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Bühler technology boost for Deceuninck

Switzerland/Belgium – Switzerland-based plant and equipment technology specialist Bühler has installed a new optical sorting system for Belgian sustainable building products manufacturer Deceuninck. Supported by Bühler’€™s SORTEX technology, it will process both post-industrial and post-consumer rigid PVC waste.

With the SORTEX Z+ bichromatic colour sorting machine at its heart, the new installation will help push the recycling capacity of the Belgian plant to 20 000 tonnes a year. According to Deceuninck, the technology will sort 2 tonnes per hour of mixed PVC 50% white and 50% colour into groups.

Philippe Somers, Managing Director of Deceuninck Compound, states: ‘€˜Our investment in the Deceuninck plant will further enable us to offer a closed-loop solution; at the end of their 50-plus years of useful life, our products are recycled into new, sustainable window systems and building products. This investment also guarantees another source of raw materials.’€™

Alexander Proemer, Business Development Manager at Bühler, adds: ‘€˜Since we installed the Deceuninck plant, we have already received enquiries from two prospects who have heard about the project and who want us to replicate its success.’€™

With sales in over 75 countries, Deceuninck is one of the top three European compounders and producers of PVC window systems and building products.

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