Opens new Test and Innovation Center in Slovenia focused on plastic sorting and recycling

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Test and innovation center at its production site in Krsko, Slovenia. The new facility will play a dual role as a test center for customer demonstrations and training, and as an innovation center housing its Research and Development activities focused on the plastic sorting process. Ideally located within easy reach of two major airports – 60 km from Zagreb 125 km from Ljiubljana – and close to the A2 motorway, it is very accessible to visitors from across the world.

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At the new Test and Innovation Center, the company will offer demonstrations of the sorting process – feeding, label removal, ballistic separation, metal separation, non-ferrous metal separation, near-infrared separation with the latest generation NIR technology, and transport with conveyors and screw conveyors. This will help customers make an informed purchase decision, as they will be able to see first-hand the sorting process in the plant designed for them by the company. The center will also provide training for customers, as well as its internal staff.

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The facility is also home to company’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 recycled. “This activity is very important for us at company,” explains Tom Schmitt, Sales Manager of the company. “We are constantly striving to offer increasingly efficient processes in the recycling of polymers.”

 

The Center is also an important research and innovation hub for the company: “Here, in Slovenia, we will develop the plastic recycling plant of the next generation,” states Willi Stadler, CEO of the company. “We have highly skilled people, with advanced knowledge of the entire process and specialized expertise. The majority of the engineers who assemble our systems around the world are based here.”