Equipment Report

January 18, 2013
RTGE Staff

Sennebogen Launches Redesigned Website
Sennebogen of Straubing, Germany, has redesigned its website,, adding new content, such as a Product Finder and Media Portal.

Visitors will find a completely revised site with a wide range of new content and easy-to-navigate menus. The new site is designed to serve as an information and communication platform for existing and potential Sennebogen customers and business partners.

The company’s product lines, from material handlers to crawler cranes, are explained at the site’s New Product area. Customers also can search for products by machine group, industry or with the new Product Finder.

The product section also contains industry-specific recommendations, jobsite reports and a photo gallery, as well as information on a wide range of used equipment available for sale.

The website’s new customer service link is designed to help connect visitors with the Sennebogen network of more than 300 service points operated by more than 120 sales partners worldwide. Other featured links include the Sennebogen media portal, offering videos and downloads, and the trade show event calendar.

The newly designed Sennebogen web shop offers an entire collection of merchandise for sale.

A mobile version of the site is coming soon, Sennebogen reports.

Starlinger Delivers equipment to Uzbekistan Recycler
Vienna-based equipment manufacturer Starlinger has announced that it is supplying the recycling company Geleon Link, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with its RecoStar PET 125 HC iV+ recycling line (including a ViscoStar 120 SSP unit) for processing postconsumer washed and dried PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottle flakes. Expected total output capacity is 8,000 metric tons per year.

According to Starlinger, the system is the first complete PET recycling project built in Uzbekistan. The recycled food-grade material processed will be sold primarily in the domestic market.

The line produces food-grade regranulate suitable for various applications, Starlinger says. The recycling/decontamination process fulfills U.S. Food and Drug Administration, European Food Safety Authority and brand owner requirements, the company says.

Other benefits include constant residence times and first-in-first-out (FIFO) processing during preheating. Starlinger says the reactor’s design ensures each individual pellet undergoes uniform treatment to achieve viscosity and decontamination levels required for food-contact applications.

NRT Continues Expansion in China
National Recovery Technologies (NRT), based in Nashville, Tenn., has opened a 202-square-meter demonstration center in Suzhou, China. According to a press release, the facility continues NRT’s investment in the Chinese market.

Kevin Lu will represent the company in China and will oversee the expanded facility.

“Kevin has our full trust and support, which is why we made this investment into one of the most important markets in the world,” says NRT CEO Matthias Erdmannsdoerfer. “We plan to be an integral part of Chinese recycling efforts for years to come. NRT is looking to lead the industry by continuing to provide best-in-class optical sorting equipment.”

The demonstration center features NRT’s MultiSort SpydIR-T/ColorPlus Combo, with more equipment scheduled to be added in the future.

NRT was recently named “Excellent China Green Plastics Recycling Enterprise” by the China Scrap Plastics Association (CSPA).