Carlos Manchado Atienza, regional director, Americas, who works out of Charlotte, North Carolina, for sensor-based sorting system manufacturer Tomra Sorting Recycling, will speak about sorting thermoformed packaging Tuesday, Nov. 10, as part of the Americas Thermoform Recycling and Food Contact Recycled Packaging virtual event. This webinar examines cost-effective pathways to increase thermoformed tray recycling, improving its value for food packaging applications, according to Tomra Sorting Recycling, which is based in Germany.
Manchado Atienza and Octavio Victal, president of Green Impact Plastics, will present from 10:10 to 10:55 a.m. Victal explains how the company has created a closed-loop polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoform recycling program through its partnership with rPlanet Earth, Vernon, California. The company processes thermoform bales to create a clean flake product for use in sheet extrusion and thermoforming using Tomra Autosort and Autosort Flake technologies at its plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Manchado Atienza’s presentation focuses on new Autosort technological advancements that make sorting thermoform products possible, according to a news release from Tomra. “Our latest sorting technologies include Sharp Eye to increase light efficiency, so the machine can see down to the molecular level and differentiate between the PET bottle and the thermoformed container,” he says. “This allows Green Impact to process and sort millions of pounds of cleaner thermoformed packaging each month.”
For more information and to see the full Thermoform Recycling & Food Contact Recycled Packaging webinar event sessions, visit www.cmtevents.com/eventschedule.aspx?ev=WEB201136&.