Rodepa Plastics wins trusted SORTEX B1 MultiVision optical sorter in K Show lottery draw

Roy de Paauw, Director, Rodepa Plastics and Bernhard Gabauer, Head of Plastics Segment


K 2019 will certainly be an event to remember for Rodepa Plastics, after Mark Langenholf, Managing Director of the Netherlands based recycling plant won a SORTEX® B1 MultiVision™ – Bühler’s yield optimising color sorter for plastic flakes.

The prize – a one-module optical sorter – includes free delivery and commissioning, made possible by the support of Bühler’s global team of experts.

The lottery attracted hundreds of entrants from over 50 countries and Bernhard Gabauer, Head of Plastics Segment at Bühler, made the draw at K 2019, the world’s number one trade fair for plastics and rubber, which took place in Düsseldorf (16-23 October).

Most-trusted optical sorter

Bernhard Gabauer said: “Congratulations to the winners – Rodepa Plastics BV. We are proud to present you with SORTEX, the most-trusted optical sorter for plastics worldwide.  We are confident that it will provide you with an unrivalled accept quality and reject concentration, which will optimize your yield.”

The SORTEX B MultiVision is available with up to seven chutes and can be used for PET, HDPE, uPVC, pellets and ELV and WEEE. Bühler’s proprietary color cameras uses up to three wavelengths to provide excellent color sorting and foreign material detection. 

Bühler’s portfiolio of sorters also includes the SORTEX E PolyVision, which can detect and remove same-color polymer contaminants [PVC, PP and PE]. It also reduces the percentage of other polymers, such as PS, PA (nylon), POM flakes and silicon.

Local support network

Although Bühler is a global business, its expert network can deliver exceptional services locally to customers all over the world. Gabauer adds: “Bühler is represented in more than 140 countries, and we have more than 13,000 employees.

“That’s why we were confident about opening up this lottery to companies all over the world, because our service network is so strong and widespread. We look forward to installing the SORTEX B MultiVision at Rodepa Plastics and showing them how they can get the very best results from what is an exceptional color sorting solution for plastic flakes,” he concludes.