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Tomra Recycling introduces new applications to distinguish between food-grade and non-food-grade plastics

Tomra Recycling introduces new applications to distinguish between food-grade and non-food-grade plastics applications, differentiate, food-grade, non-food-grade, plastics, Tomra Recycling Food and Beverage Business

Tomra’s GAIN technology – now branded GAINnext – has revolutionized waste sorting by significantly improving the performance of Autosort units. This innovative solution is able to identify objects that were previously difficult, if not impossible, to classify using conventional optical waste sensors.

By integrating traditional near-infrared, visual spectrometry, and other sensors with deep learning technology, Tomra has developed the most accurate solution on the market. Achieving purity levels exceeding 95% in packaging applications within customer plants across the UK and Europe, it opens up new revenue opportunities for Tomra’s clients.

In addition to these advancements, Tomra is introducing two non-food applications that complement the existing GAINnext ecosystem. These include an application for deinking paper to produce cleaner paper streams and a PET cleaner application for even higher purity PET bottle streams.

According to Dr. Volker Rehrmann, EVP and head of Tomra Recycling, the use of AI technology to enhance sorting performance has been ongoing for decades. However, this latest application represents another milestone in the industry.

“AI has the capability to revolutionize resource recovery, and our innovative use of deep learning and AI technology solidify our position as a leader in this field,” Rehrmann remarks.

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