Solid Waste & Recycling


Machinex becomes Pellenc partner in North America

Machinex, leader in the field of machinery design and manufacturing for material recycling facility, has announced ...

Machinex, leader in the field of machinery design and manufacturing for material recycling facility, has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Pellenc Selective Technologies (ST) in North America.

Pellenc is a recognized European manufacturer of optical recognition equipment for recycling facilities.

“This genuine association with Pellenc ST contributes to the leadership of Machinex as integrator of mechanical and optical technologies for recycling facilities in North America. Our unique designing, manufacturing and integration process now constitutes a valuable asset for our clientele who faces new challenges regarding productivity improvement and enhanced complex human resources management in our sector,” said Pierre Par, president of Machinex.

The major equipment involved in this agreement are Mistral, Sirocco and Zephyr Pellenc ST models. This equipment enable mechanical separation to three categories of plastic at once as well as several other recyclable materials, from optical recognition mechanism according to their composition spectrum or their color. Highly advanced, this equipment provides an efficiency rate up to 95 per cent. Finally, starting up full power operation and regular maintenance require minimum intervention.

Machinex offers operator training, technical support and part sales as well as the implementation of an active demonstration site of plastic material separation at its Plessisville facility.

About Machinex

Founded in 1970, Machinex became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facility in the early 1980s. A leader in designing profitable and quality MRF technology, Machinex now has more than 100 employees working in facilities with more than 60,000 square feet. Based in Plessisville (Quebec, Canada), Machinex has a sales office in Chicago (Illinois, Unites States) and a branch in Pickering (Ontario, Canada). The company is deploying its distributor network in North America in order to enhance it’s presence towards new municipal and industrial customers.

About Pellenc ST

Originating from Pellenc SA European equipment maker, Pellenc ST was founded in 2001. Hiring 48 people, of which 25 per cent work in R&D, the company supplies 70 per cent of recycling facilities in Europe that choose the mechanical separation of household and industrial wastes. With a growth rate of 50 per cent per year since its creation and a rate of exportation sales of 60 per cent, Pellenc ST is in full expansion world over.

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