Axion Engineering has signed a sales and marketing agreement with NESTRO Lufftechnik GmBh to promote and sell NESTRO’s air separation products and technologies in the UK and Ireland.
Established in 1987, NESTRO operates from several sites across Europe and has over 250 employees. NESTRO designs and produces innovative air separation products and vacuum systems for sorting lightweight films, paper and dust from heavy product fractions in the following markets – wood working, energy from waste and more recently waste plastic recycling.
Axion’s team visited several NESTRO installations across Europe and was impressed with the NESTRO system’s ability to efficiently separate light fractions from bulky waste streams, such as the removal of plastic films from rigid packaging items.
Axion Director, Keith Freegard, says: “NESTRO’s innovative and novel air separation products will extend and complement the current range of machinery available through Axion’s partnership with other plastics equipment suppliers.”
NESTRO Sales Manager, Seyed Bousari, comments: “I believe that as a leading specialist in the plastics recycling sector, Axion is the ideal partner to promote NESTRO technology in the UK. Looking to the future, I envisage a long and fruitful co-operation between us.”
The increase in the scope and tonnages of plastics from kerbside recycling across the UK has changed the composition of dry-recyclables entering Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) with the higher proportion of plastic film waste presenting challenges for older MRFs to separate efficiently.
The NESTRO equipment is designed to retro-fit into existing MRFs or for new plant installations. This provides a solution for lights separation and opens up opportunities to turn this type of waste into a recyclable resource.
Keith adds: “MRF operation managers often respond to a change in the incoming material mix by increasing the level of manual sorting; however the extra labour required to efficiently remove plastic film waste is not viable. NESTRO air separators are a far more cost-effective solution.”
Axion plans to promote the application of NESTRO products and technologies to key potential users, such as municipal waste processing and sorting plants, construction and demolition waste processing plants, green waste processing plants and WEEE and ELV waste processing plants.
NESTRO will exhibit at the Axion Conference “Designing, building and operating a modern MRF – lessons from practical experience” to be held at the IET in Birmingham on 25th May 2011.
As well as supplying machinery, Axion Engineering’s specific expertise lies in designing and project managing new recycling plants and plant modifications for third parties. Its expert team can also advise on equipment selection and process engineering trials as required.