Not Just a Super Glass Sorter!

Posted on: 9 August 2022

Whilst the Impact Air Systems’ ZAC material classifier system is being utilised in numerous glass processing facilities around the UK, it’s evident the super sorter is the ideal solution to remove contaminants from practically any kind of material stream.

The ZAC800/1200 can now be found recovering materials from C&I waste streams, C&D, trommel fines, gypsum and MRF streams. A waste processor in Hartlepool, chose the ZAC to refine the SRF material it produces, ensuring it is of the highest quality possible for future use as an alternative to fossil fuel. With a throughput of eight tonnes per hour, the waste processor required a system that could easily manage the high throughput and bulk density of approximately 220 kgs/m³, of which the ZAC is more than capable.


Recovered glass from the waste stream      

SRF and Aggregates
Impact has also recently secured an order from a waste management company in Lincolnshire, for a double ZAC1200, capable of processing 14 tonnes per hour of SRF material by removing unwanted stone, glass, and aggregates from the final product.

C&D material
Another ZAC800 installation has recently taken place at a waste site of a C&D company. The material streams produced by this waste were not able to be recycled without processing and refinement. Impact’s ZAC800 removes the aggregate material, dense plastics, metals, and glass, leaving the fine SRF material of paper, fibre, and thin plastic film.

Plasterboard gypsum
Plasterboard gypsum and paper separation has also been a popular requirement, of which the ZAC performs flawlessly. The clean gypsum material streams are impressive, while all paper residue is removed, leaving a high-quality product.


Visit our Zigzag Air Classifier (ZAC) page here for more information.

To discuss your requirements, contact our recycling specialists on +44 (0)1162448855 or email

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