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Slovenia home to the latest in label removal technology

Scrap sorting solutions provider Stadler has opened a new test centre at its production site in Krsko, Slovenia. The facility will be a location for both customer demonstrations and training and an innovation hub housing Stadler’s research and development activities in plastics sorting.

At the site, the company offers live demonstrations of its sorting technology including feeding, label removal, ballistic separation, metal separation, non-ferrous metal separation, near-infrared separation and conveyors. The centre will also provide training for customers, as well as the company’s own staff.

The new facility is also home to Stadler’s testing activities for plastic recycling applications with input material being sorted into polymer products, such as PET, HDPE and PP bottles or LDPE films, and then recycled. ‘We are constantly striving to offer the most efficient solutions in polymer recycling,’ says sales manager Tom Schmitt.

High skills, high ambitions

The new centre will become a major research and innovation hub for Stadler. ‘Here, in Slovenia, we will develop the plastic recycling plant of the next generation,’ says ceo Willi Stadler. ‘We have highly skilled people with specialised expertise. The majority of the engineers who assemble our systems around the world are based here.’

In this first phase, the test and innovation centre is housed in an existing hall which has been extended with a temporary structure, covering 1 200 m2, to accommodate the equipment. The facility will be developed in a modular way to extend the testing and demonstration capabilities.

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