National Recovery Technologies has a significant presence in the plastics recycling sector.
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), a company involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy and construction and demolition industries, has acquired National Recovery Technologies (NRT), a Nashville-based company that designs and manufactures optical sorting equipment for the solid waste and recycling industries. BHS is headquartered in Eugene, Ore.
“We’re pleased to add NRT to the BHS family,” says Steve Miller, BHS CEO. “NRT was founded by some of the brightest scientific minds in the industry, and its values have been based on technology innovation, quality of manufacturing and a strong commitment to customer support, values that BHS has as well. Today, NRT produces the best optical technology on the market, which strengthens BHS’ position as a global leader in providing the most state-of-the-art and durable material recovery systems in the industry.”
NRT, founded in 1981, owns or is the exclusive licensee of 29 U.S. patents and five foreign patents covering NIR (near infrared), X-ray, laser, and line camera sorting systems. According to a BHS news release, NRT has significant expertise in plastic bottle and flake sorting technology. BHS says NRT has the world's largest installed capacity in PET plastic reclamation plants.