Active in circular waste management for 50 years, Tomra has successfully closed the loop on plastics and is set to further drive change. At IFAT, Tomra will present its intelligent sorting technology and detail how these, combined with holistic approaches, support closing the loop on further material cycles.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has only recently stated: “We are at a crossroads. This is the time for action. We have the tools and know-how required to limit warming and secure a livable future.” In face of his statement and market trends, it is obvious that recycling has a bigger part than ever to play and that the industry is asked to embrace both technological solutions and holistic approaches to meet the high-quality recycling standards and regulations set. The recycling industry, including stakeholders of the value chain, are exposed to numerous challenges, last but not least resulting from the current situation in Europe. Strong pushes to increase recycling rates and recycled content in the production of new materials, legislation to comply with, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the dependency on primary materials make headline news and puts strain on responsible resource management.
Innovating circularity at IFATAs a frontrunner in the recycling industry with roots dating back to 1972, Tomra has a wealth of expertise to draw upon: from circular waste management, manufacturing of state-of-the-art sensor-based sorting solutions to consultancy for the industry. At IFAT 2022, Tomra will spotlight its 50 years of experience in the recycling industry by presenting its latest technologies for numerous applications and sharing approaches that enable maximum resource recovery.
“Tomra has only recently turned 50, during which we have started to transform the industry, proven how to close the loop on plastics, and continuously developed solutions for a circular treatment of other materials. Therefore, we look forward to being back at IFAT to celebrate our legacy and milestones achieved. With each participation, we’ve brought innovations and new topics, and this year is no exception. We’ll showcase our new Autosort, highlight its complementary products and our new generation X-Tract for metal sorting applications, present intelligent systems for the wood segment, and much more.”, explains Tom Eng, Senior Vice President and Head of Tomra Recycling.
Continuing a tradition of pioneering, Tomra has engineered multiple state-of-the-art sorting machines and technologies applicable for numerous applications that will be at center stage at IFAT:
The Autosort combines the most sophisticated technologies in only one machine. With a flexible sensor configuration for a future-proof sorting system, it accurately recovers recyclables from mixed waste streams and helps meet the requirements of a dynamic market landscape. What’s more, the machine is displayed at IFAT, inviting visitors to learn more about its capabilities on-site.
In addition to Autosort®, Tomra presents its complementary products namely Autosort Speedair for film and lightweight packaging sorting as well as Autosort Cybot for final automated quality control in polymer applications. The increasingly stringent quality requirements for plastic recyclates and recycled content targets ask for technological advancements and optimized processes. Therefore, Tomra will present its flake sorting units Autosort Flake and Innosort Flake both of which are indispensable systems for flake purification and upgrading plastics.