The plastic recycling capacity in Europe is growing according to a recent study made by Plastic Recyclers Europe and is expected to continue growing with the coming legislation on packaging as a key driver. The demand for PCR (Post-Consumer Recyclates) material is expected to increase significantly and Trioworld is investing heavily to meet the demand and secure the supply of PCR for our customers. The study from PRE shows that plastic recycling capacity grew 8 % between 2018 to 2020 alongside considerable improvements in collection, sorting and recycling leading to a growing uptake in a wider range of end applications. “In 2022, Trioworld decided to invest more than 50 million EUR in expanding our recycling capabilities. Investments that will make it possible to supply high-quality post-consumer recycled material to stretch film”, says Oskar Karlsson, CPO and VP Sustainability at Trioworld Group.
IPG® (Intertape Polymer Group®), a leading manufacturer of highly automated packaging machinery and turnkey solutions, has launched the new Tishma brand SafeSeal-AI™ Vision Inspection System which offers a reliable, repeatable, and precise inline seal and product inspection process.
“We have harnessed the power of A.I. to offer an unbelievably easy to use in-line heat seal inspection system for the food and medical industries,” explains Micah Ordway, IPG Product Manager – Machinery. “We applied our deep-learning A.I. vision tools to thermal images to find sealing, product or packaging defects – including those that are almost impossible to find with rules-based vision tools or even standard vacuum-check inspections.”
This PC-based, turnkey inspection system includes everything needed to reliably inspect heat sealed trays, bags, or packaged products at a rate of 300 scans/minute and includes 20 TB of data storage.
“Using artificial intelligence to solve challenging inspection requirements with high speed scanning, validation and data allows users to continually monitor their process and correct any discrepancies before they become major problems”, states Rob Hoffman, IPG Senior Director of Sales. “With fast, friendly implementation and deployment in freezer, wet or hot environments, the SafeSeal-AI allows for increased productivity, quality control, customer safety and satisfaction!”