Russian company Actis, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass, has chosen Redwave sorting technology for its processing site.

It awarded a contract to BT-Wolfgang Binder for the conception and reali­sation of the automatic sorting plant for raw material recycling of waste glass.

In addition to the BT-Wolfgang’s Redwave glass sorting machines, the contract also included metal separators, screening machines, crusher, an extraction system, as well as associated conveying technology.

The complete equipment was integrated in the existing building. Actis is located in Novocherkassk, 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia.

The integrated Redwave sorting machines play a part in the recycling of high-quality white glass, brown glass or mixed glass with no impurities (KSP separation).

The first sorting stage is formed by Redwave 1300 C machines arranged in parallel for recovery of white glass or brown glass, as well for the separation of impurities.

These sorting machines, in the 3-way design, can realise both functions in a single sorting stage. In the second sorting stage, Redwave CS 1500 machines are uti­lised for the improvement in colour and separation of impurities.

Due to the implementation of the new sorting plant, the discharge rate could be increased to 33t/hr.

That not only contributes to saving energy and raw materials in the production of glass: the daily requirement 600 to of waste glass has created new jobs in the region and reduced the quantity of waste, which would have ended at the dis­posal site.