Circular flow problems?

For a more sustainable production and circular economy!

You will find solutions at RECYCLING-TECHNIK Dortmund – the trade show for recycling technologies on June 22 and 23, 2022.

Something is moving here
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Something is moving here
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Something is moving here. For sure. It is processed, collected, separated, pressed, shredded, sorted. Whether waste, glass, wood, plastic, paper, metal or other materials from the processing industry: at the RECYCLING-TECHNIK Dortmund trade show on June 22 and 23, 2022, technology users will find solutions for recycling and environmentally sound disposal.

Trade visitors will find the entire value chain of the process industry on site
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Trade visitors will find the entire value chain of the process industry on site
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The community for industrial process, procedure and recycling technology in four exhibition halls

The exhibition portfolio is complemented by the SOLIDS and PUMPS & VALVES trade shows, which take place at the same time. Trade visitors will thus find the entire value chain of the process industry on site. More than 450 companies will present their components for processing, handling and storage, analysis, transport as well as reprocessing and environmentally sound disposal of gases, solids and liquids in a total of 4 exhibition halls.

  More than 450 companies will present their new products and processes
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More than 450 companies will present their new products and processes
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The trade show at the heart of the industry

With its location in Dortmund, RECYCLING-TECHNIK takes place in one of the largest and most important economic regions in the world. The Rhine-Ruhr area plays a central role for numerous industries. These include the machinery, steel and mining industries as well as the chemical and plastics industries. Industries that are among the most strongly represented visitor groups at the trade show.

  With its location in Dortmund, RECYCLING-TECHNIK takes place in one of the largest and most important economic regions in the world
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With its location in Dortmund, RECYCLING-TECHNIK takes place in one of the largest and most important economic regions in the world
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The supporting program of RECYCLING-TECHNIK Dortmund

In addition to the exhibition, an extensive supporting program rounds off the visit to the recycling trade show. Trade visitors can look forward to planned theme routes, live explosions and an exclusive lecture program. With the WFZruhr, the DGAW and the IAB Weimar, the trade show already has strong cooperation partners at its side. The focus will be on current recycling topics, e.g. the implementation of the Commercial Waste Ordinance or the new developments in deconstruction and recycling.

  Recycling, second life and re-use are levers for a sustainable circular economy
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Recycling, second life and re-use are levers for a sustainable circular economy
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Another trendy topic of Recycling Technik Dortmund: Climate neutrality needs recycling management

Recycling, second life and re-use are levers for a sustainable circular economy. This is an essential building block on the road to climate neutrality. Clever recycling systematically reduces waste, saves raw materials and cuts greenhouse gas emissions. However, this contribution to achieving the EU‘s climate targets will have to grow.

 

Digitization is the magic wand – communication is the discipline

The recycling rate will increase if intelligent recycling technology succeeds in separating valuable raw materials by type and making them available again in high purity and quality. Information, networking and communication between players are the magic words here. And digitization is the magic wand. On the one hand, a digital product passport or twin provides all relevant manufacturing data for a product and allows it to be consistently traced. On the other hand, all the information about the raw materials used can be read out from it after use. This makes single-variety recycling possible. In addition, it is possible to read out product and performance data, such as material, condition, and history, and on this basis to determine the overall eco-balance over the life cycle.

 

Added value and legislation will drive the issue forward

As simple as this sounds, it needs to be implemented and financed. "Manufacturers often buy materials, components or parts based on their functional performance and are less interested in their specific material composition. In addition, interest in information for their recyclability must first be aroused,“ Andrea Gassmann emphasizes. "The flow of information between product manufacturers and recyclers will improve when concrete added values become apparent,“ says the head of the Digitization of Resources department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategy IWKS. Wladislaw Benner, research associate at Fraunhofer IWKS, puts his finger in the wound: "There is often a lack of substantial communication between the two groups for an exchange of mutual interests.“

In addition to active communication at the company or association level, the topic of supply bottlenecks can become a driver for exchange between players. When there is a shortage of new raw materials, manufacturers ask for reprocessed substances. Thus, the topics of grade purity and quality of recycled materials come to the fore. Where added value is not enough, legislators will have to be drivers for digital product information. Andrea Gassmann mentions the product passport for batteries, which will be mandatory in five years, as an example. "And users also drive the issue when they ask what exactly was built into the product, where it came from, and whether it is recyclable,“ Benner adds. And finally, the overall balance has to be positive, because "digitization also has an environmental footprint,“ Gassmann concludes.

 

Conclusion

To increase the recycling rate, players need to network better. Information flow and exchange will then increase. The trend is toward the digital product passport because it provides comprehensive information that enables sorted and high-quality recyclates. If this can generate added value, the topic will be pushed forward more quickly. If this does not succeed, legislation will become necessary.

 

RECYCLING-TECHNIK Dortmund helps users in the processing industry to get an overview of the market. Finally getting back in touch with technology providers in an analog way and getting individual solutions for their concerns – that is what the trade show is all about.

With the protection concept "The Safest Place To Meet“, the trade show organizer Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH guarantees safe participation in the trade show.

 

Trade show trio SOLIDS, RECYCLING-TECHNIK and PUMPS & VALVES Dortmund

Venue: Messe Dortmund, Halls 4, 5, 6 & 7, Rheinlanddamm 200, 44139 Dortmund

Date: 22 and 23 June 2022

Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday, daily from 09:00 – 17:00

URL: www.recycling-technik.com

Free trade show ticket with code 2506 at https://www.recycling-technik.com/registrierung

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