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Complex gadgets are now ‘piece of cake’ for Dutch e-scrap recycler

Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) has expanded the processing lines at its e-scrap recycling plant in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with enhancements including metals and plastics separation technologies. The facility has two new sorting lines featuring sensors, colour recognition and photo-technology to separate plastics, circuit boards and metals.

Work to develop the SRS Eindhoven site started early in 2017. ‘This new building makes it easier to fulfil local environmental regulations, as we are now able to decrease the noise and dust considerably from the storage and processing of e-scrap,’ says Jan Visser, managing director of SRS Eindhoven.

Innovation is crucial

‘Constant improvement in processing technologies is a high priority for SRS as this enables us to securely deliver recycled and separated materials all over the world,’ adds Marc Affüpper, director of SRS, EMEA. ‘By innovating our processing lines we are able to manage the latest and most complex electronic gadgets.’

Serving the OEMs

The new plastics sorting lines provide ‘a clean plastic fraction which can be delivered directly to the plastics recycler or compounder industry’, says the company. ‘This helps original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to be more sustainable by supplying circular-produced recycled raw materials for their new products.’

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