March – April 2022

FuturENVIRO Digital – Nº 88


TOMRA Recycling has been designing and manufacturing sensor-based sorting technologies for the global recycling and waste management sector for over 50 years. With over 8,200 systems installed in over 100 countries, this equipment recovers valuable waste from different streams. TOMRA Recycling promotes the circular economy, optimising and extending the life of materials and waste through prevention, reuse, repair and recycling. Moreover, the company has created its own Circular Economy Division to drive the circular economy through a higher standard of recycling in order to recover materials with a level of quality that enables them to be re-integrated into highperformance finished products.

TOMRA Recycling is part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions, which also develops sensor-based systems for detection, sorting and process analytics for the food and mining sectors. The parent company, TOMRA Systems ASA, was founded in 1972 and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. It has a turnover of 1.1B Euro in 2021 and employs around 4,600 people.

Technologies and equipment developed by TOMRA Recycling

With a spirit of innovation, TOMRA Recycling develops new solutions designed to respond to growing consumer awareness and increasingly stringent legislation at its facilities in Mülheim-Kärlich (Germany) and Bratislava (Slovakia). With 8,200 units installed in more than 100 countries worldwide, TOMRA flake sorters process an amount of flakes that can fill 5,6 Empire State Building or more than 2,330 olympic-size swimming pools.

TOMRA Recycling, a pioneer in the sector, developed the first high-capacity NIR sensor for waste sorting applications. The company’s flagship equipment includes the latest generation of AUTOSORT®, which combines the most advanced, leadingedge functions and technologies available on the market in a single machine. This enables it to tackle materials that would be practically impossible to sort with more traditional technologies.

Materials such as MSW, organic waste, thermoplastics (PET, PP, E-Scrap, PS, ABS, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, trays, bottles, etc), paper and WEEE. A compact design makes it easy to integrate into new plants or treatment lines featuring previous AUTOSORT® versions.



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