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New investment in the research and development of plastic recycling at research institute NTCP

Sustainable solutions for improved plastic recycling receive a boost from the National Growth Fund programme Circular Plastics NL

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Perfect Sorting enters next phase

After assessing over 300 SKUs from the brand owners in Perfect Sorting, the project just entered a new phase: the realisation of a demonstrator on AI-based packaging waste classification and sorting at the facilities of NTCP and later in the year at a waste management company. Perfect Sorting has partnered up with PolyPerception, specialised in waste stream characterisation using AI, to realise a classification and decision model to enable AI based sorting.

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Perfect Sorting Consortium: Assessing the future of packaging waste sorting

• Nine brand-owners, an independent test & research centre and two universities will bring expertise over 2 years to develop and test an artificial intelligence (AI) decision model that could help separating packages that are currently not properly sorted such as food and non-food packaging. • The consortium members will make use of an open innovation approach, preventing a potential technology lock-in. • This AI decision model will be made available for wide use in sorting plants in Europe.

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Vacancy Process Engineer

Are you the one strengthening our team with you experience in process technology or a related field? Send your cv and motivation to us or contact Marcel van Eijk for more information.

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Vacancy Research Engineer

Are you the research engineer that will join our team? Send your motivation and CV to info@ntcp.nl or get in contact with Marcel van Eijk!

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Windshifter with a "special touch"

Wow! Our Nihot Windshifter arrived today. With a special window, so that we can investigate what exactly happens inside the windshifter when settings are changed.

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Installation IFE screen and conveyor belt

We made quite some progress this week! Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery B.V. installed the IFE screen and the conveyor. This weekend the installation of the drumfeeder and STEINERT GmbH magnet will be finalized.


The date for the grand opening is set

On May 25th, the National Test Centre Circular Plastics will officially open its doors. We are happy to announce that Minister Stientje van Veldhoven will perform the opening. The personal invitation to the event will follow, so keep an eye on your mail!


Arrival ballistic separator

Another shipment of equipment - today the ballistic separator!

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Delivery of our first equipment

Today, the first equipment is delivered by Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions.


Ready for installation of machines

We are ready to receive the first shipment of first machines for our pilot facility!


Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions

We are happy to announce that Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions will be the supplier for the NTCP sorting line. Bollegraafs CEO Edmund Tenfelde and NTCP director Martine Brandsma undersigned the agreement today.


Highest point

Milestone! Today, we reached the highest point of the construction of our building.


New life for plastic waste

Innovation and development to close the plastic loop. The National Test Center for Circular Plastics will be located in Heerenveen. State Secretary Van Veldhoven and Deputy De Rouwe marked the agreements on this at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W).