Casepak gets set to open MRF with new sorting line


Bulk Handling Systems has installed a new dual-function sorting line for Casepak’s new MRF in Leicester.

The highly automated, custom line incorporates the latest technology in patented screening, air and optical sorting technology that is designed to maximise the recovery and purity of secondary commodities.


It contains BHS screens, including the enhanced BHS de-inking screen, a mixed fibre optical unit, a film handling system and a full optical container line for plastics recovery.

Set to open in September, the MRF will process 150,000 tonnes of material each year.

Casepak chairman George Smith said: “We’ve been recycling plastics now for the last decade and developing a MRF with full multi-material capacity was the natural next step.”

While its joint managing director Mark Smith added: “Once the facility becomes fully operational, it will more than double the quantity of material that Casepak can handle, as well as increase the number and type of materials that can be processed.”

Casepak is jointly owned by G.A.E Smith (Holdings) and SCA Recycling UK. The MRF builds on learning from the opening of SCA’s own MRF in Southampton in 2009.