Core competency: Development

Natural, imaginative, and reliable engineering takes many forms.

Today, contemporary engineering is responsible for a productivity development system comprised of people, processes, materials and the right technical solutions which also conforms to humane and resource-conserving conditions. And the declared goal of all of this? Operable and easy-to-maintain plants, adaptive systems solutions, high availability and valid outputs with the highest possible quality. In order to achieve optimal results, knowledge about material and substance flow composition is crucial.

In the next years, the demand for plastic recycling plants in Europe will grow considerably. By 2025, sorting and recycling plants will be put into operation with an estimated capacity of 5.2 million tons. That’s an increase of 25.0%.

The significant market impulse here is the European Waste Framework Directive. By 2020, 50.0% of the plastic portion of residential waste must be materially recycled. With the packaging regulation, the recycling rate for 2019 and 2022 will double for plastic alone.

In addition to mainstream and new technologies in which up to 20 million Euros have been invested, the technical and planning support of such plants is sorely needed.

To this end, Source One supports the market analysis of the input and output fractions, the planning and the evaluation of technical designs as well as the acquisition of required approvals (BlmSchG, EfB, LAGA) – from the first feasibility studies up to the commissioning and transfer.

Are you planning to update your plant or its existing peripheries with state-of-the-art technology? Source One is here to help with that with our entire competence as well.

Professional consultation follows a clear course

  • Step 1: Detailed analysis of the notified material flow.
    • Test sortings
    • Creation of a dedicated input specification, with an accompanying benchmark analysis if desired
    • Presentation of the available amounts and economic parameters.
  • Step 2: Definition of target output quality based on target application
    • Transfer to a clear technical and contextual specification
    • If desired, an exploration of potential buyers, price benchmarks and all economic parameters.
  • Step 3: Creation of a final plant concept as well as clear technical and operative parameters
    • Output quality, throughputs, service lives, delivery times, setup times
    • Service and maintenance, etc. taking the existing infrastructure into account
    • Local approval situation (BlmSchG Article 16, etc.)
    • Preparation of the necessary production documents and/or approval documents.
  • Step 4: Exploration of offers
    • Transfer to a business recommendation
    • Final design of the approval documentation
    • Accompaniment during negotiation meetings
    • Accompaniment during negotiation meetings
    • Transfer to a binding construction and commissioning plan
  • Step 5: Expert technical support of plant construction according to the previously set construction schedule plan
    • Documentation of deviations and delays
    • Transfer and support in the cold start phase
    • Coordination of individual suppliers and interfaces
    • Transfer into the warm-up phase
    • Throughput and availability test following the contractually set parameters as well as the quantitative and qualitative determination of output fractions up to the training of employees on all organization and project levels.