las Dehesas, emphasized: "This is a robust system with the necessary flexibility to make changes to the sorting program on every machine. This will help us to meet the performance and efficiency we have been guaranteed and to achieve the quality standards set for the sorted materials. "

Autosort, a highly efficient optical sorting system

Autosort offers the recycling sector benefits in the form of modern sorting technology. The Near Infrared (NIR) sensor detects materials based on their spectral properties, while the VIS sensor can distinguish all colors in the visible spectrum. By combining both sensors, autosort systems can fulfill basic, but also extremely complex requirements. In addition, it is possible to sort according to material type and material color within a single modular sorting system. The plants installed in the waste processing center Las Dehesas are equipped exclusively with NIR sensors and sort according to the type of material, regardless of the color.

"For greater comfort, we installed a centralized control system so that the operation of the systems can be checked without having to operate the screen of the respective optical sorting system. Changes can also be made faster and with greater precision, "said Fernando Cortés Moreno. In addition, he pointed to the low maintenance requirements of autosort systems: "So far, we can only confirm that the basic maintenance is easy."

Autosort systems are versatile and offer numerous configuration options, according to Tomra. They are user-friendly and could be well adapted to customer requirements. Luis Sánchez Vela on the subject: "The simplicity of operation is very beneficial. This allows the operator to easily adjust the configuration of the plant so that the material to be cut can be changed whenever needed. "

requirements fulfilled

In addition to the waste processing plant, the waste processing center Las Dehesas also includes a composting plant, an animal carcass incinerator, a landfill for non-hazardous waste, a leachate treatment plant and a landfill gas utilization plant. An important complex where trouble-free operation is indispensable. In the cooperation Stadler arrange for the installation, while Tomra offers the customer service.

"Installation and commissioning of the machines were quick and the result was very satisfactory. And in the few cases where customer service had to be called up to now, the response was excellent, "Fernando Cortés Moreno commented, concluding:" All these advantages have led us to consider whether to automate the other two lines for the treatment of municipal waste streams is possible."

Redigert 05.12.2018 kl 20:09 Du må logge inn for å svare

Tomra går så det suser og ekspanderer over absolutt hele kloden. Blant annet bebudet selskapet i slutten september ansettelser av inntil 2 000 nye medarbeidere i løpet av en 5 årsperiode. På det tidspunktet hadde Tomra ca. 3 550 medarbeidere. Det sier seg selv at Tomra-ledelsen ser veldig mye i pipeline når man så tydelig varsler at nyansettelser vil øke arbeidsstokken med opptil 57%. CEO Stefan Randstrand sa da også under Capital Markets Day 25.september at ledelsen har et veldig klart bilde av utviklingen for selskapet de neste fem årene.

Så til den aktuelle nyheten når det gjelder Tomra Sorting Recycling. Nord-Amerika er intet unntak når det gjelder Tomras ekspansjon, og selskapet oppretter en ny lederstilling der for å håndtere den økende aktiviteten, "West Coast sales manager".

Tomra Sorting Recycling adds West Coast sales manager

Nick Doyle will consult with Tomra partners, customers in the newly created sales position.

December 5, 2018
Edited by Megan Smalley

Tomra Sorting Recycling, a supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment, appointed Nick Doyle as its sales manager for the West Coast North America. In this newly created position that expands sales and customer support of Tomra’s equipment to waste and plastics recycling operations, Doyle will consult directly with Tomra partners and customers to implement the right sorting solution to improve recycling recovery rates, increase product purity and boost profitability.

“Just like Tomra, Nick is a true champion of the circular economy, so he is a natural fit with the Tomra team and work philosophy,” says Carlos Manchado Atienza, regional director of Americas for Tomra Sorting Recycling. “With his extensive previous sales experience for one of our plant-building partners, Nick offers in-depth knowledge of Tomra sorting equipment. He is the right person for the western North American territory to support our customers and help them boost product purity and circuit productivity.”

“When I sold Tomra equipment with my previous employer, it was my favorite solution because of its versatility and impact on the sorting circuit,” Doyle adds. “I’m excited to work for a company that brings about a positive change for the environment and ushers in more sustainability to the market.”

Doyle will work from his field-based office in Los Angeles. He can be reached at 916-215-9215 or
Redigert 06.12.2018 kl 23:21 Du må logge inn for å svare
10.12.2018 kl 21:58 3424

Tomra er enestående i sitt felt. Nå vil de få inpass i resten av den vestlige delen av Europa. Ved å kunne sortere glass hensiktsmessig vil dette føre til store besparelser. Med en gang det er snakk om å spare penger vil selvfølgelig mann i gata komme løpende etter. Tomra kommer til å fortsette den eventyrlige oppturen framover. Tomra er tross alt det eneste selskapet på børsen som vokser i trange tider på OSB.

Jepp exuptro, magikerne i Tomra er på farten igjen og greier nå faktisk å sortere ut 95% (!!!) av glasset i det mest sammensausa, møkkete restavfallet. Fra artikkelen du linker:

"According to Tomra, Autosort Color, which works in combination with Autosort Laser, achieves purity rates greater than 95% at high throughput rates, even when input materials are wet, dusty or dirty.

Although glass waste is collected separately in many countries, a significant amount of recoverable glass nevertheless remains mixed-in with municipal solid waste (MSW) from households and businesses. Glass content in MSW across Europe typically varies from 3.5% to as much as 9.8%. And research by FEVE (the European Container Glass Federation) has revealed that the collection of glass from MSW for recycling varies considerably from nation to nation. Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Luxembourg all achieve recovery rates of 95% or higher, but across much of western Europe the rate is typically only 68% to 75% percent and in five eastern European nations the rate is below 40%.

Autosort Color will enable sorting operations to extract and sell this glass, which would otherwise fail to make it through to the recycling process. Autosort Color also helps sorting businesses minimize the risks of disruption, downtime and repair costs arising from damage to components in sorting machines not intended for glass.

Autosort Color additionally enables financial savings downstream of the sorting process, because household waste containing glass can result in higher incineration costs. Extracting more glass from MSW will also reduce landfill costs.,"

Under Capital Markets Day 25.september sa sjefen for Tomra Sorting Solutions Volker Rehrmann:

Jeg skal være beskjeden her å si at vi satser på å beholde vår 60% globale markedsandel innen sortering for resirkulering...

60% global markedsandel innen sortering for resirkulering, og han tror egentlig på en enda høyere markedsandel!!! Jeg tror ærlig talt ikke mange skjønner potensialet vi snakker om her nå som eksporten av avfall fra rike til fattige land er inne i sine aller siste krampetrekninger. Den praksisen er altså finito og den rike verden må heretter selv sørge for resirkuleringen på hjemmebane. Heldig er da selskapet som har markedsandel > 60% når det gjelder den nødvendige sorteringsteknologien. Selskapet heter Tomra Systems.
Redigert 10.12.2018 kl 22:58 Du må logge inn for å svare

Det er bare å sitte stille i stolen. Eller jeg mener å handle TOM akjser :-) Som sagt er det ikke ofte man får Rolls Royce på billigsalg!! Det går nok snart opp for markedet også. Artikkelen over bekrefter nok en gang hvilket enormt marked som ligger foran Tomra i årene fremover!!! Å dette bare innenfor ettav forretningsområde deres:-)

11.12.2018 kl 11:52 3243

Null tegn til rekyl på denne etter siste tidens fall. Skal vi under 200?
11.12.2018 kl 15:58 3179

Nitrist dette, men så lenge noen er villige til å selge på disse nivåer er det jo lite man kan gjøre.....
11.12.2018 kl 16:21 3159

Tomra trenger ingen rekyl. Tomra vil vokse og gå rolig i pluss. Sammenlign Tomra med aksjer som har like stor omsetning og se etter endring siste måned. Ingen er i nærheten av stabiliteten. 21. Feb kommer q4 og analytikerne kommer til å bli overrasket (som de alltid blir).

Ugjennvinbar plast skal også fjernes fra markedet i 2019 i Europa. Trenger ikke være rakettforsker for å skjønne at Tomra får en formidabel jobb foran seg. Oktober 2019 står Tomra i 400.

Dette er interessant! Tomra kom for en drøy måned siden med nyheten om at man har opprettet en egen avdeling/et eget team for håndtering av sortering og resirkulering av plast:

Her får vi så nyheten om at Tomra og en rekke aktører innen plast- og emballasjeindustrien har gjennomført en pilot når det gjelder gjenvinning av "PET trays", med suksess!

PET trays successfully recycled

The working group PET trays of IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen has announced the successful completion of a pilot project for the recycling of PET trays.


As part of the pilot project, the members of the IK working group rented a sorting line together with a manufacturer of optical sorting units at the end of August. From 30 tonnes of the mixed PET fraction from the dual systems (yellow sack / yellow bin), clear mono-PET trays were sorted out, which were then crushed by a PET recycling plant, washed and flaked. The flake then used an IK member company for the production of PET film and made from this new PET trays.

"The recycling of PET trays has so far been difficult due to the lack of suitable sorting and recycling technologies. However, the successful completion of the project shows that PET trays can be recycled, again to PET trays, even though legally no food contact is permitted. But we will also find a solution for this ", says the chairman of the working group, Sebastian Kremer, the results of the large-scale test. Further trials with significantly more input material are planned to clarify outstanding issues of large-scale sorting, material recycling and product application.

The IK PET Tray Working Group was set up at the end of February this year and aims to drive the development of the market for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) trays by ensuring recyclability. Companies in the value chain PET packaging are involved in the working group. These include manufacturers of PET trays, PET blisters, PET top films, manufacturers of optical sorting units and PET recycling companies.

The following companies participate in the pilot project:
ES-Plastic, Etimex Primary Packaging, Inde Plastic Operating Company, Klöckner Pentaplast, LINPAC Packaging, MultiPet, Paccor Germany, Pöppelmann, Kunststoffwerk-Werkzeugbau, Remondis PET Recycling, Seufert Company for Transparent Packaging mbH, Silver Plastics, Starlinger, Südpack Verpackungen, Texplast, TOMRA Sorting, W. u. H. Fernholz.

Source: IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen
Redigert 12.12.2018 kl 17:49 Du må logge inn for å svare

Ja, hva forteller det oss at 76% av foretakene som jobber med å resirkulere plast uttaler at bedre metoder for innsamling og sortering av plast er en nødvendighet for å nå EUs ambisiøse resurkuleringsmål? Jo, at Tomra som er soleklar global markedsleder når det gjelder teknologi for såvel innsamling som sortering av plast har helt eventyrlige fremtidsutsikter, er mitt svar. Kampen mot plastforsøplingen av kloden kommer nemlig ikke til å forsvinne. Den kampen har nettopp begynt. God helg.

Reaching EU plastics target "practically impossible" under current conditions

11.01.2019 −

Raising the amount of recycled plastics that is incorporated into new products as envisioned by the EU Plastics Strategy is “practically impossible” under the current conditions. This is the view of the majority of plastics converters who participated in a survey conducted last year on behalf of the umbrella organisation European Plastics Converters (EuPC).

Respondents stated for only two out of the ten plastic types covered by the survey that sufficient quantities of recycled material are available to reach the EU strategy’s overall target of 10 million tonnes used in manufacturing new products by 2025. When quality is taken into account, the picture worsens even more, with the majority of participants (71 per cent) reporting sufficient recyclate quality for only plastic type, namely PET.

Improving plastics waste collection and sorting is considered the most suitable way to raise the quality of recycled plastic material by a large share of the respondents (76 per cent).
Redigert 11.01.2019 kl 15:00 Du må logge inn for å svare

Tomra Sorting Recycling styrker staben i Nord-Amerika. Nyheten taler sitt tydelige språk om vekst i regionen, spør du meg, og at Tomra vokser er jo ingen nyhet akkurat. Selskapet opplyste i fjor at den store veksten medfører at Tomra kommer til å ansette flere tusene nye medarbeidere de nærmeste årene.

TOMRA adds to North American staff

TOMRA Sorting Recycling adds Sean Hyacinth and Kevin Montalvo to its staff in North America.

January 30, 2019
Edited by Brian Taylor

Germany-based TOMRA Sorting Recycling has announced two additions to what it calls its North America product support team. Sean Hyacinth ,has been added as a field service engineer for TOMRA optical sorting equipment, and Kevin Javier Montalvo has assumed the newly created position of customer project manager, recycling. Hyacinth and Montalvo will work directly with TOMRA dealers and customers.

“The demands of the recycling industry today are such that sorting equipment manufacturers must provide customers the right sorting solutions, ensure seamless equipment integration and installation, and deliver superior support after the sale, so the equipment delivers optimum throughput throughout its service life,” says Carlos Manchado Atienza, regional director Americas for TOMRA Sorting Recycling. “The experience and enthusiasm Sean and Kevin bring to the TOMRA team serve to strengthen our commitment to customers and the success of their businesses.”

Hyacinth has more than 20 years of field service and management experience, providing equipment installation, maintenance and repair services during his career.

“TOMRA has well earned a reputation throughout the industry for providing innovative recycling solutions that elevate product purity,” says Hyacinth.

Montalvo has previously worked in the quality department for a global infrastructure developer, where he managed weekly meetings with the customer on a $750 million highway project.

“TOMRA is a champion of the circular economy and a leader in providing sorting solutions to the waste, metals and plastics recycling markets,” comments Montalvo. “I am proud to join the TOMRA team and look forward to managing customer projects, so equipment installations and upgrades are completed on time and within budget.”

Both Hyacinth and Montalvo will work from field-based offices in California for TOMRA Sorting Recycling, which describes itself as a global supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment.

Redigert 30.01.2019 kl 19:02 Du må logge inn for å svare

Tomra har sendt ut pressemelding i dag. Egentlig verdt en egen trådstart, men vi tar den her. Det er lett å la seg imponere. For meg høres nemlig dette ut som et industielt gjennombrudd når det gjelder å sortere ut plast som inneholder bromerte flammehemmere fra blandet plastavfall fra " electrical and electronic waste" (WEEE). Ekstremt nyttig når man ikke lenger kan skipe plastavfall til Kina og andre asiatiske land samtidig som resirkulering av plast som inneholder bromerte flammehemmere er forbudt og lovstridig. Med andre ord nok et industrielt segment hvor det er all mulig grunn til å tro at Tomras "state of the art" sorteringsteknologi vil bli svært etterspurt fremover.


AUTOSORT and X-TRACT machines remove up to 98% of plastics containing BFRs

31 January 2019

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has given a presentation at the influential International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC 2019) to share the company’s specialized knowledge of materials-recovery from electrical and electronic waste (WEEE). With legislation prohibiting the re-use of plastics containing brominated flame retardants (BFRs), TOMRA explained how combining the company’s near infrared and X-Ray technologies enables the removal of up to 98% of plastics containing BFRs from mixed plastic waste streams.

Judit Jansana, Head of TOMRA Sorting Iberia and part of the Metal expert group at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, commented: “Now that plastics waste can no longer be shipped to China and simply forgotten about, there is growing demand from recyclers for pre-separated polymers that are BFR-free. IERC 2019 was the perfect venue for TOMRA to spotlight how its AUTOSORT and X-TRACT machines can achieve this with remarkably high efficiency.”

IERC well attended, TOMRA discusses an important issue
IERC 2019 took place at the Salzburg Congress convention center from January 16-18 and attracted more than 450 professionals, including manufacturers and users of recycling technologies, government and NGO officials, policy-influencing academics, and members of the media. After a keynote speech by former EU Environment Commissioner Dr Janez Potočnik, a series of presentations and workshops discussed latest-thinking regarding WEEE, the circular economy, and challenges facing the recycling industry.

One hot topic was the Chinese National Sword Initiative, which has almost entirely halted the shipping of waste materials to China. The Chairman of the IERC Steering Committee, Jean Cox-Kearns, observed that in January 2018 there was a 99% reduction from the previous year in plastics exported to China, and that similar restrictions on accepting waste are soon expected to be imposed by other Asian nations.

These restrictions greatly increase the need to improve recycling rates in countries where waste is originated, but this will require a wider understanding and adoption of sorting technologies. With this in mind, the Head of TOMRA Sorting Iberia, Judit Jansana, gave a presentation which asked, ‘How efficient is the dry separation technology of flame-retardant WEEE plastics?’

That question is important, because the law prohibits the recycling of brominated flame retardants, meaning that BFRs must be sorted-out of WEEE plastics before recycling. In addition, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which applies to the production of all new goods, requires recycled polymers to be BFR-free.

The combined TOMRA solution
TOMRA’s presentation noted that electrical and electronic devices contain anything from 3% to 60% plastic, and among that approximately 30% of plastics contain flame retardants. TOMRA makes it possible to extract these materials from waste with the highly effective combination of two sorting machines, fulfilling the RoHS Directive with an output with less than 1000ppm of bromine.

TOMRA’s AUTOSORT starts the sorting process by using near infrared (NIR) technology to separate the input of mixed polymers, typically from IT and household appliances, into polymers fractions – creating, for example, a PC/ABS (polycarbonates/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) fraction or a HIPS (high impact polystyrene) fraction.

Every fraction is then passed separately through TOMRA’s X-TRACT machine, with X-Ray technology which can separate BFR polymers from BFR-free polymers because flame-retardant elements have higher atomic densities which absorb more energy. This technology is independent of the color of the input plastics, meaning black plastic is not an issue.

The impressive result of this two-step process is the removal of up to 98% of plastics containing BFRs from mixed input waste streams with a minimal loss of good plastics.

As an alternative way of reducing bromine, it is also possible to start the process with a straight pass through TOMRA X-TRACT to achieve an output of less than 1000ppm, leaving a mix free of BFR for further polymer separation processes.

Judit Jansana commented: “I was very satisfied with our participation in IERC and especially with the debate after my presentation on the future of the Directive, which seems set to restrict bromine content to much lower limits. The sector is very aware of this and further technological developments will be necessary to comply. TOMRA will be continuing working side-by-side with customers to help them.”
Redigert 31.01.2019 kl 21:40 Du må logge inn for å svare

Tomra har knekket koden på hvordan man sortere hva som helst av materiale. Med “enkle” grep kan deres maskiner læres opp (machine learning) til å sortere det kundene måtte ønske. Her er Tomra milevis foran sine konkurenter!! Dette blir bare viktigere og viktigere for hver dag som går.

Ha en god helg.


Irish Packaging Recycling (IPR) i Dublin driver med papirgjenvinning og melder om sukess etter installasjon av Tomra-teknologi!

Tomra units seek to boost paper recovery at IPR

Irish Packaging Recycling (IPR), part of the Beauparc Utility Group, has installed five Tomra Sorting units at its materials recovery facility in Ballymount, Dublin, following a £2.9 million plant upgrade.

The latest arrivals have allowed the plant to run at 20 tonnes per hour (an increase from its original 16.5 tonnes per hour) whilst achieving 98.3% purity on the paper grade, prior to entering one of three new paper picking cabins. This has led to reduced labour costs and cleaner waste streams for IPR, the company says.

Liam Dunne, MRF general manager at the IPR-operated MRF, commented: “Our goal was to get below 2% contamination and we’re currently at 1.7% and that’s before our trained operators pick out any contamination remaining from our three new QC cabins.

“This has enabled us to increase the number of outlets we export to, but the main thing for us as a business is that as the markets for paper closed and the material becomes harder to move, we’re now in a much stronger position to be the last operator in Ireland to be stopped.”

The upgrade – managed by IPR’s main contractor, McDonald International – also included the installation of 37 conveyors, five Tomra optical separators, one Nihot density separator, as well as integrating old and new controls into a single system to increase plant efficiency.

Et par meget interessante og signifikante artikler av mer generell karakter. Først en fra CNBC om hvordan California planlegger å fase ut all bruk av "single-use plastic" innen 2030. Dette er særlig signifikant fordi resten av delstatene i USA har en tendens til å følge etter California.

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030

* California lawmakers introduced legislation this week to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that can't demonstrate it's recyclable or compostable.

* Proponents of the legislation say it could help reduce the problem of plastic littering beaches and oceans.

* Last year the Golden State became the first in the nation to restrict the use of plastic straws in restaurants.

Jeff Daniels | @jeffdanielsca
Published 11:16 AM ET Sat, 23 Feb 2019 Updated 12:07 PM ET Sat, 23 Feb 2019

California already has placed curbs on plastic items such as straws and bags — and this week legislation was introduced to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that isn't recyclable or compostable.

The proposed measure also would apply to polystyrene foam containers used for takeout meals, as well as plastic detergent bottles. Assembly Bill 1080, introduced Thursday, would phase out the single-use plastics by 2030 and follows concerns about plastic debris going in oceans and on beaches.

If the legislation becomes law, some experts believe it could lead to other states taking similar steps. In 2014 California became the first state with a single-use plastic bag ban, they noted, which led to at least four other states introducing similar measures.

"What we do in California tends to spread across the country," said Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, a nonprofit environmental group. "If manufacturers have to comply with this rule in California, they probably are going to do this across the country."

If passed, Murray said the legislation would be a "win" for companies making or marketing two common recycled plastic materials: polyethylene terephthalate (or PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). PET is commonly used for plastic bottles that contain water or soda, while HDPE is used in milk jugs, shampoo bottles, household cleaning bottles and in some trash bags and cereal liners.

Så en artikkel om vårt eget Infinitum. Som vi vet, er det Tomras norske pantesystem som er bærebjelken i Infinitums eventyrlige resirkuleringssuksess. Infinitum forteller at interessen for selskapets suksess ute i den store verden er så massiv at man bruker ordet "crazy" når man forteller om antall utenlandske delegasjoner som har besøkt selskapets produksjonsanlegg!

Norway recycles 97% of its plastic bottles: a blueprint for the rest of the world?

Words by
Peter Yeung
February 26, 2019

The Infinitum bottle deposit hub recycles 97 per cent of Norway’s plastic drinks bottles, almost all to such a high standard that they can be turned back into bottles. Should the world follow suit to help tackle the menace of plastic pollution?


Add to the picture the great ease with which bottles can be returned at hundreds of thousands of ‘reverse vending machines’ and you begin to understand Norway’s success on this front.

Compare the country’s plastic bottle recycling rate of more than 97 per cent with 43 per cent in the UK and 28 per cent in the US, and it’s clear how much there is to be learned. International politicians and businesses alike have taken note of what’s happening at Infinitum.

“This year has been crazy,” says Tor Guttulsrud, the facility’s director of economics and finance. He rattles off a list of nations that have sent visitors in the last 12 months alone: China, Kazakhstan, Croatia, India, Malta, Rwanda, Spain, Australia, Scotland and England. “I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t be adopted by those countries,” he adds. “It would not be difficult.”


Redigert 03.03.2019 kl 19:00 Du må logge inn for å svare

Skriften på veggen er tydelig. Fremover må alle verdens nasjoner håndtere, sortere og resirkulere sitt eget avfall nasjonalt. Kina innførte importforbud 01.01.2018 og utløste dermed resirkuleringskaos i verdens rike nasjoner som ikke lenger kunne eksportere sitt avfall til Kina. Singapore og Vietnam har fulgt etter kinesernes eksempel. Nå innfører også India importforbud, og Thailand er også klare. Thaiene har dessuten satt seg veldig høye mål når det gjelder resirkulering. Det synges nå svanesang for eksport av urent avfall. Tomra som er verdens soleklare globale markedsleder både når det gjelder teknologi for innsamling (panteteknologi) og sortering, vil selvsagt profittere (stort) på denne revolusjonen.


India bans imports of waste plastic to tackle environmental crisis

Tighter rules come a year after China implemented similar ban, prompting western nations to send rubbish elsewhere

Harry Cockburn

Thursday 7 March 2019

India has banned imports of waste plastic a year after China, the world’s biggest importer of scrap plastic implemented a similar ban on western imports.

The move is to reportedly close the gap between waste generation and recycling capacity.

India generates 26,000 tons of plastic waste every day.

“The country has now completely prohibited the import of solid plastic waste by amending the Hazardous Waste Rules on March 1,” an environment ministry official said.

“It has been done keeping in consideration ‘ease of doing business’ and boosting ‘Make in India’ initiative by simplifying the procedures under the rules, while at the same time upholding the principles of sustainable development and ensuring minimal impact on the environment,” the ministry said, according to the Economic Times.

India has committed to completely phasing out single-use plastics by 2022.


After China’s announcement that it would no longer accept “foreign garbage”, environment secretary Michael Gove said the UK had to “stop offshoring our dirt” and deal with its plastic waste at home.

But at the time, India was mentioned as one destination for plastic rubbish as a “short term” alternative destination to China.


Govt bids to recycle all plastics by 2030

5 Mar 2019

Thailand will recycle all its locally produced plastic waste by 2030, National Resources and Environment Minister Surasak Kanjanarat announced in a regional forum on waste management on Monday.

"The government has a clear stance on plastic waste because of its harmful effects to the environment, especially marine habitats," he said. "We had that in mind when we set the country's plastic recycling goals."


Gen Surasak said that Thailand will ban the import of plastic waste to produce new material. Currently, Thailand has to import plastic waste from other countries, especially Japan, in order to comply with an international manufacturing rule that requires a third of the materials used to come from recycled material, as its locally generated plastic waste is considered unfit for industrial recycling processes.

Gen Surasak said the ban on importing waste will force the waste management sector to improve. "With support from the business sector, we are confident that we can achieve our target by 2030, or even earlier," he said.

Banebrytende og revolusjonerende fra Tomra! Tomra har nylig publisert en (gratis) e-bok som beviser at det både er mulig og ØKONOMISK LØNNSOMT å produsere varer av 100% resirkulert plastikk. At "doing the right thing" samtidig også er økonomisk lønnsomt er jo bare helt enormt!




The recycling industry is now proving it is technically possible and economically worthwhile to produce goods from 100% recycled plastic. New technologies are also challenging previous assumptions that recycled materials must necessarily be of inferior quality.

This means there will be profitable commercial opportunities for manufacturers of plastic products and packaging to make greater use of recycled plastics. Read more and:

* Explore excellent reasons for manufacturing high-quality recycled plastic goods

* Discover opportunities to profit from consumers’ concerns about plastics waste

* Learn why PET bottles and trays should be recycled instead of being downcycled

* See how TOMRA’s LOD and SHARP EYE technologies make the crucial difference

TOMRA examines prospects for 100 percent recycled-content packaging

Technology firm’s e-document provides overview of progress of global PET bottle and tray recycling.

March 13, 2019
Edited by Brian Taylor

Germany-based TOMRA Sorting Recycling has published a downloadable document designed to examine the role recycling can play in sustainable packaging, including the technical feasibility and progress made toward products made with 100 percent recycled plastics. The company says the document also “highlights the opportunities of using high-quality recycled plastics for manufacturers of plastic products and packaging.”


The document also describes the role of TOMRA equipment and systems such as its Sharp Eye Laser Object Detection (LOD), its AutoSort and its Flying Beam sorter in boosting the recyclability of PET bottles and food trays.

“Recycling is part of the solution to the world’s worsening resource crisis,” states Tom Eng, senior vice president and head of TOMRA Sorting Recycling. “TOMRA’s e-book highlights the environmental and economic importance of sorting technologies for the significant role they can play in improving recycling rates. To complement this, product designers and manufacturers are now beginning to think more carefully about their products’ end-of-life recyclability. Consumers now think about, and our natural environment urgently needs, this. It is together that we can really make a difference.”

TOMRA Sorting Recycling designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies, with more than 5,500 systems installed in nearly 80 countries worldwide. It is part of Norway-based TOMRA Systems ASA.

Sortering av sorte plastyper har historisk vært et problem. Her ser vi hvem store produsenter av emballasje henvender seg til når man skal undersøke hvor effektivt de nye produktene man utvikler kan sorteres med heblikk på resirkulering. Tomra selvfølgelig. Den overlegne globale markedslederen innen sortering for resirkulering.

Quinn Packaging designs environmentally friendly trays for confectionery

Posted: 12 March 2019

Irish-based Quinn Packaging has designed a series of environmentally-friendly black trays for confectionery that have been devised to be fully identified by sorting systems for recycling.

As the company explained, it hopes its latest Detecta series will offer a significant breakthrough in prevent thousands of tonnes of plastic being sent to landfill.

Presently, many black plastic trays made using carbon colour additives, are reportedly invisible to near-infra-red optical sorting systems, which Quinn believes will be resolved with its new series.

Consequently, the business partnered with Tomra, the leading global provider of sensor-based sorting systems, to undertake extensive trials to prove the performance in challenging sorting environments.

Steve Walsh, UK sales manager at Tomra, facilitated this testing for the new product. He said: “We were delighted to have recently hosted Quinn Packaging at our Test Centre in Germany where we conducted extensive trials using the Tomra auto-sort across all sorting situations. The results speak for themselves, the Detecta by Quinn trays proved to be fully identifiable in all respects’.

During the development process Quinn Packaging was focused not only on providing the market with a detectable black PET tray that could be easily recycled, but also on producing a PET tray that was competitively priced yet still blended with over 90% recycled material.

Den globale resirkuleringsdagen var i går med Tomra som sponsor. Legg merke til hva sjefen for sortering i Tomra Volker Rehrmann sier om Tomras samarbeid med regioner rundt omkring på kloden med henblikk på å skape en bedre verden for fremtidige generasjoner. Vi er vitner til en revolusjon og den skjer nå! Før var det produsenter med egen profitt som hovedagenda som vant frem i lobbyvirksomhet mot politiske myndigheter med den konsekvens at konstruktive tiltak når det gjelder miljø og bærekraft ikke ble innført. Nå vil ikke opinionen mer og krever endring i konstruktiv og bærekraftig retning! Dermed er det Tomras lobbyvirksomhet som nå vinner gehør hos myndigheter rundt omkring. Til det beste for oss alle, om vi er aksjonærer eller ei.

Global Recycling Foundation confirms support from Tomra

Global Recycling Foundation has announced that Tomra Sorting RecyclingShas become a ‘Friend of the Foundation’, as well as a sponsor for Global Recycling Day.


Tomra designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies for the global recycling and waste management industry.

The theme of this year’s Global Recycling Day is “Recycling into the Future”, focusing on young people and innovation and aims to encourage everyone to recognise the role we can all play in better recycling practices and improving the circular economy.

Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation, Ranjit Baxi, says: “We are proud to welcome Tomra as a Friend of the Foundation and a sponsor for Global Recycling Day. Our goals on getting people to think about recycling differently align perfectly with Tomra’s mission to have a ‘resource revolution’ where people rethink how they obtain, use and reuse the world’s resources.”

Dr Volker Rehrmann, Head of Circular Economy at Tomra says: “The Circular Economy is more in focus than ever before – regions around the world are heightening sustainability targets and driving impactful standards. Together with Tomra, the regions build a brighter future for generations to come. We are pleased to be a part of the Global Recycling Day initiative and look forward to working with the Global Recycling Foundation to make a difference.”

To pressemeldinger fra Tomra i dag. Har allerede postet om begge på forumet da Tomras pressemeldinger har en tendens til å dukke opp i diverse media "ute i den store verden", før de publiseres på Tomras hjemmeside. Laget en egen trådstart på den ene - INNOSORT FLAKE ( Begge disse nyhetene er helt klart verdt egne trådstarter. Dette er to meget signifikante nyheter innen (plast)resirkuleringsindustrien som garantert vil generere klingende mynt inn i Tomra-kassen nå som bergene av plastavfall bare vokser seg større og større over hele kloden for hver dag som går, men som alt annet når det gjelder Tomra, går de langt under radaren her hjemme. Tomra omtales stort sett kun den dagen selskapet legger frem kvartalpresentasjon. Så langt jeg kan huske tilbake har en fantastisk kvartalspresentasjon blitt avløst av en enda mer fantastisk neste, men omtalen bergrenser seg uansett stort sett til nøyaktig det samme ved hver eneste kvartalpresentasjon: Hegnar Online publiserer at Jan Petter Sissener synes Tomra-aksjen er for dyr. ;)

Ser frem til neste rykk. Oppover. God helg.


Downloadable document shows that it is technically possible and economically worthwhile to produce goods from 100% recycled plastic.

22 March 2019


TOMRA Sorting Recycling offers a full range of options to recycle plastics. Its flake sorting technologies upgrade throughput using a single machine while ensuring constant and high-quality output.

22 March 2019

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Det jubles for oppgradert avfallssorteringsanlegg i Brest, Hviterussland. Man har installert Tomras globalt markedsledende sorteringsteknologi, må vite.

Hviterussland har også bebudet at det jobbbes for å innføre et nasjonalt pantesystem. Ikke så rart når vi her altså får vite hvem som er tilstede i nasjonen allerede...

Brest waste recycling plant has completed modernization of the municipal solid waste sorting line

March 24, 2019

About 200 tons of solid chemical waste are delivered daily to the waste recycling plant from Brest, Zhabinka and settlements of the Brest region. And if, prior to the local technological “revolution,” the extraction of secondary material resources was 9%, then after its completion this figure increased to 14-15% (i.e., more than 1.5 times). Now automation is largely responsible for the in-depth sorting of potential raw materials for processing enterprises. Although you still can't do without human hands ...

The company started the modernization of the MSW sorting line in May 2017, and completed it in February of this year. About 3 million euros invested in the project. These are mainly investments of the State Enterprise “Operator of Secondary Material Resources” and, in part, own funds.

“Efficient sorting of the waste stream has become possible thanks to the high-tech equipment of STADLER, TOMRA, BRT companies and equipment of Russian manufacturers,” says Dmitry Sharshnitsky, chief engineer of the plant. - These are optical scanners, fuses, ballistic separator, conveyor system. Optical scanners due to infrared radiation (its spectrum is different for different materials) find the necessary BMPs in the debris flow and “shoot” them, i.e. throw up the directed stream of air. There are three of them, and each is set up for a specific type of BMP: plastics, paper and film. ”

Take, for example, a common PET bottle. Previously, sorters had to extract it from the general flow of TKO: various types of solid municipal waste went along the conveyor along with plastic in bulk. Now only volumetric plastics are delivered to the conveyor, and it remains for the sorters to separate the bottle by type and color (these are the requirements of the processors with whom the BMP is sold). The same happens with the film: the optical scanner "saw" it, and then it went to the conveyor for more "detailed" sorting. This increases productivity, improves the working conditions of 40 sorters, and also increases the percentage of BMP extraction. Selected secondary material resources go to the implementation of enterprises specializing in their processing.