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Hello, we would like to avoid the illegal burning of end-of-life tires and are wondering what we do best with our growing piles of end-of-life tires. As we try to focus more on becoming a circular economy while maintaining profitability we would really appreciate your opinion.
Hello, we are considering how viable both the XRT and XRF technologies in aluminum sorting are, and would like to know the differences between the two X-ray-based sorting technologies, namely XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) and XRT (X-Ray Transmission). What X-ray-based sorting technology is most suitable for my aluminum sorting applications?  
I’m a recycler who has a waste stream that is all cardboard, paper, and some plastic film that comes out with 80% moisture. I generate an average of 1000 pounds per hour of the wet material, or a net 200 pounds per hour if it were dried. Would a system have the ability to dry it, burn it, and still...

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Born in Valencia, Spain but living in Barcelona since 1991, Seguí studied informatic engineering. After finishing his bachelor’s degree, Seguí started a new technological project alongside his father and brother. This family-project evolved during the years and is now our company: PICVISA. The company started as a project for quality control through artificial vision in industrial processes. In fact, PICVISA’s first client was a ceramic company who wanted to check which tiles weren’t good enough to sell. It was between 2004 and 2006 when the company entered its current sector: optical sorting for the recycling and waste management companies. In the company, Seguí has held different positions. He first started developing the software needed to start the PICVISA project but soon began to lead some of the most strategic clients and partners of the company. With the company entering the recycling sector, Seguí took the role of Technical Director. During these years, PICVISA grew exponentially in the national market being the only Spanish manufacturer of optical sorters and also starts selling internationally, mostly in the EU and in North and South America. In 2017, with the company modernization and restructuration, Seguí became PICVISA’s CEO, a title he still holds today.
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Maximilian Gutmayr, international sales manager at Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH since 2017, is an expert for shredding systems, hammer mills as well as complete recycling solutions. After studying Economics at University of Augsburg and different stations abroad, e.g. Japan, Switzerland, etc. he joined the company Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH and is now responsible for worldwide projects and the constant business development. The company Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH has experience in the recycling branch since more than 40 years and delivers shredding solutions and turn-key recycling plants to customers all over the world, e.g. electronic scrap treatment plants, refrigerator recycling plants, solutions for metal swarf treatment, cardboard processing, and many more applications. The worldwide demand for recycling solutions in the environmental branch and of course the changing material mixtures increased over the last years drastically especially in Asian countries where Mr. Gutmayr is an expert in. You can contact Mr. Gutmayr by phone +49(0) 8191965240 or via email: for further questions.
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Tom Higginbottom specialises in providing recycling companies with support and advice on metal separation and recovery. Tom’s onsite experience means that he understands the challenges faced within a recycling operation and is able to provide practical solutions. When managing a recycling project, Tom is involved at every stage from the initial site meeting and review, through material testing at Bunting’s Customer Experience Centre, equipment recommendation, and installation and commissioning. Recent projects include an ElectroStatic Separator for an electronics waste recycler, Overband Magnets and an Eddy Current Separator for a pre-sorted household refuse recycling operation, and a Stainless-Steel Magnetic Separator for a metal recycler.
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My name is Erik Kuenen. I am the international Sales Manager for Goudsmit Magnetic Recycling Systems. With over twenty years of experience in the waste and recycling branch, I am your specialist for magnetic and non-ferrous systems. From Waalre, the Netherlands, Goudsmit designs and manufactures magnetic systems for metal separation and metal recovery. Having 60 years’ experience within the industry, we maintain very high-quality standards. As reprocessing several waste flows becomes more and more refined, environmental demands get higher and higher. To keep up with the demand, our company continues to develop new types of magnetic systems that exceed customers’ high standards. We invite you to come and test your materials in our test centre in Waalre. This enables you to determine which magnetic system is best for your application. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. By phone +31(0)612150238 or email: LinkedIn:
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