[GRRN] No-hands Plastic Sorting

Sun, 18 Jul 1999 06:15:12 EDT

Chemical Engineering: No-hands Recycling

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 16, 1999--What is thought to be the
world's first fully automated plant for sorting plastic recyclables is being
built in Hannover, Germany, Chemical Engineering reports. Expected to be up
and running next May, the 25,000 m.t./yr plant will have no manual sorting
steps -- cutting sorting costs in half. Contaminants, such as paper and
metals, are removed through different cleaning mechanisms using air blowers
and magnets. The process was developed jointly by HTP-Ingenieurgesellschaft
fur Aufbereitungstechnik and the Institute for Preparation Technology of RWTH
(Aachen, Germany).

Thought some of you would be interested.

David Biddle
Philadelphia, PA