Switzerland/Belgium – Switzerland-based plant and equipment technology specialist BÃ¼hler has installed a new optical sorting system for Belgian sustainable building products manufacturer Deceuninck. Supported by BÃ¼hler’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 BÃ¼hler, 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.
For more information, visit: www.buhlergroup.com and www.deceuninck.com
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