National Recovery Technologies (NRT) LLC

1508, Elm Hill Pike , 37210 Nashville
USA

Telephone +1 615 7346400
sales@nrtsorters.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Bühler Sortex Limited

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  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.010  Recycling plants
  • 03.01.010.01  Recycling plants for sorted waste

Our products

Product category: Recycling plants for sorted waste

SUEZ Selects BHS, NRT for Aberdeen Recycling Systems

The materials recovery facilities will produce recycled commodities and refuse-derived fuel (RDF)

SUEZ Selects NRT

Aberdeen, Scotland – March 31, 2016 – – SUEZ’s Recycling & Recovery UK division has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, engineer, manufacture and install two materials recovery facilities (MRFs) at Aberdeen City Council’s Altens East Industrial Estate south of Aberdeen, Scotland. Scheduled to begin operations in April 2017, the Single Stream MRF will process 20 tonnes-per-hour (tph) of commingled recyclables while the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) system is set to process 30 tph to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF).

The advanced single stream system features a variety of technology to maximise the recovery and purity of recyclable commodities. Included are BHS screens, a Nihot Single Drum Separator and NRT In-Flight Sorting® optical sorters. Screen, air and optical technologies will be utilized to break, extract and purify the glass included in the commingled kerbside collection. NRT technology will also automate and enhance fibre recovery, with an NRT ColorPlus™ to remove cardboard from news and pams, and an NRT SpydIR® to remove any plastics from the mixed fibre stream. The system, designed to comply with the Scottish Government’s Code of Practice on Sampling and Reporting at Materials Recovery Facilities, features sampling, numerous scales to weigh inbound and outbound materials, and automated labeling of outbound bales.

The Single Stream MRF will process 60,000 tonnes-per-year (tpy) and recover more than 95 per cent of available recyclables. The RDF system will process 80,000 tpy. “In the company’s design collaboration with BHS, SUEZ was clear from the onset that the total recovery and quality of commodities sent to market were paramount,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller. “This design and the technology included in this system affirm that commitment and SUEZ should be commended for its forward-thinking approach. The SUEZ Altens East MRF will be instrumental to Aberdeen reaching its recycling targets and stand as a shining example for other communities to follow.”

SUEZ is purchasing, operating and maintaining the MRF on behalf of Aberdeen City Council. In 2000, the Council awarded SUEZ a 25-year contract to manage recycling, composting, treatment and disposal of the household waste for the local authority’s now more than 228,000 residents. The new MRF will increase the city’s 37 per cent recycling rate to 56 per cent by 2020 and could save the city up to £5 million a year in landfill taxes. The plans have been developed to meet the aims set out in the Aberdeen City Waste Strategy, are part of the Aberdeen Recycling and Energy initiative and are in line with Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan, which includes a 70 per cent recycling target by 2025.

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Product category: Recycling plants for sorted waste

Unifi Chooses BHS, NRT for Plastics Recycling Facility

System to purify PET for REPREVE® yarn used in apparel and automotive industries

Eugene, Ore. – July 29, 2015 – Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) has selected Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, manufacture and install a front-end PET purification system in the Company’s Reidsville, N.C., facility. The approximate $25 million investment will help Unifi achieve its goal of backward integration into bottle processing for its REPREVE® recycled fiber product line.

The new system, set to begin operation in June 2016, will feature the latest in screen, air and optical sorting technologies from the BHS Family of Companies, including BHS, Nihot and National Recovery Technologies (NRT). The nine NRT optical sorters with In-Flight Sorting® technology are pivotal to the secondary plastics purification process. The system will process approximately 22,000 pounds per hour of PET bales, removing the non-PET content in preparation for converting the bottles to flake.

“We chose BHS and NRT because of their collaboration and attention to detail throughout our decision-making process,” said Mark McNeill, vice president of technology and business development for Unifi. “Their customer service and engineering abilities stood out as first-class, and after conducting site visits and research, we found that BHS and NRT offered the best available technology. This state-of-the-art facility will raise the bar for Unifi, allowing us to internalize the majority of our flake requirements as we continue to expand our REPREVE filament and polymer chip business.”

REPREVE is a leading brand of recycled fiber that transforms recycled plastic bottles into yarn for products people wear and use every day. Since 2009, Unifi has recycled more than 4 billion plastic bottles into REPREVE-based products made by some of the world’s favorite brands, including Haggar, Ford and Quiksilver, among others.

“This is an exciting project for all of us,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller. “Unifi is on the leading-edge of recycling, transforming plastic bottles into high-tech fibers that are used by world-leading brands,” Miller continued. “The company’s investment in this technology reflects Unifi’s commitment to creating material of the highest quality.”

National Recovery Technologies (NRT)

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, NRT is a leader in designing, manufacturing and installing optical sorting technology. Since our inception in 1981, our people have been industry thought-leaders and innovators. Today, we apply our technology in automated industrial inspection systems, materials handling and process control, particularly in processing material for recycling. Our team is focused on technology innovation, quality of manufacturing and a strong commitment to customer service.

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

Headquartered in Eugene, OR, BHS is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Nihot (Amsterdam), NRT (Nashville, TN) and Zero Waste Energy (Lafayette, CA). Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the largest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery, and purity rates in the industry.

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Product category: Recycling plants for sorted waste

MetalDirector™

The NRT MetalDirector™ sorting system uses sophisticated metal-sensing technology to readily identify and eject ferrous and nonferrous metals from a mixture of materials. The sorter can efficiently recover aluminum cans from a process stream. The sorter features an eddy current induction detection module incorporated into a fast-moving conveyor. The MetalDirector™ detects and identifies metal objects and their locations within the fast-moving material feed stream on the belt. The metal objects are then ejected by a brief, precise blast of compressed air as they discharge off the end of the conveyor. The system incorporates rugged heavy steel plate construction for the sorting enclosure, self-cleaning live roll splitter, and an advanced easy-to-use operator interface.

Features
•As little as 0 ppm metal in commodity
•Small footprint standalone machine
•Advanced detection array
•Low product loss
•Uptime of 99% or more

Applications
•Recovery of aluminum can product from a mixed container stream
•Removal of metals from a materials process stream
•In the MRF Industries, the MetalDirector™ can be installed into an accelerating conveyor of an optical sorter and integrated with the sorter’s ejection system for the removal of aluminum cans and other metal objects
•In the PET Recycling Industries, the MetalDirector™ can be added to any existing NRT sorter to detect and eject metals including aluminum cans or other metals

Technology
•Induction metal sensing
•Fastest solenoid valves in the industry to minimize product loss
•Object-tracking algorithm identifies and ejects metal as small as 1 mm
•24″ (3,600 lbs/hr) to 108″ (16,200 lbs/hr)

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Product category: Recycling plants for sorted waste

E-Scrap

Electrical waste systems to increase recovery and reduce impact.

The shorter life cycles on all electronic equipment is creating a growing demand for the proper recycling of computers, cell phones, televisions and other electronic devices. NRT provides complete systems for processing circuit boards, precious metals, plastics, panel glass, funnel glass and other commodities in this rapidly-expanding market segment. As the designers of In-Flight Sorting® technology, we continue to actualize new and effective solutions. Electrical waste contains hazardous but also valuable and scarce materials; custom sorts can be configured to suit requirements of changing market conditions, as many can be easily identified with NRT’s advanced technology. NRT installations are achieving leading purity rates, removing contaminate with near-zero product loss. Our equipment offers real-time analysis of material streams to allow customers to track material composition and results.

SORTING TECHNOLOGY

NIR

Near Infrared Spectrometry

SpydIR® -R An advanced infrared sorting system that separates numerous selected polymers from a mixed stream. Designed to identify and sort E-Scrap plastics into user defined polymer groups. SpydIR® -R Equipment Page

SpydIR®-T Uses transmissive technology and fast, highly-sensitive algorithms to rapidly identify unique polymer “signatures” from their infrared spectra. Separates HDPE -N from either HDPE and/or mixed plastics streams; identifies PET, including thin-walled PET and wrapped PET. SpydIR® -T Equipment Page

Online Analyzer™ Monitors PVC content and low melt content data which are measured and displayed on a industrialized computer screen. Designed to retain historical data such as contamination levels, with capabilities to send alarms to process PLC for contaminated flake diversion.

VIS & RGB

Visual Spectrometry & Color Line Scan Camera

ColorPlus™ An advanced image processing system that targets and sorts materials based on color analysis and sophisticated object recognition. Designed to separate polymers from circuit boards and separate black polymers from colored polymers. ColorPlus™ Equipment Page

EM

Electromagnetic metal sensor

MetalDirector™ Uses advanced electromagnetic sensing technology integrated with the sorter’s ejection system for the removal of aluminum cans and other metal objects. Designed for installation into any process line to extract all valuable metals such as: Fe, Al, SS, Cu, and Zn, from a polymer stream on materials. MetalDirector™ Equipment Page

MetalDirector™ Flake Uses advanced electromagnetic sensing technology integrated with the sorter’s ejection system for the removal of aluminum cans and other metal objects. Designed for separation of ferrous and non-ferrous metal particles down to 1mm in size. MetalDirector™ Flake Equipment Page

X-RAY

X-Ray Dual Energy X-Ray & X-Ray Fluorescent

TruSort® with DXRT™ An advanced dual energy X-Ray sorting system designed to separate materials at high throughput rates according to composition. Designed for sorts that require identification of material by atomic density. Applications include separation of panel glass from funnel glass in CRT material streams. Removal of fire retardant containing polymers and the separation of PCB from other plastics and heavy metals from lighter metals, such as aluminum. TruSort® with DXRT™ Equipment Page

TruSort® with XRF™ An advanced X-Ray Fluorescent sorting system designed to separate materials at high throughput rates according to elemental atomic identification. Designed for sorts that require identification of material by atomic element. Applications include separation of panel glass from funnel glass in CRT material streams. Removal of fire retardant containing polymers and the separation of PCB from other plastics and heavy metals from lighter metals, such as aluminum. TruSort® with XRF™ Equipment Page

Listed Equipment can be integrated at different levels within designed layouts. We are available to discuss the best solution to achieve industry best results for current and future challenges.

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Product category: Recycling plants for sorted waste

Corporate

In 2012, NRT was acquired by longtime partner Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). BHS designs, manufactures and integrates material recovery facilities (MRFs) throughout the world in a variety of industries. BHS prides itself on Vision, Innovation and Collaboration, and a commitment to using the world’s most advanced technology. The combination of NRT’s technology and experience with BHS’ global network and expertise has truly made both companies stronger. In early 2013, we were pleased to welcome Nihot and its world-class air separation technology to the BHS family.

In addition to BHS’ network, NRT utilizes strong strategic relationships with overseas companies for selling our products and for providing customer service in Europe and Asia. Most of our customers operate facilities on a 24/7 basis, and NRT has developed a reputation in the industry for quick and effective response.

NRT has in-house sales, engineering, manufacturing, service and support, and IT teams to develop all of NRT’s components and software. NRT also maintains a strong R&D department and is consistently a market leader for improving existing and innovating new technologies.

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About us

Company details

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, NRT is a leader in designing, manufacturing and installing optical sorting technology. Since our inception in 1981, our people have been industry thought-leaders and innovators. Today, we apply our technology in automated industrial inspection systems, materials handling and process control, particularly in processing material for recycling. Our team is focused on technology innovation, quality of manufacturing and a strong commitment to customer service.

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