News 05/07/2018

Sorting specialist STEINERT is providing answers to China's import ban at IFAT in Munich – and is presenting a new stand design as well as a new website.

Much more than the sum of their parts: the UniSort Black and UniSort Film NIR sorting systems help meet the now more demanding German Packaging Ordinance, the stricter German Commercial Waste Ordinance and the purity rate of Chinese waste.

Furthermore, the company is presenting the STEINERT EddyC MOVE – a mobile non-ferrous metal separator. Even the best possible solution cannot bear fruit if it is not quick and easy to understand. So this is where the new stand design with visual digitalisations is on hand to help.

“In times when purity and rising recycling rates are the key to success, we are well positioned with both our process expertise and the necessary technology,” reports Peter Funke, CEO of STEINERT. “We offer operators of disposal facilities the full range of magnetic separation, non-ferrous metal separation and state-of-the-art near-infrared sorting systems.” Plant operators can now sort black plastics with the UniSort Black system. And the UniSort Film efficiently separates 2D materials from the material flow. Both are issues that can make a real difference to recycling rates.

During the VDMA demonstration days in the outdoor area of the fair, the company will demonstrate the STEINERT EddyC MOVE, which separates ferrous and non-ferrous metal in one step – a process step that helps to meet the requirements of the Commercial Waste Ordinance. The range of applications includes wood waste, demolition waste, refuse-derived fuel, commercial and mixed construction waste.

STEINERT focuses on two factors with respect to metal recovery: purity and process flexibility. For example, the STEINERT KSS multi-sensor machine enables sorting facilities to separate metals homogeneously. It consists of a platform which deploys various sensors such as 3D, colour and induction recognition. The system can also be fitted with a fourth sensor (near-infrared, x-ray transmission or x-ray fluorescence sensor). The x-ray sorter ensures that heavy metals are separated from a lightweight metal fraction (e.g. aluminium).

Thanks to the newly structured online presence (, customers can now find solutions to their sorting questions even faster and have a direct link to the industry specialists at STEINERT. The new stand design in Hall B6 (Stand 451/550) clearly reflects this by concentrating on essential solutions and clarity.


STEINERT can look back on a 125-year history: founded in 1889 in Cologne, this family-run business is one of the world’s leading companies in magnetic separation and sensor sorting. With 300 employees, STEINERT generates an annual turnover of approx. EUR 100 million. In addition to 50 sales partnerships and joint ventures around the globe, the company also has subsidiaries in Germany, Australia, the USA and Brazil.

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