The LIFE PST SORT project (project number: LIFE17 ENV/ES/000168) consists of the development and demonstration of an innovative material sorting solution aiming to recover secondary raw materials from Automotive Shredder Residues (ASR) of end-of-life vehicles (ELV), which are mostly landfilled or incinerated.

The project includes the design and construction of a demonstration plant which will be installed at the CALAF’s premises. Tests of other materials and feedstocks (such as slags, IBA, MSW and industrial wastes) will be performed in order to demonstrate replicability and transferability attributes of the LIFE PST SORT solution.


Potential customers benefiting from the LIFE PST SORT solution are mainly Recyclers and Post-Shredding Treatment operators of ELVs, as well as Waste Management companies.

Local authorities and research centres will also benefit from the demonstration plant that CALAF will build at its premises.


The LIFE PST SORT project solutions have been tested on PICVISA optical sorters.

The company works closely with waste management and recycling companies to increase their productivity with Artificial Vision and Artificial Intelligence solutions.

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CALAF INDUSTRIAL is a subsidiary company of CALAF GRUP. CALAF GRUP is a construction and industrial group constituted of companies specialised in the sectors of building, civil works, environment, maintenance services, industrial construction and equipment manufacturing.

CALAF GRUP has endowed itself with a human team for Research and Development management, which also promotes the application of sustainable development actions in each business division of the company.



CALAF INDUSTRIAL  is a manufacturing and industrial company in a wide range of Environmental sectors (such as water treatment, waste treatment, bulk material handling and processing), agriculture & biomass treatment, and ready-to use & movable fold-out units. The company is located in Calaf, Barcelona (Spain).

The company’s workshops are located in Calaf, Barcelona (Spain), at the company premises, including 2,000 sqm industrial building dedicated to manufacturing and testing. CALAF INDUSTRIAL owns also a fully-equipped Test Centre located at the company headquarters, including feeding and screening machines, as well as machine-vision and sensor-based sorting equipment.

The company provides innovative solutions of sensor-based sorting for a large variety of wastes and materials.